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Lynn Peak is a 7.7 mile 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 best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 3,343 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Wildlife Muddy Rocky Scramble
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Lynn Peak is a challenging 12.4 km hike with 1019 metres of elevation. If you would like to take on this mountain but would prefer a shorter, easier adventure, South Lynn Peak may be the answer. Once you leave Lynn Loop and start on the Lynn Peak trail, you will quickly be met with a trail of softball sized rocks so good hiking boots and even poles are advised. There are several viewpoints along the way but they are mostly obscured by trees. At the end of this part of the trail you do get a nice view of the city and a comfortable place to rest. After this stop, you will now move to the beautiful Lynn Ridge trail which is very lightly traveled, lush, and green. The trail is defined but quite narrow and wet leaves may soak your pants. Upon reaching South Lynn Peak, there is unfortunately no view; simply a rock pile and banded trees to mark your destination but you will get the satisfaction of completing a trail that has a little bit of everything.

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Cissy Eng
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Too many loose rocks and slippery due to heavy rain.

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Ross Bridger
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Trail was 2.5km longer than AllTrails app said and the view point at the final peak was non-existent. I’d stop at the “main” viewpoint that overlooks Indian Arm, no that I know as there was heavy smoke today and you couldn’t see anything. That viewpoint was 5.5km from where I parked.

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Prerna Das
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Hiking

The trail was well marked and not too challenging. The view of the city at the end was also nice. It took us about 3 hours to complete this trail!

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Rujun K.
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HikingRocky

Great trail! We hiked today and took 2.5 hours from headquarter to viewpoint, 2 hours downhill. Most part of trail are full of rocks, it is better to have poll and good hiking boots.

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Selina Y
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HikingRocky

When we got to the parking lot at 9:30am yesterday, it was already full. You may luck out and find a spot throughout the day though. We opted to not continue on past the viewpoint as others have mentioned it is nothing more than some boulders. This was a constant uphill grind for a lot of the way up - would recommend hiking boots because coming down can be slippery in runners. We made the mistake of not turning right onto the Lynn Loop so we accidentally did an extra two km when we doubled back. I liked that the trail wasn’t too busy but personally I think there are more rewarding hikes in the North Shore.

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Braedon Wong
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Joanne Habs
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HikingGreat!Rocky

really liked this trail. you can almost miss the part where the lynn peak trail goes away from lynn loop trail its a slight veer to the right about .8km up the first hill of the trail after the big wooden signage and bins. easy enough trail to follow, yellow markers everywhere with a great view of the lower mainland. Did it in just under 4 hours. I would recommend boots over runners as there is a few rocky spots

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Cody Hashemi
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HikingBugsOver grownRockyScramble

As others have said, this really feels like 2 hikes. The trail to the viewpoint is amazing and very well-marked. I would rate this part 5/5, particularly because of the view from the lookout. After the viewpoint, the trail changes significantly. It becomes quite overgrown in some areas, and it isn't very well marked. This section adds a few kms and about 90 mins. The actual peak is a pile of large boulders. You can easily skip everything after the viewpoint unless you're a completionist or looking for more of a challenge. I would rate this part 3/5. My Garmin also measured this hike as about 15km and 1100m total.

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Juan Burak
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always a great hike! 1:09 hr to the top. excellent!!

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Andre Chan
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Danielle Duggan
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great workout! A little bit of mud towards the top of the trail, would recommend hiking boots and poles. The bugs weren’t too bad either

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Dan Kaminski
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Melissa Beaupre
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Good trail, only went to the false peak but view was beautiful. Could see mount baker. And great view of vancouver

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Kathie S
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A pretty steady climb the whole way up. We only went to the false peak as the view there was beautiful and reviews mentioned the actual peak only being a pile of rocks and nothing “impressive”. Parts of the trail were really muddy, even on a really sunny day. I’d wear something a bit sturdier than just running shoes. You’ll need the grip and ankle support. Especially for the way down.

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Fraser Allen
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Lynn Peak. A tale of two hikes. 1.5hrs to get to the main lookout. If you're doing it for the gram, stay here and get the pic. Well marked and defined trail. Rocky and rooty made it feel like a creek bed, but it was dry. Leaving at 930am I only saw 2 people. And then the hike changes... this is where you are doing your peak bagging. Undulating hike across the ridge line with a few boggy spots. Made me feel like I was going back down or the wrong way. Trust your map! The actual peak was a little tricky to see. If you get to the end of the ridge and you see another big forested peak in front of you, you've gone too far. It's a little rocky pile. No view, but the feeling of adding on a rock to the pile is why we do this. It meant a roughly extra 4km return to the first peak and 1.5hrs, but it was worth it. Came back to the first peak for a cold one, and headed back down the hill pretty quick for a beer at Bridge to finish up!

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Harvir Dhupar
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HikingMuddyRocky

intense trail with a lot of elevation gain.

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