Crown Mountain Trail

HARD 18 reviews

Crown Mountain Trail is a 8.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
8.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
870 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

no dogs

26 days ago

This beautiful mountain makes you work to get there... but it’s worth it. This hike is rated as difficult but you get to say you did three peaks!: Grouse, Dam and Crown If you’re got more mettle than us you can start from the base of Grouse mountain and do the Grind. That will add about another hour up. We enjoyed a little help w the initial elevation via the gondola;)
The hike felt was well marked and the path is easily seen. We took the Ridge route instead of Alpine but they both meet up to descend Dam mountain. That’s right you once you peak Dam you drop down first to start your clamber up Crown. On descending Dam you get the aid of chains down some steep rock and root sections which my boys enjoyed... me too!
On reaching the start of Crown, there is a marker that states challenging: steep sections, scree, 1.9km to peak. It’s correct. Maybe take a break, check your water. It was 30C for us and no where for water except a drip through a dried up creek. There are also a couple areas with chains again as there are some sections that are a bit of a scramble. This simply made the hike that more enjoyable for us.
As said, it’s only 1.9km to the top w some fun obstacles and once you break out of the tree line you see the top ridge of Crown. Below this ridge is a rock slide w large boulders that is easy to cross. Some great views down into the valley!
Once across the slide you ascend and begin the short climb of the peak. The surrounding area is very steep and the trail can be narrow but we found it easy to manage. The views are fantastic!
We loved this hike as it is a tough hike but involves some fun sections and the payoff is totally worth it. We did this hike during the smokiest time of the year, due to the BC fires but it was still beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.

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1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

Great trail and unreal views at the top!!!

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months 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.

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2 months 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.

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4 months ago

Hiking around Grouse is quite easy. Be careful when descending into the valley as it gets muddy sometimes and prepare for a steep climb up the other side of the valley. The peak offers breathtaking views of the whole backcountry, mount Coliseum, Seymour, the Lions, Hanes valley, local mountains, Capilano Lake and of course, the city of Vancouver.

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