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    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Eagle Ridge Trail

    5 months ago

    The views along the ridge are truly spectacular and well worth the substantial amount of work you have to put in to see them. My hike stats after completing this trail were 15km and 1250M of total elevation gain which varies slightly from the posted ones on this app.
    It took me 5 hours round trip, about 3hours to Lindsey Lake and then 2 hours down. The first 1km is a nice warm up from the parking lot but once you turn on to the main trail you are in for 2.5-3kms of relentlessly steady climbing. A manageable grade but very little level relief to catch your breath. Once you reach the point where you have to choose which way to go you’ve done about 80% of your elevation gain. I chose to go left at the junction and see the viewpoints on the west side of Eagle Mountain first, high above Buntzen Lake. There are multiple view points as you traverse the ridge. Once you reach Lindsey Lake the trail turns to the backside of the mountain where you are treated to multiple small lakes (more like ponds). The last bit of the snow is melting and there was a lot of standing water on this part of the trail but it was easy to navigate around it. The trail is very well marked. Any time I felt like I wasn’t sure which way to go there were markers to keep me headed in the right direction. The climb down was almost as hard as the way up only with different muscles. Take it slow and preserve your knees! Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. It was the longest hike with the most elevation gain I’ve done to date. It was a heck of a workout but even with the sore muscle two days later I still think it was totally worth it!

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Eagle Ridge Trail

    5 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Eaton Lake

    5 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Crystal Falls

    6 months ago

    Let’s be honest, this is a nature walk, not a hike but the waterfall reward makes it worth checking out for the veteran hikers. Parking was hard to come by on this holiday Monday and the trail was quite busy. There were loads of people in flip flops and although the trail was very muddy, they did just fine. The falls themselves are pretty but way too many people for my liking to visit on a weekend. I’ll stick to the more challenging hikes to thin out the herd.

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Crystal Falls

    6 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Dog Mountain Trail

    6 months ago

    Thought this hike was going to be really easy but was surprised by how challenging it was due to snow still being on the trail in mid June. Good hiking boots are required. It has a. Ice mix of ups and downs with no real tough sections. One of the area’s best “Bang for your buck” hikes when you consider the reward.

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Dog Mountain Trail

    6 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Lynn Peak

    6 months ago

    Once on the Lynn Peak trail be ready for a solid climb for the first hour then after a little reprieve your back at it. As everyone mentioned there is lots of rocks and roots so this is way better for hiking than it is trail running.. Take your time, put in the work and enjoy the view of North Vancouver and beyond.

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Norvan Falls

    7 months ago

    Ok, if you’re looking for a killer hill climb and a big cardio workout this isn’t the hike. If you want to get a good workout with a beautiful reward, I highly recommend the relatively flat hike to Norvan Falls following the Cedar Mills trail. I did this hike right after climbing Lynn Peak so perhaps my legs got about more out of it than others. I also visited on the first day after the long weekend and there was no one at the falls when I got there. A rarity for sure. Great spot to sit, relax and enjoy a well earned trail beer!

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Norvan Falls

    7 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Lynn Peak

    7 months ago

    If you get a spot in the front parking lot you can shave a couple kilometers off he distance of this hike. One you step off the Lynn Loop trail onto the Lynn Peak trail it is 6.4km round trip to the top and back. The 720m of elevation gain starts out quickly and the root and boulders everyone speaks of are coupled with the bulk of the elevation gain in the first half of the hike. Once you get through that its much more manageable as you make you way to peak. This hike deserves the hard rating but it’s not a race. Go at your own pace and you’ll be fine.

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Lynn Peak

    7 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Lynn Peak

    7 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Crystal Falls

    10 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Widgeon Falls

    11 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Cheam Peak

    11 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Chadsey Lake

    11 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Mount Thom

    11 months ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Mount Seymour Trail

    about 1 year ago

    If you are going on a sunny day or on a weekend plan to get there early. The hike is a steady climb with some ups and downs. There are definitely some challenging spots but overall I think it’s doable by most people if they’re determined. Views from the top are worth every drop of sweat!

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Mount Seymour Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Grouse Grind Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I have a love hate relationship with this hike. It is a relentless climb. From the first stair there is no level or down hill sections. 2.5kms of pure leg torture with 2650ft of elevation gain. Choose this hike if you are looking for an intense workout and not so much about the views along the way. It’s a VERY busy trail too so be ready to hike with lots of company.

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Grouse Grind Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist saved Mount MacFarlane

    about 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist completed St. Mark's Summit Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Buntzen Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I've done this Lake Loop trail multiple times. Always a great hike. Love that there are multiple options from the Lake loop to Lakeview trail and the longer Diez Vista trail. The lake is beautiful and trail is well travelled. Get there early on weekends or you will find yourself walking in from outside the gates adding a couple kilometres to you day.

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Buntzen Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Lynn Headwater Trail

    over 1 year ago

    We parked at the baseball fields at Inter River Park and did the trail from the opposite end of the suspension bridge. It was an excellent trail with a few ups and downs but mostly it follows Lynn Creek. The trail is a mix of long stretches of wooden 'bridges' and manicured trail. The views of the waterfalls are spectacular but the area around the suspension bridge was packed with tourist with selfie sticks. Overall a beautiful hike with some great scenery!

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Lynn Headwater Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Abby Grind Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This trailed kicked by butt! There is no warm up and there are very few flat sections. It's all uphill but the reward view of the valley is well worth the effort!!

    Craft Beer Tourist completed Abby Grind Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Craft Beer Tourist reviewed Gold Creek Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This is a nice walk in the park. If you are looking for a challenge there are other hikes close by that would give you a better run for your money. That said, the scenery is nice and in the spring the waterfall is raging!