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backpacking
18 hours ago

Super good weekend

on BCMC Trail

hiking
1 day ago

I found it more challenging than the grouse grind even though it’s not as steep. There are more rocks and roots that require balance as compared to the grouse grind with mostly stairs. Parts of the BCMC trail are fairly worn out. Much less crowded than the Grind and more enjoyable .

Definitely a climb in the beginning but 100% worth it!!!

Most amazing hike I’ve ever done but much harder than described. Took us 7 hours to do and the entire way up is basically very steep incline switchbacks but 100% worth the view. Out of all the hikes in the Vancouver area I would recommend this the most.

Love this hike little hard at first. But when you get to the top the view is breathtaking. Wow, it's amazing would recommend.

hiking
4 days ago

Even though it was misty/rainy the entire trek up, I think the mist made it quite beautiful.
I knew it was going to be a tough go, as I'd read lots of reviews on it.
I am a novice hiker, and while it wasn't a recommended hike for someone like me, I decided to try it anyways. Time wise, I looked at the "average" and estimated double for me. Looking at the elevation gain and distance, I knew I'd need more time, but I was bound and determined to do it. Had I not gotten a little lost near the top and wasted time looking around, I would have been under what I estimated, but as it turned out I was a bit over. For my first kick at it, it wasnt too bad.
I'll be making it an annual hike - will go out to Vancouver and will be a bit more prepared, physically, each time.

If I could give this a million stars I would. This hike is by far the most amazing thing I've done in my life. I did it a few years ago, and it's just astonishingly gorgeous. Literally takes your breath away. Be prepared to sweat and stink. Sooo worth it though.

Will definitely do this again some day.

Great reward at the top! Constant up but not difficult.

Very steep climb to begin with. Gets easier after couple of kilometres. We did it today on Wednesday and only ran into a handful of people. The view from the Bluffs is breathtaking. Spent some time there and had lunch. All together with the break it took just over 3 hrs. I would not call this trail hard. I’m not a very experienced hiker but didn’t find it particularly difficult. Lots of roots and rocks and some muddy areas. All in all well worth the effort!

Did this today. It’s a moderately hard hike. It took just under 4 hours including stops and going at a moderate pace. Beautiful views. This hike has signage most of the way. You can go around dam mountain and around little goat. Add time if you include these smaller peaks on the way. Chains for the final ascent are helpful it’s closer to 8km from the chalet and back. Not the 6km mentioned. The 13km is if you hike up the grouse grind or bcmc first.

on Mystery Lake

hiking
7 days ago

like all north shore mountain hikes, this one doesn't disappoint. a bit slow going at times, lots of roots and rocks. nice viewz

This was a wonderful hike!!

great for cross country bike!

10 days ago

Rewarding hike. On a clear day, there are great views all along the way.

Fun, challenging path. Many people and dogs on the trail. View from Mt Seymour is beautiful and very windy. Wear layers and shoes with good treads.

The view is always worth the hike

Fantastic trail. Not recommended for novices runners/hikers.

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely not an EASY ascent, with the high steps between roots and rocks. But not the hardest hike I've ever done by any means

hiking
23 days ago

My fav so far - technical terrain but great for kids as well, lots of rocks, roots, streams of water, flowers and great spot for a snack break by the lake. Fog was a bonus!

The map needs to be updated. There is no walkway to cross Chancellor Blvd. along the Spanish Trail. I ended up turning back. Would have been nice to see a bit more foot traffic too (perhaps because the sky was a little gloomy). Nice, thick foliage though.

28 days ago

Hiked down after coming up the Grind. It is so beautiful and challenging in a fun way, requiring a level of concentration. It’s much less crowded than the Grind. Looking forward to going up another time!

My favourite solo hike

hiking
1 month ago

The look out along the way is a really nice way to have a break, grab a drink and stretch a bit. It’s a little bit like Grouse Grind but closer to nature rather than man made. The view when you get up top is very nice.

you would need a good ground clearance and 4wd

Great hike. Near the summit there are 35-45 degree rocks to climb, kind of sketchy when wet.

Bring a good group of friends and the proper hiking gear for an amazing hike. Theres nothing quite like sleeping in the forest or on one of these beaches. The views alone are well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first “real” hike.. newbie here.. it was hard but so worth it! We got lucky with the fog lifting just as we reached Eagles Bluff. It gets busy quickly so I suggest going before 9 am.

the hike was great !! great views ! just pre prepared..even with 2 diff maps we almost got off track and ran into fellow lost hikers . doable just can be tricky!

Beautiful views!!! In light of the sight restrictions due to all the fire smoke this summer, we had spectacular views today. The 360 view from the top of the first peak were great. We were a
Little surprised to see snow clinging to the tops of some of the more distant mountains but it sure enhanced the scene.

hiking
1 month ago

First, this is not a lightly trafficked trail. I hiked it today with hundreds of others. Ruined it for me. And so many dogs off leash!

But the hike itself is perfect if you’re not looking to commit a full day. Steep and long enough to know you’ve had a workout with picturesque lakes to stop at and a beautiful view from the top.

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