Mount Seymour Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Mount Seymour Trail is a 8.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
577 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

On a clear day this 8 km round trip trail offers hikers stunning views of the lower mainland and the surrounding mountains. The trail traverses three peaks ending at Mount Seymour Summit which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the area. This is a great day hike for those looking for something well marked but less touristy than the Grouse Grind or Lynn Canyon Park. The trail starts at the Mount Seymour Ski area at the last parking lot from the entrance. Keep driving to the end where there is a map at the trail head. During the summer parking is $3 that can be paid with a credit card or change. At the trail head make sure to read the notices for the conditions off the trails because parts of the trail can remain snow covered into August. From the trail head you will see a number of signs to the various trails. The best path to start the hike forks left off the main road. The trail steady inclines to Brockton point revealing the first of many spectacular views of Vancouver. The path continues upward steadily until the trail forks to Elsay Lake, make sure to follow the trail left as the Elsay Lake trail is much more challenging. Here the path winds through the rocks to First Pump Peak and is well marked, just make sure to look for the orange markers at each turn. Many decide to turn back after first peak but those who continue to Mount Seymour peak get a much better view of the mountains to the north. Second pump peak is clearly visible from the first peak and the trail is easy to navigate. The trail between the second peak and Mount Seymour Peak is the most difficult part of the hike as the trail cuts down northwest side of second peak. If covered in snow in snow or ice it may not be possible to pass without proper equipment. After scrambling up the southwest side of the third peak hikers are rewarded with a spectacular view of the area. Taking some time to absorb the view then follow the same trail back to the parking lot.

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1 month ago

If you are going on a sunny day or on a weekend plan to get there early. The hike is a steady climb with some ups and downs. There are definitely some challenging spots but overall I think it’s doable by most people if they’re determined. Views from the top are worth every drop of sweat!

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1 month ago

Great hike, 360 views. I took around 5 hrs at a gentle pace with lots of photo stops and a break for lunch. Mt Seymour summit probably a bit far for beginners. Bring poles if you have them. Enjoy!

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2 months ago

One of a very beautiful Trai in north Vancouver, bc

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2 months ago

Great trail and we did all three peaks. The views on the first two were awesome but it was too cloudy by the time we got to the third. Took the dog and he was fine with it and saw a black bear on the the at down.

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I am not a super experienced hiker but I do get out on smaller hikes frequently... I definitely struggled up this one... Much more difficult than anticipated. Beginning couple km is uneven and steep, with loose rock as well..the top km is the most difficult, large steps up on uneven rocks and its a tough scramble to climb it. The views and scenery along the way are beautiful and the peak is breath taking. Made it all worth it.