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Crown Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 2,867 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble Snow No dogs
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Adam Zubek
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RunningGreat!RockyScramble

Great trail beautiful vistas. It’s a haul. We were moving as fast as we could along this technical trail from the bottom of the BCMC to Crown and finally back to the gondola to download. In round numbers, 1 hour to lodge, 1 hour to base of Crown, 45 up to peak and then back (5:00am departure, 9:15am download). As noted by others, the peak of crown is exposed. I’m not comfortable on exposed / fall and die areas but I made it. There are reasonable surfaces to hold onto but perhaps hang back from from pushing for the summit if you are not comfortable. Amazing views, worth the trip, not an easy out and back, plan supplies, water and energy accordingly.

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Emilie M
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HikingBugsScramble

*** Bring lots of water, there is no water past the resort! *** The trail to Crown Pass/Saddle is fairly simple, but needs good footing in some places. The last 1km to the summit is a steep climb up, with the trail often having steep drop-offs on the side, plus a traverse across a steep rock face. Not for anyone who is nervous about exposure. I had to turn around at the rock face due to nerves + dwindling stamina not being a good combination for this type of terrain. Will try again another year, maybe minus the Grouse Grind next time. :)

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Matt Gibbs
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Hiking

Good trail for a challenge. Great views. Took us 6.5 hours from the top of the gondola.

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Tony Zhuang
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

One of my favourite hikes for sure. Video: https://youtu.be/QEV9avOxQk0

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Hayden Robertson
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Hiking

Bring extra water. There is only one spot to fill up a water bottle if you carry a life straw which is on the crown mountain side of the gully. Great views, worth the hike

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Jeremy McBride
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Trevor Ayson
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Neb User
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Hiking

Treacherous!!!

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Cheryl .
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

Be ready for chains and wet mud, August hot day no rain for over a week and still slippery without right boots. Ascend and descend into the saddle valley between goat and crown is a lot of scrambling and careful footwork needed to be safe. Take plenty of water if a hot day, the scrambling gives you a thirst !!! Beautiful !!! Allow plenty of time as speed isn’t the thing to do when descending into the valley or returning, slows you down to be safe and not slip .

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Fernando López
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HikingBugsGreat!MuddyRockyScramble

Awesome views, super fun trail

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Fraser Allen
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HikingGreat!MuddyScramble

Definitely a challenge mentally and technically. But super fun! As others have noted, pretty cruisey start up the hill from the gondola (nope I dont need to do a grind too). The drop into the gully is pretty steep and muddy at the moment. The grind back up was a challenge. Crossing the rock face was a little freaky but make sure of your footing and take your time. The final scramble is manageable (for someone who isnt a scramble professional at all). Definitely a little freaky at the top but the clouds helped make the peak a little more manageable. Make sure you get some decent shoes. To the bros in your soaked Nikes that asked if they were there yet at the bottom of the gully, I hope I dont see you on the news tonight!

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Chris Reid
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HikingGreat!MuddyRockyScramble

Hiked to the summit of Crown Mountain on August 22nd. All day parking at the bottom of Grouse Mountain was surprisingly only $4. We hiked up the Grouse Grind on a Saturday and it was moderately busy, most of the crowd disappeared as we went past the Grizzly Bear habitat and started the Alpine Trail. The trail starts out very moderate but then you have some very steep sections to descend with an optional chain to assist. Once you finish the steep descent you immediately start an equally steep climb up towards Crown. We found that the couple areas of more exposed scrambling were safer than we expected and never got pushed outside of our comfort zone, although we are experienced hikers so your opinion may differ. The summit of Crown was amazing and totally worth all the effort. On the descent from Grouse Mountain we took the BCMC trail. Awesome hike that I would highly recommend. The total hike was around 8 hours back to the car. Bugs weren't too bad. Bring good footwear.

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