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Amazing view, and great workout! but bring bug spray and lots of water.

hiking
8 days ago

Moderately difficult hike. Steep with some easy scrambling required near the top. Going up is easier than coming down due to the many loose rocks, especially in the first third of the trail. Took under an hour and half to hike up to top but a little over an hour and half to descend because concentration on foot placement is needed to avoid slipping. Good workout and doesn’t take too long. Started around 8am on a Sunday morning. No one at the top except myself. Quite a few people going up as I was descending but not as many as you would find on the more popular hikes.

hiking
9 days ago

Loved it! All trails tell you to park in residential area but there’s a nice picnic area parking closer to the trail head. Starts out quite easy for the first 4K then gets more difficult but still moderate. It’s about 7k each way to the falls but we recorded 17 after the extra walk to the car. If you want to swim in the falls there’s some tricky rock spots so just be careful overall wonderful hike with gorgeous changing scenery. Note ***Once you reach the small suspension bridge follow the stream up to the falls.

hiking
10 days ago

Fairly tough, slippery sections with chains . 3rd time and always enjoyable.

hiking
10 days ago

definitely a longer hike about 13 miles roundtrip, the 2nd part is quite rocky with somewhat difficult sections. the views of the tree covered mountains and clouds resting on them is quite magnificent, and it's pretty much a rainforest throughout the hike. the waterfall was cool. dog friendly trail. overall was a great day, great workout! it took about 4-5 hrs.

hiking
11 days ago

This hike will defiently test your cardiovascular system. its steep and rugged terrain of which your constantly gaining elevation. Only 1 good viewpoint which is the lookout. However when I went Vancouver was covered in haze. I did this hike as a prep for golden ears. I would defiently do it again to keep my lungs in check. Took me 2 hrs 20 min up and 1 hr 10 min down.

hiking
21 days ago

Was a good workout but bring bug spray. Great views at the top.

hiking
21 days ago

After following the well travelled trail to the Lynn Peak lookout, continue along the trail, ignoring the large "back to parking lot" arrow. The trail becomes significantly more overgrown, although well marked with coloured flagging tape.

The trail has several under/overs with deadfall and steep sections. In the saddle between Lynn Peak and South Needle, you will pass a junction for Hydraulic Creek Trail. Continue, following the arrow for "South Needle 45mins".

Ascending South Needle, there is a tremendous amount of elevation gain over a short distance. This section is mostly comprised of switchbacks, with a few class 3 scrambles up short rock sections.

Fantastic views from the exposed peak of South Needs of all the surrounding mountain ranges, and the city in the distance.

hiking
23 days ago

A lot of elevation and scrambling after the junction with the lower Norvan Falls Trail, with incredible panoramic views at the summit. My recording was 25 km and 1339 m elevation gain. Plan for 10 hours if you want to enjoy the views and visit the lake. Bring more water and food than you think you need and while I normally don’t use them I found hiking poles useful for steep areas.

hiking
25 days ago

Good hike today. Not too many people on the trail. I would avoid it on the weekend.

tough but worth it, check the weather and have proper footwear

hiking
27 days ago

Loved it but was much farther than it says on here. We did have to park at the second parking lot which added a bit but it was 13.2 to get to the peak totalling close at 27km not the above quoted 18.9 - there were 6 of us that were all tracking.

beautiful view once you are on the top of the mountain, however this hike was a lot harder than we expected.
from beginning of the trail to the top is definitely longer than posted here. roughly 25km round trip including a small detour to the Norvan fall (very worth it!). Make sure you pack lots of water as it's a very long hike.

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail and unreal views at the top!!!

hiking
29 days ago

The views are incredible! Would 100% recommend bringing bug spray though.

the hike was 30km out and back from the parking lot not the stated 19km. Very difficult. bring lots of water and Gatorade and fuel snacks. took 6 girls 10 hrs

Best trail for a quick walk in the woods! Quieter then many of north van trails! No views but still awesome!

Challenging hike but extremely rewarding. Sometimes difficult to distinguish where markers and flags are heading because of the amount of trails leading to different summits or ridges. Hiked to the summit of crown on July 5th and portions of the hike were still covered in snow. A couple down hill portions of the hike are still covered in snow making it very difficult to descend. Definitely recommend hiking boots and/or crampons. Round trip just under 5 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of markers along the trail- but be aware of alternate flagging tape leading to other summits (goat, thunder ridge, etc). Still lots of snow but it is packed down. Hiking boots are recommended as opposed to runners. No view from the summit today even though it was blue skies at the grouse chalet. Took us 2.5 hours to the summit. No snow at the final rocky part. No bugs.

trail running
1 month ago

Fairly easy route for a trail run. The first bit is fairly flat and smooth, while the second part gets a bit more rugged. It's a great trail to run with your dog since there is water along the entire route so they can cool off easily along the way.

1 month ago

Lovely views from the top. Bring bug spray!!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful mountain ranges and valleys are visible from the top of the Mountain!! The hike it self is really scenic. On June 24th was plenty of snow-really dangerous conditions..trail easy to follow by footprints of other hikers left in the snow. The way up-down was challenging (steep, slippery, snow), it might be really dangerous without a proper footwear. Also, lots of bugs now! Take a repellent, sunscreen and sunglasses. Did in a quite phase from/to Grouse chalet in 6h.

1 month ago

Our family did yesterday June 23rd . First part to the Water Fall was easy , after Suspension Bridge was medium then hard but very beautiful and fun .

hiking
1 month 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 month ago

Good hike I enjoyed it

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Not very long, but steep

Great hike on the north shore!

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