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The Lions (Binkert) Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from July until October.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 4,215 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Running Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Rocky Snow Washed out No dogs
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Sahar Sayed
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HikingGreat!

Definitely challenging but totally worth it felt like such an a achievement a lot of me v rock moments but for the view it was worth it ..it was a tad overcast but will be back on a clearer day! Also first bear encounter harmless but be vigilant.

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Nancy Rosenow
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Corbin Martin
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HikingBugsGreat!

Not to be taken lightly this trail can be very technical at some points, hiking/ trail shoes highly recommended. There is a flat section about 1/3 of the way in that takes you across a bridge with a quick moving stream. Relish this point as this is your last chance for moving water and the hike is all uphill from there. Lots of scrambles and high gradient sections so you're on your hands a lot. The view is 100% worth it even if you don't complete the full summit.

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Björn Tegelund
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

The distance to the absolute top is way longer than 12.4 kilometers, especially if you can't find parking right by the trailhead (which is very congested - we had to walk 1.9 km to reach the trailhead from the only parking we could find). The few hundred meters or so to the peak is straight-up climbing and can be dangerous. It is easy to see the route you're supposed to take on the way up but very hard to spot on the way down. Make sure you remember where you came up. Bring lots of water!

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Dron Lo
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Joshua Roy
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Backpacking

Pretty steep but well worth the hike

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Liam Tynan
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Hiking

Really great hike!! tough after crossing the bridge to the top. but well worth it.

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Sam Lei
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HikingGreat!
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Blake Bouz
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Perfect weather!

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Pam Taugher
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Vedran Tasovac
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Lauren K
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HikingBugsGreat!RockyScramble

Great hike. Super intense but worth the climb. There is a junction with a burnt sign so make sure you pay attention there. The top is scrambly and steep so make sure to be careful. To see the lions proper you have to turn left at the Howe sound crest trail at the top and climb for around 1.5km.

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Zheng Yongshen
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We were so losttt!

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Kat Davis
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Overall a great hike, even with a lot of clouds and some slick ground after heavy rainfall. We got to the the parking lot just before 6:30am and it filled up shortly after we arrived. The first 1-2km is a slog up old logging roads to get the HR up, then it gets more interesting. It was a lot more technical than we expected, definitely need good hiking shoes. It was very wet and slippery. I wouldn’t bother with poles, you need your hands a lot. The top is really nice, although I would recommend doing Brunswick for a slightly better view. The ascent of the West Lion looked super sketchy, we didn’t try because it was so slippery. Obviously the East Lion is a no go as well. But the false peak is still pretty great!

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Jess Walesch
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Hiking

Great. Wonderful view, connects to the Howe sound crest which will be fun next time. Difficult but worth it

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Masako Saito
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HikingBugsScramble

Hot day and very challenging hike but the view was amazing. My advice is bring lots of water, more water than you think you’d need especially in the summer months. Saw rescue helicopter going to the top and back a few times. Hope all is good. Parking is tricky. Since the Lions Bay overflowed parking was full, we parked just off of Brunswick beach exit and walked a bit extra to the trailhead.

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Zachari Iacino
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Hiking

Trail is super well maintained with lots of trail markers so there is no issue of getting lost. The scramble is quite sketchy and I didn’t feel like my legs were capable of making ascent. Coupled with my fear of heights and it wasn’t the day to summit. The top is still super fun!

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liam keenlyside
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HikingBugsFeeRockyScramble

Arrived at the parking lot, at 7 am, it was about half full and people were still coming in. The rocky switchbacks are fairly brutal, but after the last switchback, you walk on a fairly flat path for a good bit. everything after that is what you would expect in a hike. After the ridge, in your final ascent it gets very rocky, so be careful where you step. once you hit the top, head left for some better views. Though if you're attempting the west lion summit, the view is amazing but it is very treacherous to climb up. unless you have some grade 2 and grade 3 scrambling experience, I wouldn't recommend. you have to climb up rock while completely exposed to the drop off behind you, I heard that search and rescue get alot of calls for this climb. otherwise all in all it was a great climb and a horrible climb back down the rocky switchbacks. Also for the day, it costs $23 to park in the parking lot.

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