BCMC Trail is a 4.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 788 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Please note: The skyride is closed till Nov. 7th, so be prepared to walk down if you hike before then. This trail is similar to the Grouse Grind but not as packed. A good choice for hikers who enjoy hiking for the solitude as well as the challenge. Trail runs somewhat parallel to the grind.

hiking
2 days ago

A great workout. I almost gave up at marker 25/50 but it truly gets a bit easier after that and is totally worth it. A bit mucky at the very top (last ?1km) and a bit of snow. But overall good conditions. Gondola download is closed so have to do the trek down which is intense for the knees. It took me about 90 mins up and about an hour down (I’m quite slow and take a lot of breaks. And stopped half way to debate whether to continue but was inspired by a few fellow hikers who passed by, running.).

hiking
19 days ago

Good. Top 20% packed snow.

hiking
21 days ago

Great workout, snow at the top still, beautiful lookout.

hiking
2 months ago

2020.03.26 Up and down.

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rocky
snow
2 months ago

Really nice, even for the family. Our 6 y.o daughter had no problem, just some extra stops. Quite steep and good to have some water and granola bars with you. Last third of the trail spikes was needed, really icy and hard packed snow.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Trail was in good shape, snow line was about 1/2 way up. Spikes would have helped, but I managed with just my hiking boots.

hiking
3 months ago

A challenging trail with steep incline. Well maintained and marked by BCMC. We used microspikes for the last one kilometer of the trail as it was covered in snow.

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snow
4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

I’m from Ontario so I was not able to imagine how much UP this would be! Seems like I went up forever. Some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen in my life!

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5 months ago

What a special way to spend Christmas Day!! The last 30/50 is recommended to have micro spikes as it’s pretty icy with compact ice and snow. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hike!! 10/10

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icy
6 months ago

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

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washed out
6 months ago

Do not use this trail. It is not safe due to being so overused. Slippery, washed out, gravel. Grouse Grind is built for more activity.

hiking
6 months ago

I went up the Grind & down the BCMC. If your looking for a workout definitely do the grind but the more enjoyable hike up & down grouse mountain is definitely this trail, & it takes roughly the same amount of time as the grind even though it’s slightly longer bc you break less.

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rocky
6 months ago

Beautiful hike with natural trails with complex root system and mossy rocks. It was a bit muddy at the beginning but totally fine to hike with trail running shoes. The skyride is closed till Nov. 7th, so be prepared to walk down if you hike before then.

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muddy
7 months ago

Longer hike than the grind and less maintained/marked. Less physically demanding and less traffic than the grind. Was wet and a bit chilly but no snowfall yet.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail prefer it over GG 1000%

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