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Mount Seymour Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, snowboarding, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,893 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

No shade

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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.

Mount Seymour Official Site http://www.mountseymour.com Mount Seymour Trail on Trekitnow.com http://www.trekitnow.com/2011/01/mount-seymour-trail.html

- Allow 5 hours to complete the round trip and more time if trail has some snow cover - Trail is well marked with orange paint and markers but they are more difficult to see if snow is deep. - Hiking poles are useful for snow covered inclines - Much of the trail is open so sun screen is a good idea For the latest updated version of this guide please check out the Mount Seymour Trail on Trekitnow.com

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HikingBugsMuddySnow

Lightly trafficked Snowy Muddy Mosquitoes Foggy But good

Ana Fisic
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HikingBugsIcyRocky

The bugs and snow were a bit much. I'm sure the views would have been amazing on a clear day but the trail wasn't that exciting. It's very well marked so no need to worry about getting lost unless there is fog.

Gary Tennant
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Marco Cirone
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too many bugs.

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Rye Jon
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HikingIcy

Good hike! It was pure ice when I attempted this trail in the spring. I’ll bring crampons next time around.

Pranshu B.
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HikingBugsIcyMuddyRocky

It’s a challenging hike.Due to snow constantly watch footing. It was a partly cloudy day so we did not get the views that we know exist from the first pump. It was an excellent outing and we enjoyed our day even without much view. Only issue is lots and lots of bugs.. would highly recommend to have bug spray or a net. We had bug spray which use to be ineffective after the use of 20 mins.

Caitlin Lichimo
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HikingBugsOff trailSnow

SO much snow. Trails are hard to identify because of this. Make sure to wear proper hiking boots. Dog mountain trail was closed too.

Amy Dolotallas
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Nour Enayeh
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HikingBugsMuddyRockySnow

Great trail and you end up being rewarded by a gorgeous view but I would definitely rate is hard. Face net is A MUST , bugs are extremely annoying the whole long.

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Joy Loh
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