Elsay Lake Trail is a 16.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
16.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,099 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

The entrance to Mount Seymour Provincial Park is located on Mount Seymour Road just north of Mount Seymour Parkway in North Vancouver, 15 kilometres northeast of downtown Vancouver via the Second Narrows Bridge and Mount Seymour Parkway. The communities closest to this park are Deep Cove, North Vancouver and Lynn Valley.

23 days ago

The length of the trail is stated inaccurately, which screwed up my trip planning. It’s 16km round trip just from the turnoff point on the main trail. The total length is probably closer to about 22km round trip (rough guess)

hiking
4 months ago

A difficult but beautiful trail! The bugs were truly horrific so bug nets are a must. Also its a tricky to find the trail right at the turnoff from the Seymour peak trail so I recommend a map or downloading the waypoints ahead of time. Also, from the parking lot this trail was 12 km each way (took us around 5 hours each way) so was longer than expected. Very remote and peaceful but quite a slog!

hiking
6 months ago

A difficult, but enjoyable hike. We stayed the night up at the lake and there were only a few other small groups up there.

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Very challenging and hard trail, but very nice. We started from Deep cove and made it all up to the deep backcountry of Elsey Lake. We were sleeping in the hut where a mouse was providing us a companionship. Next day were the peaks of Mt. Seymour on the programm, with a beautiful view. Nice hike which took us 2 times a 8 hours walk. We were really lucky with the weather.

Patrick

21 days ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

trail running
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015