Mount Seymour Trail

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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

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

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.

27 days ago

Went up today April 22 in crampons. Not busy at all, surprisingly for a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We had the peaks all to ourselves, saw a dozen people earlier in the trail and a couple people during the later parts of the trail. Gorgeous views, good workout but not super challenging, and very fun and safe slideable parts where I used a durable jacket as a sled.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Decent trail with good views but too crowded plus teens blasting music.. probably not going to go back.

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
6 months 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!

6 months ago

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6 months 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!

7 months ago

One of a very beautiful Trai in north Vancouver, bc

hiking
7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent! Views were amazing!

hiking
9 months ago

Bring a mosquitoes repellent with ya. It's not that bad that anymore but still if you have hate mosquitoes

Trail wasn't busy either. I was just by myself up there at peak 3, I enjoyed view but not mosquitoes wen they were at me all of the time.

Last part bit challenging. Trail is well marked so you can't get lost just saying

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail. Quite challenging in the last 1 km. Still a lot of snow. Mosquito, mosquito and more mosquito. Because the smoke we can't see a nice view.

9 months ago

packed with flies and covered with snow in July! this was a very challenging hike as the snow was super slippery! i made it to the 1rst peak but my hiking partner left met here whilst he did the 2nd and 3rd. he said that the route from the 2nd to 3rd peak was dangerous in the snow and he went another way- this was also dangerous climbing up a rock face.. going down was a nightmare, as i fell on my butt every few steps. i was very sunburnt by the end from the reflection of snow! pack sunscreen, friends!

hiking
10 months ago

I couldn't make it to the peak as it was very slippery.
The views from the first and second peak are amazing. There's no reason to risk going to the peak as there's still a lot of snow.
Crampons can be very useful.
Also, as mentioned before, a lot of bugs all around. It can be very annoying.

hiking
10 months ago

The views on this trail were absolutely amazing! Really fun hike! It was quite challenging, especially near the top.... we couldn't do the last 10ft to the peak because it was too steep and the snow made it too slippery, but the view was great after about the first 30 minutes all the way to where we ended. There was a lot of snow the whole way up and so many flies! Despite all this, I would highly recommend!

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Unexpected full covered snow on the whole trail! We able to manage it with spikes and piles though. Stunning view start right after an hour hike up! 360 degree view up at the 1st peak ! It makes everything worth it! It took both of my hubby 4hours return with lunch break at the top. Definitely will go back again in the summer!

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Easy hike with a great view!

snowshoeing
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jan 1, 2015 - hiked this New Year's Day almost a year ago. It was spectacular! A bit of work as there is some incline, but totally worth it and really not very long. I would say it's a step up from dog mountain? Awesome views and great place to explore!

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