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Cedar Tree Trail and Kennedy Falls Trail

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Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Cedar Tree Trail and Kennedy Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking 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: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,384 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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.

rain = bad heckin time

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rocky
1 day ago

Beautiful waterfall at the end and large cedar trees on the way. However it is very very muddy and you have to pass through several creeks. So waterproof hiking shoes is a good idea. There was one small section to use a rope to climb up and down. Hike says average 3.5 hours here but it’s more like 5.5 hours average. Hard to run or jog it since you have to step over large roots and rocks. The waterfall is amazing at the end. It is very chilly at the waterfall. Parking is very hard, it’s very busy at the lot to hikers and also MTB. So go early.

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rocky
2 days ago

A nice trail for hiking but not for beginners, It took us 6hrs to complete. It was very muddy and a lot of giant rocks to cross but it’s doable. The waterfall is so rewarding and beautiful.

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bugs
muddy
2 days ago

Still very muddy but the waterfall is very full so worth the effort!

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rocky
2 days ago

muddy
3 days ago

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muddy
7 days ago

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over grown
rocky
7 days ago

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bugs
muddy
10 days ago

Great hike this morning - got to the parking lot by 7:30am and there were at most 5 cars there. I went solo at a steady pace up (no breaks) to Kennedy Falls and it took 1 hour and 15 minutes. Coming back down took longer at 1 hour and 20 minutes as it was starting to get busy with groups of people coming up just after 9:00am. Hiking boots are highly recommended as it was very muddy and slippery in sections. I’ve done this hike three times now and the morning is the best time to go, or else it gets busy and you’ll have to wait for groups to pass. Bugs weren’t an issue until towards the falls.

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muddy
11 days ago

Trail is covered with slippery roots and rocks. Plenty of mud after few days of rain but the falls were raging and impressive.

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muddy
11 days ago

What this trail is... - Easily accessible since it’s just at the end of Mountain Hwy. There’s also a parking lot that closes at 9pm. - Even though it’s around 400m elevation gain, it didn’t feel like any at all since it’s so gradual. - A good trail to see big cedar trees. - Rewarding since there’s a big and beautiful waterfall at the end. What this trail isn’t... - For people with ankle issues since there’s a lot of roots and rocks. - For people that don’t have waterproof boots since you’ll have to cross 5 streams and go through a lot of mud. And I mean a LOT. - For people that want to trail run because of said roots and loose rocks. - Fun

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rocky
12 days ago

Done by today. was raining and muddy. kind of difficult !

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bugs
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off trail
rocky
13 days ago

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rocky
13 days ago

We did today, take 4hrs for round trip,very good.

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rocky
washed out
17 days ago

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