Baden Powell Trail: Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon Park [CLOSED} is a 12.6 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
665 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

snow

(TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The staircase project has been awarded and is expected to begin September 19th with an anticipated duration of 2.5 months. During that time, the Baden Powell Trail, from the Richard Juryn intersection to the kiosk at Riverside Drive, will remain closed.) Waterfront parks, rocky viewpoints, river canyons, a suspension bridge - this point-to-point hike covers the best of the North Shore over a moderate route and a testing elevation gain. This leg is the easternmost section of the Baden Powell Trail, a 30 mile route that crosses the North Shore Mountains all the way to Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. There is no one map of the entire route. Portions of the trail are shown on maps for Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, and Lynn Canyon Park. With so many intersecting trails, it can be easy to take a wrong turn. Try to keep Baden Powell fleur-de-lis trail markers in sight at all times. Hiking poles may be useful on this hike's steep, rocky descent, positioned about halfway through the route.

1 month ago

Completed Saturday 13 October 2018.

Note: currently the track is closed between Lillooet Rd and Riverside drive due to bridge and staircase construction, apparently until November. There is no posted detour from the closure. To get around the closed section we walked down river to the road bridge by Canadian Superstore on Mt Seymour Parkway then took a 214 up to Hyannis Drive or you could walk 40mins up. This detour added around an hour for what should have been a 10 minute section of track. In total including the detour we took around 5 hours with a few breaks and lunch on trail.

Aside from the detour the trail is in good condition, at some intersections you need to stop and review the signage or look out for the next marker but fairly easy to follow. I'll echo what others have said in their reviews, we walked from Lynn Canyon to Deep Cove, the two main views are at either end with Lynn suspension bridge and Quarry rock. However even without the views during the walk it's a nice forest walk which was relatively quiet only passing a few others once we had left Lynn and rejoined the crowds at Quarry rock. Waking this way meant we could have a cold beer and a donut upon reaching deep cove.

We did this entirely via transit, very easy. Take a 210 from downtown Vancouver to Phibbs exchange, then a 227 to Lynn Canyon Park entrance at the Ecology centre. Coming back it's a 211 or 212 to Phibbs exchange from Deep Cove then the 210 back to Vancouver.

2 months ago

We tried to hike this trail yesterday but had to turn back because of trail modifications and repairs. I would have thought this application would have included an advisory of these mods rather than leaving it up to the hiker to learn “en route” that two crucial parts of the trail were closed.

2 months ago

amazing trail!

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5 months ago

I went mid week and it was quiet and peaceful. A good length if you’re wanting a nice day hike close to Vancouver. Easy to access via public transit. No great views, until the very end when you reach Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.

6 months ago

Awesome

6 months ago

Great day! The hike wasn’t particularly hard but a day well spent.

6 months ago

Very busy but super fun! There are a lot of stairs but alongside the stairs sun small paths full of tree roots and rocks that I like to use instead of steps :) Tip: THERES a beautiful village under the mountain, which is amazing for a lunch after a hike... YUM!

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9 months ago

Snowy, slushy, hail-riddled day hiking this trail. Totally got lost around Powerline Trail and a few other spots. Really a very nice trail, but best done when there isn't snow as some of the hike can be quite treacherous.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Great trail and the view from the lookout is super. Only did to the lookout and back, and was still a moderate challenge with plenty of uphill and stairs.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun intermediate hiking. Good for beginners but have the app as it's relatively easy to get lost and end up on other trails

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Just did it yesterday. hiking from Quarry Rocky to Grouse mountain. It was great hike.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

We started at near Blueridge Park and went to Deep Cove

Nice trail - although quite confusing with all the intersecting trails - ended up on Bridle somehow. There are orange tags of a different sort in this area as well so you kinda have to pay attention.

The trees are so dense in some areas, that they actually acts as a sort of umbrella when it rains but it also gets pretty cold in the trees so bring some layers and a raincoat for spring trekking.

If you're hiking in this area keep an ear out for mountain bikers. They were all quite nice but can be a little startling sometimes.

Best thing about hiking this trail is the Honey's doughnuts at the end. Burn those calories hiking to eat them in four bites of deliciousness. So goood

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great leisurely hike. Weather condition were good. Not too muddy.

backpacking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A nice walk in the trees with unfortunately many downed trees and damage from recent storms. Nice but crowded views from Quarry Rock.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gorgeous views

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