South Needle is a 14.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
14.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,358 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

blowdown

over grown

scramble

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

After following the well travelled trail to the Lynn Peak lookout, continue along the trail, ignoring the large "back to parking lot" arrow. The trail becomes significantly more overgrown, although well marked with coloured flagging tape.

The trail has several under/overs with deadfall and steep sections. In the saddle between Lynn Peak and South Needle, you will pass a junction for Hydraulic Creek Trail. Continue, following the arrow for "South Needle 45mins".

Ascending South Needle, there is a tremendous amount of elevation gain over a short distance. This section is mostly comprised of switchbacks, with a few class 3 scrambles up short rock sections.

Fantastic views from the exposed peak of South Needs of all the surrounding mountain ranges, and the city in the distance.

hiking
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hiking
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