Lynn Peak

HARD 189 reviews

Lynn Peak is a 12.4 kilometer moderately 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.

Distance: 12.4 km Elevation Gain: 1,019 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

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.

hiking
13 days ago

I like this trail as a substitute for the grind (which is too busy for me, and I don't love stairs). The views aren't as great and you have to hike back down, but I think it's at least as hard if not harder. The terrain is more interesting to me.

hiking
19 days ago

Uphill all the way! Great workout!

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rocky
2 months ago

Belle rando, mais je vous suggère de vous arrêter au premier point de vue, qui est sympa ! Car après il n’y rien de plus qu’un Demi-tour dans la forêt !

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rocky
2 months ago

Not worth the effort you put in. The true Peak is long overgrown and you can’t see out at all. It’s covered by trees. The ‘new’ view about 2km before it is mediocre at best. Only do this one in the shoulder season. So many better trails in the North Shore mountains. Try Mt. Brunswick instead!

hiking
3 months ago

Killer view, lots of loose rocks on the trail, hitops highly recommended.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. I've done it many times. It's a good workout.

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rocky
4 months ago

We enjoyed this trail due to the changing terrain conditions. One minute you are walking along a rocky dried up creek bed and then its a trail full of roots or packed dirt. It is hilly most of the way up with some switchbacks, gentle inclines and a few flat areas. However, it's a climb and gives you a great cardio workout. The view from the Lynn Peak viewpoint is lovely but only on a clear day. If there is any cloud you may be out of luck. On the way back down you have to be careful where you step, one mis-step on a loose rock could result in a bad injury. I'm giving this a 5-star as I had a great experience and loved the challenge of the hike.

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hiking
4 months ago

Lynn Peak is a great hike. I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. It’s an intense workout. I get far more worked by this hike than I do by hikes twice as high out in Manning Park or Chilliwack Valley. Decent cell signal the entire way so if you need to stay connected this hike offers that.

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rocky
5 months ago

We walked from the 210 stop all the way up to Lynn Peak and back. First quarter or so of the trail is ALL rocks. Really hard on the ankles and worse going down. The rest of it is relatively pleasant until you hit the lookout point - a large rock outlet with a clear, gorgeous view of most of the lower mainland. This is just before the south peak. Amazing place to sit! After that, go home. The trail across the peaks is poorly kept - fallen trees everywhere, makes for a really technical climb. There's nothing at the top for views - just the satisfaction of climbing a mountain. If you do go across the peaks it's good exercise and good practice, but not worth it if you're just climbing for fun. The lookout is still worth the trek though! Have fun!

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rocky
6 months ago

A difficult climb on a poorly designed trail with a mediocre view shared by a throng of people. Not the best the North Shore has to offer.

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rocky
6 months ago

the riverbed part is especially hard coming down from the very worthwhile look out that fuse the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge all the way to the Port Mann Bridge. very few mosquitoes bite worthwhile bringing insect repellent. was supposed to take four and a half hours and it did

running
6 months ago

This is a great trail. Very well maintained and easy to navigate. Nice variety of terrain. Not the most spectacular views, but great trail. 1:25 round trip.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

First section is steep and rocky - hiking through creek bed. View points are very average. Great workout though. Hiking shoes/boots are best.

hiking
6 months ago

3 options for the out & back. #1 is a lookout with decent views after a strenuous climb. #2 includes a bit of a scramble to the South Peak (descent can be a little technical). #3 goes over South Peak to North Peak. Cool views from the spine up here.

7 months ago

lots of small rocks, hard on ankles. viewpoint was so-so. good workout

hard and very dangerous. don't take the risk unless you are prepared and really know what you're doing.

hiking
8 months ago

1:30 up, 1:55 down with Wifey

hiking
8 months ago

The bottom section is tough on the ankles with lots of loose rocks on a dried out creek bed, apart from that it’s a good workout due to the elevation but not too tough. It took me about 1h 30m up and 1h down to the South Peak where the views are amazing.

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rocky
8 months ago

Pretty rocky trail so wear good shoes. Hit sparse snow patches just past South Lynn Peak. Didn’t go any further so not sure if there was much past that. No view this time, too many clouds!

hiking
8 months ago

On May 12th, Mother's Day, the trail wasn't too busy at all. We reached the viewpoint in around 1hr 45mins, and kept going, hoping to make it to South Needle (we'd come prepared for this, with plenty of water and food). Ha! We made it to South and North Lynn Peaks no problem, but after that the trail descends extremely steeply and there was quite a bit of snow on the steep descent. We weren't prepared for this and South Needle still looked SO far away that we decided to turn back. No views at South Peak or North Peak but, determined, we bushwhacked our way to a partial view before heading back down. The entire trail is extremely well marked. The trail to the viewpoint is relentlessly rocky and steep and I found it somewhat unpleasant. Beyond that it is more peaceful and on softer ground, with the occasional fallen tree to climb over.We heard grouse drumming throughout our hike which was cool. Hope to make it to South Needle one day, later in the season and when we're fitter.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

8 months ago

horrible trail, ok view, crowded. not my favorite North Shore trail.

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8 months ago

Did the hike today. Going up ran into a guy, he said 2 hr up & 2 hr back...yea right. It took under 2 to get up + a little over a hour down. The hike is hard, but not that hard. You should definitely have the right shoes. The lookout is pretty amazing! It wasn’t too busy on a Monday afternoon. But I can imagine on the weekends...Solid Hike overall.

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