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Mount Seymour Trail

MODERATE 318 reviews

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

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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.

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13 days ago

Did this hike on Sunday December 1st. It was VERY icy. Would not recommend going without microspikes, as the ice wasn't easy to cross and many people were falling. Only went to the first peak, as it was snowing pretty hard and it would've been easy to lose the trail. There was getting to be quite a bit of snow near the first peak as well. That being said, this was an enjoyable hike. I would go back on a clear day!

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13 days ago

Did this hike on Sunday December 1st. It was VERY icy. I would not recommend if you do not have microspikes, as it's not easy to cross and I saw plenty of people fall without them. Only went to the first peak, as it was snowing pretty hard and would've been easy to lose the trail. That being said, it was still an enjoyable hike! I'll definitely be going back on a clear day.

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13 days ago

Did this hike on Sunday December 1st. It was VERY icy. I would not recommend if you do not have microspikes, as it's not easy to cross and I saw plenty of people fall without them. Only went to the first peak, as it was snowing pretty hard and would've been easy to lose the trail. That being said, it was still an enjoyable hike! I'll definitely be going back on a clear day.

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23 days ago

Beautiful views at the top a bit at the first peak. I dis not go to the second and third peak due to time limitations. The first thied of the trail was nothing special but the views at the top make it work it.

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24 days ago

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1 month ago

I did it yesterday. Really cool hike. Up to the second peak is fine. It’s icy, snowy and slippery afterwards along the ridge that takes you to the main peak. It was clear, warm and the view was fantastic.

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1 month ago

October 27, 2019 Beautiful sunny day and very slippery in some sections of the trails, especially heading to second and third peaks. Trail crampons and poles comes in handy.

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1 month ago

The trail is 95% open to the elements with minimal coverage. Therefore you and the trail are open to the elements whether it be sun, rain, snow, mud, or ice. The trail is mostly rocky so during any rain or freezing the rocks become very slippery and dangerous. Be prepared for the elements. You’ll get the full force of the weather.

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2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views. As others mentioned, few icy patches so definitely gotta be careful.

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2 months ago

Great views at the top and at a few points before the end. A little icy at points and getting pretty muddy as well.

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