Explore the most popular walking 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Did this today Jun 18/18.
This to me was a pretty hard hike considering I did one in Pitt Meadows earlier in the morning. Maybe if I only did this then it would've been a little less stressful on my ankles. quite a long hike.. about 6.5km in and 6.5km back some rough terrain but also some straight paths.. waterfall is amazing and while ur there, dip ur foot in the freezing water.. it'll help with sore ankles like mine. lol. would definitely do it again!

hiking
1 day ago

Good hike I enjoyed it

hiking
7 days 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.

hiking
9 days ago

A great day at the trail.. I highly recommend this and I would suggest to go as early as possible to beat the crowds...
lovely views and not technical at all. 5hrs return and spend at least 30 min at the falls, absolutely worth it. All dogs welcome . went June 9. 2018 great walk ..

The first half is just a normal trail then progressively harder more challenging. Good hiking boots are required unless you want to turn an ankle. If your young and in good shape you’ll have no problem but if your 70 like me and still in good shape expect a few sore muscles the next day.

hiking
11 days ago

Not very long, but steep

Great hike on the north shore!

snowshoeing
17 days ago

Did this after we completed the snowshoe grind. Though it was cold, managed to challenge ourselves to complete it. The views were pretty amazing.

hiking
20 days ago

Early May. Was my first trip up a proper peak. Fantastic. Went with a friend on a Wednesday morning and saw just two others on our way down. About 3.5hrs total. Only one small patch of snow near the top, none on the trail itself.

hiking
20 days ago

Its a pretty good intermediate hike in my opinion. The view of the waterfall is well worth it in the end. I did this hike last weekend. Just so you know there are two ways to get to the falls one that is just plains and the other one has some elevation and rocky paths that you would need to cross. If you are looking for some challenge in this hike then I recommend taking the latter path which is very well marked as well. Enjoy the waterfalls

20 days ago

I did this hike by myself yesterday. I'm not an avid hiker so took me longer than the average 2.5-3 hrs mentioned in the other comments. That being said I think the trail is accessible to all fitness levels. It is a rocky dried up river bed with a reasonably difficult incline, but as long as you have decent hiking boots and watch out for loose rocks it's doable.

22 days ago

If you enjoy a very long walk then this would be the trail for you. If you are an avid hiker who likes climbing then this isn’t. It’s a really beautiful, well marked, flat trail with one short area of incline and a few switchbacks. There is a waterfall at the end but I wouldn’t say it’s worth the long walk in. The extending trails that allow for the harder hikes are still closed due to snow but once they open then make sure to bring extra snacks and water as the first part is already about 7km in. I gave this one 3 stars as I enjoy the views at the end but for those who don’t mind not seeing a view then you would probably enjoy this one.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
22 days ago

We did this hike in late May ! awesome hike . It's a long hike but keeps you interested. The view of the falls is worth it !

hiking
24 days 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!

hiking
24 days 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.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
1 month ago

Busy trail but well maintained - lots of trail runners .

1 month ago

Great trail. Really good taken care of

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
4 months ago

Great hike, would recommend

hiking
5 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
6 months ago

Great hike to start with. Easy and fun

hiking
6 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
7 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.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
8 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.

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