Suicide Bluffs and Dog Mountain Loop

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Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Suicide Bluffs and Dog Mountain Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.8 miElevation gain958 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingrunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Suicide Bluffs trail is an unsanctioned trail with numerous signs stating danger, steep drop offs, etc. But the trail is very clearly defined with professional signs and markers all along the way. As long as you stay on the Alltrails trail, you will also be rewarded with this a beautiful trail and its views. From the two peaks, the 360 views are amazing. The trail has many steep sections up and down with numerous chains for assistance. And unlike the Dog Mtn trail, it has no mud or roots. Very clean, green, and unworn. Once you complete the Suicide Bluffs trail, you can take a break at Dog Mountain before completing the loop via the Dog Mtn trail.

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Brendon Vining
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it was great the snow was so pretty

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Anton Afanassiev
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Very busy on the dog mountain section up to the turn. Afterwards, it gets really peaceful with some nice (but steeper) snowshoeing terrain. I was still able to see 50% of the markers, so finding the trail wasn't too hard. Going up to the first viewpoint, the trail gets very steep and we weren't able to do it with snowshoes. Seems like it would be quite doable with mountaineering crampons and an ice axe. Overall still a nice area to check out.

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Anastasia Lipatnikova
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Steve Zhao
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HikingGreat!

We tried the clockwise and reached Dog Mountain first. Pretty easy especially if you wear micro spikes or snowshoes. Just down 100 meters from Dog Mountain you can turn left for the Suicide Bluffs. There was a rope blocked the trail and a couple told us they hiked about halfway from here to the Suicide but were stopped by deep snow. We went to the same distance to where they stopped and tried to continue but to no avail due to the deep fresh snow although we used both microspikes and snowshoes. So the trail to Suicide bluffs is not recommended when after snow. The view on Dog Mountain is fantastic!

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Oscar Poon
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Too many people

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Fraser Allen
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Not the best day for views, but a super nice day for a walk in 20cm of freshies to the bluffs. For those that are saying you can't find the trail, I went the clockwise route.  Simply duck the rope out at Dog and you are on the way. The rope is simply there to stop the Nike (no you aren't wearing them on this trail...) wearing walkers from heading out there. Or just follow my map from where I came out onto the ski trails at the other end. It really shouldnt be too hard to see. Going clockwise will also have you going up the couple of slightly tricky sections instead of down. These are very short though and shouldn't cause any bother. Conditions were great for my spikes (yes you have them). A little more snow and it should be a nice secluded snowshoe!

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Tam McTavish
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SnowshoeingMuddyRockySnow

Very busy on the 11th. Trail was quite packed in. Microspikes were necessary, or at the very least extremely helpful. The trail is somewhat narrow, so it's tough to maintain 2m with folks. Snowshoes wouldn't have been helpful as there currently is not enough snow. Even later in the season this route is often too well travelled to require snowshoes until you leave the dog trail I too went clockwise, which was good fun. The trail between Dog and Suicide Bluffs was sparse, and much snowier. With some snow it will quickly become harder to find. There are several cliffy sections with broad open slopes that could result in a Class 1.5 avalanche. Best not to take this route when the avalanche risk is above Moderate. As ever with winter travel have a Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 course ( https://avalanche.ca/training#ast1) and transceiver, shovel, probe and partners is best practice.

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Harry Haley
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Good,

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Kara Dong
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HikingGreat!MuddyOver grownRocky

NOT MODERATE. Moderate- difficult. Dog mountain is certainly easy-moderate. Lots of kids and lots of dogs. Suicide bluffs? This is no walk in the park . and no kids or dogs, unless you have VERY experienced kids/dogs as there are inclines thatre sheer 90 degrees climb anyone with bad knees or not accustomed to climbing should not attempt this. My boyfriend and I are athletic and fit people, though we are not pro hikers by any means, the hike was definitely challenging and at certain points we felt like we may be out of our depth. There was no snow and very little ice on the trail, we brought cleats but did not need them. Muddy trails. The trail is marked, but we had to backtrack a couple times as we lost track of the trail, it is bushy and the path isn’t very clear so you just pay attention to the markers or you can get lost easily. NOT DOG FRIENDLY. Very few people on the trails so come prepared with bear bells or spray. Would not recommend to inexperienced hikers or those who are not used to strenuous activity and climbing. It certainly was a beautiful trail though with breathtaking views, it’s worth the climb! We did dog mountain loop and ended in the parking lot. This path seems to be better than starting at suicide bluffs from the Parking lot. Went on a Saturday and dog mountain was PACKED but passed 2 couples on suicide.

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Derek Wild
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A little muddy but very clear sky. Suicide bluffs was the best view.

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Thomas MOLLE
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No snow, Perfect with a great view. All the way from the parking lot to Suicide Bluff then Dog Mountain is really great but Dog Mountain trail was really muddy, too much, with a lot of roots and over crowded.

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Craig Lawson
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Muddy! Patches of ice on dog mountain trail but no snow right now. Watch your step.

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Teresa Kay
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S Moor
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It was a good trail with the first season snow. We didn’t go as far as the full loop to dog Mountain because we couldn’t find the trail and the tracks ended.

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Mohammad Khalifa
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Shady Elbassiouny
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Cassie and Eric
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There are several comments on a few AllTrails trails that state the Suicide Bluffs route is closed. It is very much open and actually always has been. There is even a brand new sign by the main parking lot promoting the trail (just says it is rougher and not maintained) We will try to explain the confusion.... 1) There was a closed sign at the Suicide Bluffs trailhead just off the Mount Seymour trail. But this sign was in the wrong spot. It was actually referring to an offtrail snowshoe route that starts about 150 feet in along the Bluffs route. We spoke with the park ranger and she verified this. The closed sign has now been moved to the trailhead for the snowshoe route. 2) There are many signs along the hike that say "Danger, Steep terrain, Do not proceed beyond this point" etc. But these signs are referring to the bluffs, not the trail. They are really saying "Stay on the trail and don't hike off the edge of the bluffs" 3) The Suicide Bluffs trailhead at the Dog Mountain end appears to be roped off. There are signs with arrows directing hikers to the parking lot. But these ropes are there just to prevent casual hikers from accidentally starting on the Suicide Bluffs route and keep them on the Dog Mountain trail. The actual Suicide Bluffs trailhead has been left clear and open but unless you are looking for it, it is easy to miss. If you are interested, we have posted a series of photos that show all of the ropes, signs, and open trailheads. We won't go on much longer but will say that the Suicide Bluffs route is amazing, both trail and views, and the Dog Mountain trail is way too busy, muddy and slippery. Rather than this loop, we recommend just doing an out and back hike to Dog Mountain via the Suicide Bluffs route using the trailhead off the Mount Seymour trail. The Dog Mountain trail can just be skipped altogether.

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jenny thomas
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David Luecke
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James Vancouver
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Nice addition to the usual dog mountain trail. Fair bit of snow, although it was packed and we managed without spikes. It was a bit challenging to locate the trail in some sections and would have been difficult without gps. Overall very fun and a bit technical.

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Melissa Youds
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Nicholas Ludwig
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Benoit Korkmaz
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