Mount Strachan

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Mount Strachan is a 7.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
576 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

bugs

muddy

scramble

snow

hiking
29 days ago

This was a really wonderful hike, we did it last weekend and we couldn’t see very much due to the smoke but I could imagine it would be a breathtaking view. It’s a pretty steep scramble after you break away from the St. Marks trail (this is not a very well marked turn off at all). The best way back down is to take the ski run called Connor’s run, we took a different ski run and that was a mistake cause it was really steep and probably took us much longer. Hike was around 3 1/2- 4 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Lots of bugs in certain places, so take some spray. Lots of berries along the way so we snacked all the way down. The first portion from the 2 bridges up Christmas gully at the base is very steep, lots of jagged rocks to climb, but once your up, enjoy the view, and the route down is pretty tame; compared to the start. Be prepared with proper footwear and lots of water. Coming down the trail is not well marked, so we relied on the gps to make sure we stick to the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

The view at the top is breathtaking. A full 360degree panoramic view, with The Lions up close is a can’t miss opportunity. Please bring BUG SPRAY! I couldn’t enjoy the view to the fullest as the amount flies was overwhelming. Hiking up in July comes with muddy and snowy conditions as well so something to keep in mind. If you see « christmas gully » on your map, this portion is not easy! Trail is not clear, lots of snow, and the lack of markers makes it difficult not to be lost. The view made it all worth it.

2 months ago

A nice hike. Hard to find trail markers in some areas.

hiking
3 months ago

The hike started off smoothly until the first stream crossing via the Old Strachan Trail. Once we crossed over, we kinda lost the trail. There were many blow downs obscuring the path. On top of that, we had to deal with the snow, which further made it harder to discern the correct path to take. The orange markers were few and difficult to find. We basically followed a previously recorded track and manage to come across a part of a plane wreckage. After arriving at the south peak, we contemplated whether we should continue to make a return loop via Christmas Gully and Howe Sound Crest Trail. We could hear water rushing thru the gully. It was then decided that the best return route was to take T-33 which switches back down to the parking lot. Overall, this hike would be better experienced if there werent as many blow downs and ice. Its a good thing we had our microspikes and poles with us. As for the views, they are one of the best.

hiking
11 months ago

Breathtaking view!

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

There are two summits, North and South with incredible views. We took the Old Strachan trail back down past the T-33 plane wreckage. This was pretty overgrown and took a lot longer than we thought as it heads past the Cypress Bowl car park and then connects to the Baden Powell to head back down. 1:40 to summits and 3:00 back down.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Not a bad hike for something short & quick. We were socked in with some welcomed rain throughout so no rewarding views from the top.
Following the loop tracks was better than a back and forth but make sure you actually go to the top as the track we followed stopped at the saddle.

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Nice short spin. 2.5 hours round trip for us at an easy pace. For sure it's a steep start with constant elevation to the top. Good spot for ski lovers as well, the tracks cross most of the slopes and under the lifts. The track is mainly shally which makes it tricky coming down but all round a good up and down for any level.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I liked this hike. Not insanely difficult, but a definite calf burner. I like the steep rocky parts and the steep forested part after leaving the howe sound trail the best. The view at the top is a 360 degree panorama of the ocean (bowen island) to the west, metro vancouver to the south, crown mountain to the east, and the lions to the north. I will do this hike again before the end of summer.

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Monday, June 06, 2016