Explore the most popular hiking trails in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
5 days ago

Busy trail but well maintained - lots of trail runners .

5 days ago

Great trail. Really good taken care of

hiking
7 days ago

May 5. Did this hike with a couple of friends, and although we had to park in the overflow lot, we didn’t really encounter many people. One small section (less than 100m) had a bit of snow, but nothing significant. Hiked it in shorts and a t-shirt and hiking shoes, no crampons or microspikes necessary. Beautiful view, a decent amount of elevation without being an outdoor staircase (see: Grouse Grind), and the scenery along the trail made well worth the trip.

hiking
13 days ago

Fantastic trail. The falls were great. Love this park.

18 days ago

Very easy walk through the forest with gorgeous views of the forest. Anyone who is able to walk quite a while will be able to complete his trail. The water was flowing very fast when my friend I went which limited our view of the falls, however, the view of the falls wasn’t too impressive.

hiking
24 days ago

Hiking around Grouse is quite easy. Be careful when descending into the valley as it gets muddy sometimes and prepare for a steep climb up the other side of the valley. The peak offers breathtaking views of the whole backcountry, mount Coliseum, Seymour, the Lions, Hanes valley, local mountains, Capilano Lake and of course, the city of Vancouver.

1 month ago

April 21. From first and furthest overflow parking lot to top and back to car in exactly 3 hours. Very rocky (dry river bed). Going up is ok, it’s like an easier and longer Grouse Grind. Coming down sucks as you have to really watch your step as to not fall on the lose rocks. The view up top is pretty, nothing special though in my opinion so wasn’t worth the climb for me. Usually don’t hike around Vancouver because too many people but not a lot of people were on this one so that was nice. Lots of snow up top still but had no problem in my hiking boots.

1 month ago

Great workout but dont have high expectation for the waterfall. Can do the lynn loop instead if you want something shorter.

hiking
1 month ago

Ran out of Battery before recording 2nd half. Great hike! Felt intermediate with a challenging incline. Stopping alone the way for water breaks made it very manageable. Some rocky paths, snow at the top. Crampons were a huge help, not required but definitely made ascending and descending on packed snow. Great view!

hiking
1 month ago

As of March 31 there is still a large amount of snow on this trail, largely concentrated between about the 3-5km mark. It's hard pack and was passable while moving carefully in normal hiking boots (had to slide a couple of short sections) but would recommend spikes if you have them. Quite a lot of melt run off in the area as well so waterproof boots are a must.
Surprising past the 5km mark the snow pretty much entirely cleared up all the way until the falls.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great hike, would recommend

hiking
4 months ago

Left the Lynn Headwaters at noon and made it to Norvan falls by 1:45. Easy hike with lots of little streams to cross. Had lunch at the falls and started heading back at 3 PM. It was a little tight, but we made it back to the headwaters by 5 PM. We took the easier low trail on the way in and the more difficult high trail on the way back. I would recommend doing it the other way around.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike to start with. Easy and fun

hiking
5 months ago

Did this today, Nov 25 for the first time. Love it! Ran and hiked it. This is not a mindless run. Lots of roots, rocks, stream crossings. It's challenging and forest is beautiful. Moderate rating seems right. Can't wait to do again in all seasons!

trail running
6 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike/ run...... I ran down cedar mills trail and then up .and back .... it's nice to have a scenery change from close to water to up in the woods then a clearly marked path to lead you to the falls.

Great fall hike. Difficult sections and decent but well worth it. Very heavily marked.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy hike, just long. It’s 7.5km each way for 15km total. The falls are beautiful and today we had it to ourselves. The trails are well marked as half of it is more on a gravel road. Parking lot was closed still, so we had to park in the residential areas in Lynn Valley. Only thing that’s hard about this hike is the length, but very unnoticeable elevation gain. It took 4-5 hours at a leisurely pace from the residential lot.

hiking
8 months ago

great trail. did with my 7 and 10yr old. definitely a workout if you take the headwaters trail high route. had a nice feet soak in the river afterwards.
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Very nice view at the top, but super long and difficult hike. Not a lot to see on the way up. Gate closes at 9pm sharp. This hike took a lot longer than I expected. Glad I did it, but won't be rushing back here anytime soon.

hiking
9 months ago

I did this as a day hike on Aug 19th, 2017. We parked at the Lower Seymour Conservative Reserve and hiked into Lynn Headwaters park as the access road has been closed since 2016. It took us 9 and a half hours in total, with a 20 minute lunch break and a few short snack breaks on the way up. The hike itself was fantastic, especially once we were on the coliseum trail. In total, we saw 6 other people over the course of 6 hours, so it feels really remote. It makes for a very long day hike, so I'd recommend an early start if you are planning it. The views are pretty tame until you get into the alpine, where it opens up into a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains. Nothing too technical, just quite steep for a long time and a lot of walking for one day. Definitely recommend this one!

hiking
9 months ago

Challenging and rewarding hike. Excellent view from the top.
Make sure to allow plenty of time if hiking later in the day because the car park shuts promptly at 9pm.

9 months ago

Nice clear markers. The road to park closer to the trail head is closed it's an extra 20 min walk to get to the Lynn Loop. Nice steady incline, little sketch going down cause of all the rocks. Went early, basically no people at all!

hiking
10 months ago

Did this hike few weeks ago with friends and loved it.
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hiking
10 months ago

Made a professional video of the hike here:

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hiking
10 months ago

Did this on July 3rd, clear path, well marked, a bit challenging but nothing crazy.
Took us just over an hour each way.
Gorgeous view from top!

hiking
10 months ago

Went yesterday July 1st and found it really accessible and easy to roam. We took our dog and the pavement was mostly flat. You could bring a stroller. The view point on the bridge is really beautiful about 2km in. Had an amazing time. The water was so blue and refreshing. Amazing place for a walk and a date.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike, I would start early so you can spend few hrs at the water fall, breathtaking nature, in its finest... bring sandwiches, snacks and bear spry... make it an 8 hrs day... make every second count... coz it's just beautiful...love nature. Enjoy

10 months ago

Great view at the top, challenging loose steep rock terrain for the first half. No snow in sight

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy and gradual hike, I'm guessing the difficulty level is because of the distance, I recorded 11.5 miles total. Very worth it, beautiful view. Will do it again.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail has very little incline but is about 18km in total considering the parking lot is shut down right now -have to park on the street and hike in along an easy path/boardwalk. The trail itself has some scrambling. A good amount of rocks and roots. I can barely move today though due to distance. May have been a slightly long hike for our unconditioned bodies so early in the season. I think we'll both be sorry today. I was sorry last night. Hahahha took everything I had to peel myself off my bed and take a shower and make dinner. #WorthIt

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