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Best trails in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

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Looking for a great trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, British Columbia? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park ranging from 5.5 to 22.2 km and from 197 to 1,398 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Norvan Falls
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 14.0 km • Est. 3 h 31 m
Hike is accessible year round but you will need crampons in the winter. Please note that bears have been sighted on this trail.Show more
#2 - Kennedy Falls via Cedar Tree Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 9.3 km • Est. 2 h 21 m
This trail takes the hiker to a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush green forest. The parking lot at the trailhead can be very packed so be sure to arrive early! Also, users have reported that the parking lot only allows parking up to 3 hours.Show more
#3 - Crown Mountain Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 9.0 km • Est. 3 h 16 m
#4 - Lynn Peak
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 12.4 km • Est. 5 h 22 m
Lynn Peak is a challenging 12.4 km hike with 1019 metres of elevation. If you would like to take on this mountain but would prefer a shorter, easier adventure, South Lynn Peak may be the answer. Once you leave Lynn Loop and start on the Lynn Peak trail, you will quickly be met with a trail of softball sized rocks so good hiking boots and even poles are advised. There are several viewpoints along the way but they are mostly obscured by trees. At the end of this part of the trail you do get a nice view of the city and a comfortable place to rest. After this stop, you will now move to the beautiful Lynn Ridge trail which is very lightly traveled, lush, and green. The trail is defined but quite narrow and wet leaves may soak your pants. Upon reaching South Lynn Peak, there is unfortunately no view; simply a rock pile and banded trees to mark your destination but you will get the satisfaction of completing a trail that has a little bit of everything. Show more
#5 - Goat Mountain Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 7.1 km • Est. 1 h 47 m
Please consult the park's website before visiting: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/lynn-headwaters-regional-parkShow more
#6 - Lynn Headwater Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 22.2 km • Est. 6 h 34 m
Beautiful mossy trees with gorgeous mountains and river views. There are lots of hills. To start the hike you must walk across the bridge over the river at the end of Lynn Valley Road. After the wooden bridge, take your first right and then your first left 500 meters or so down. Show more
#7 - Lower Lynn Loop Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 5.5 km • Est. 1 h 47 m
#8 - Coliseum Mountain
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 23.7 km • Est. 8 h 56 m
#9 - Cedars Mill Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 8.0 km • Est. 2 h 14 m
Easy flat wide trail beside Lynn Creek. The parking lot can be busy. Show more
#10 - Hanes Valley Trail
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
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Length: 17.2 km • Est. 6 h 18 m
This challenging day trail offers a variety of attractions and terrain types, from the touristy Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge and top of Grouse Mountain to the back country Hanes Valley route. This is a perfect hike for visitors to Vancouver who are interested in catching the "regular tourist sights" but also want to experience the natural beauty of Vancouver's nearby mountains without crowds of fellow tourists. The Hanes Valley trail is between Lynn Valley and the top of Grouse Mountain. Experienced hikers should allow 8 hours for this hike but less experienced hikers should allow for more time. The trail is best done in late season because it traverses creek crossings and alpine slopes that are snow covered most of the year, so be sure to check trail conditions on the trail head boards before heading out. Although there is a quicker way to get to the trail head via Lynn Valley road, this guide suggests taking the Varley trail to the trail head via Lynn canyon park. Since this is a one way trail it is best to take public transit to and from the trail head. Take the 228 to Lynn Valley and get off at the Peters Road exit. Buses leave from Londsdale Quay every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 30 early in the morning and late evening. At Peters Road, follow the signs to Lynn Canyon Park. At Lynn Canyon park take some quick snapshots of the suspension bridge while crossing over. After the bridge turn left and follow the trail along Lynn Creek, until another less impressive bridge. Cross the bridge to find the trail head for the Varley trail which takes you along the West side of Lynn creek to the Lynn Valley headwaters regional office and the trail head. After arriving at the regional office take the bridge across the creek to the the hiker information and registration board. From the trail head follow the Lynn Loop trail for 1.8 km to the Cedars mill / headwaters trail junction. After this junction the trail narrows and is marked with yellow markers until the bottom of the scree slope below the crown pass. The hiker can choose either the Cedars Mill trail which follows the historic road to the site of Cedar Mill or the slightly more challenging Headwaters trail which is only 200 M (650 ft) longer. This guide follows the cedar mill trail but both trails arrive at 3rd debris chute. After the 3rd debris chute the trail inclines away from Lynn creek until arriving at the turn off for Coliseum mountain. Fewer tourists pass the third debris chute so the trail is more natural and it is common to see bear droppings and deer along the trail . A five minute walk after the trail fork for Coliseum mountain is a metal suspension bridge and a trail to Norvan falls. Norvan falls is about a ten minute walk and offers good photo opportunities and a place snack before continuing down the trail. After viewing the falls backtrack to the bridge then continue down the trail on the other side of Norvan creek. After crossing the bridge the trail winds through Hanes Valley where it is easy to image the forest before loggers arrived in the early 1900s because many of the old growth tree stumps are visible. Continue until reaching the junction for the Lynn Lake trail and turn left down to a natural creek crossing. The trail then ascends over small creeks and small avalanche tracks to a helicopter landing site at the bottom of the steep rock scree that goes up 490 m (1600 ft) to the crown pass. After a long steep climb on boulders and loose rocks is the crown pass, here follow the trail left towards goat mountain. The trail continues to be challenging but chains have been added in steep areas assist hikers. Follow the signs to Grouse mountain unless you have enough energy and time for a short trek to the goat mountain peak to enjoy the view of the mountains.Show more
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