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Katherine from Richmond writes:

Hello, I agree with Cassandra, microspikes would be a very good idea for safety purposes.Going to get a pair. I had new Keen hiking boots with multidirectional treads and love them but even with me there were some slippery sections. There are more roots on the trail then the last time I hiked it 2 yrs ago and lots of snow on the trails and with ups and downs along the trail and the warmer weather make for slippery sections. There were people hiking the trail in runners, people unprepared for what to expect especially people who do not hike often or have never hiked ie tourists.
The trail is marked somewhat with red posts but with all the snow, the trails need to be better marked I think as it is easy to get off the trail as myself and another couple did. Thank you City of Vancouver for doing that :)
The view at the top was just as I remembered, SPECTACULAR view of the city below and all around and well worth the hike!. My friend the raven was still at the top, beautiful bird! Great to see him :)
We live in a truly Beautiful city!!

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    Posted: June 25, 2017 11:15:21 AM PST


    Cassandra from vancouver writes:

    I recommend microspikes. There are some icy and slippery ridges you have to scramble over. Snow might take another month to melt or more.

      Posted: June 13, 2017 05:37:50 PM PST


      J Lee from Surrey writes:

      Went up this past weekend and there was still snow for most of the hike. The snow is slowly starting to melt which makes parts of the trails really slippery. Dress in layers and wear hiking boots! Sneakers/runners won't cut it as your feet will get wet and cold and you need the traction from hiking boots.

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        Posted: June 13, 2017 09:27:27 AM PST


        Melissa from Vancouver writes:

        Very beautiful , but still more than two thirds of the trail is covered in snow up to a metre high and can be slippery

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          Posted: June 11, 2017 06:17:57 PM PST


          D Cheung from Vancouver writes:

          Any updates on the conditions right now? I would like to go in the next couple of days. Thank you!

            Posted: June 3, 2017 07:00:40 PM PST


            Arthur S from Vancouver writes:

            Just an update on conditions. From the cold winter there is still over 1 metre of snow and often over 2 metres. With the warm weather it is very slippery. I would wear traction aids if you want to do any hikes in this area. Lots of people were still snow shoeing around the top of the mountain.

              Posted: May 22, 2017 01:21:30 PM PST


              Silvia from Burnaby writes:

              Been itching to hike this trail for weeks. I kept getting the "snowshoes recommended" from the mountain, but didn't want to use my snowshoes, so I stayed away. Yesterday (April 21 - sunset hike) I finally decided to go see for myself. So, yes, tons of snow up there still. if you are a beginner, snowshoes would be best. However, snowshoes are absolutely not necessary. I was able to run most of the trail in proper hiking boots. The snow is hardpacked. A few times when I accidentally slipped and stepped off the trail, I sunk in knee deep. For this reason I would recommend gators. There are areas that you should obviously stay away from, like the lake and creeks running below the trail. Just stay on the trail and you should have no problems. I find the trail much easier in winter conditions, cut 20 minutes from my time. I am in ok shape, made it out and back in 1 h 10 min, running most of it. Love this trail, so close to the city. Good for all levels of hikers.

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                Posted: April 22, 2017 09:18:35 AM PST


                Tan from Vancouver writes:

                Is there still enough snow to snowshoe on dog mountain?

                  Posted: February 22, 2017 07:16:01 PM PST


                  Kay from Vancouver writes:

                  Went up 2 days ago and had no issues with using just hiking boots and trekking poles. I don't think snowshoes are necessary. Spikes/traction devices may be helpful if you're scared of slipping but I dont think completely necessary either. The trail wasn't particularly icy, snow is hard packed.

                  Hope this helps :).

                    Posted: January 26, 2017 07:13:51 PM PST


                    Bruce Fulton from Vancouver writes:

                    Has anyone got any information regarding the current trail conditions? Going to be heading over this weekend but unsure if I need snowshoes or spikes at all?

                      Posted: January 24, 2017 08:41:14 AM PST


                      Jason Monk from Portland writes:

                      Is there any update on the condition at the mountain right now? I'm wondering how the trail is now after the recent snow storm. Thanks!

                        Posted: January 12, 2017 08:45:47 PM PST


                        ropb from vancouver writes:

                        Don't need snowshoes, or spikes even, unless you plan on going off trail. Very hard packed.

                        I went in my salomon speed asaults, basically a very aggressive lugged trail running shoe. Blew by everyone on snowshoes who were mostly just blocking the train for the most part.

                          Posted: January 1, 2017 11:21:51 PM PST


                          Jay from Richmond writes:

                          Any updates on trail conditions? I heard it snowed up there quite a bit the past few days...

                            Posted: December 29, 2016 12:48:18 PM PST


                            crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                            Snowshoed on Dec 17, 2016. Because we are not paying customers, we had to park at lot P5 (aka along the road) which added another 1-2 km (uphill) to the hike. Trail was very busy. All the dogs were off leashed which i dont mind. The only thing is that some inconsiderate dog owners did not pick up after their dogs so you will see dog poop on pure white snow every now and then. The trail is very easy when covered in snow (no need to navigate around exposed roots and rocks). We reached the top in less than an hour walking in a steady pace. While the views is very enjoyable, the amount of traffic dampens the fun and even somewhat annoying at times.

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                              Posted: December 20, 2016 07:17:46 PM PST


                              rob chan from vancouver writes:

                              Snowshoes completely unnecessary unless going off trail.

                              In fact more annoying than anything. Bring microspikes for on trail. Much faster and less akward.

                              Incredible view, trail was extremely busy today.

                                Posted: December 17, 2016 05:06:44 PM PST


                                queenbean from Vancouver writes:

                                Update on conditions? I imagine snowshoes may be useful now?

                                  Posted: December 10, 2016 10:18:11 AM PST


                                  Macy from Vancouver writes:

                                  Completed the trail in the evening. Snowshoes not necessary, but do dress warmly as it was at least -10 degrees up there. Spikes may be helpful in certain sections of the path, but not mandatory.

                                    Posted: December 7, 2016 06:22:14 PM PST


                                    Maria from Surrey writes:

                                    Hello,

                                    Planning to do this trail next Sunday for the first time. Is there many snow up there right now? are snowshoes necessary? Thanks :-D

                                      Posted: November 30, 2016 06:03:12 PM PST


                                      Lidnsay from Vancouver writes:

                                      Amazing Hike for a sunrise in September! Super easy going trail but I would like to see more trail markers as my friend and I got turned around on several occasions

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                                        Posted: September 30, 2016 04:15:56 PM PST


                                        Courtnae from burnaby writes:

                                        Did this hike with my fiance, our 6 yo daughter and her 7 yo friend this past Sunday (Sept. 17, 2016) It was very busy. We had fun but the info is misleading. I would say it is on the upper side of easy and there are parts that would be lower intermediate especially when it has rained; 3/4 of the trail was really slippery tree roots and rocks and mud. It took us 5 hours return but our two littles were champs and they kept on going despite falling in the mud a few times. The lookout is amazing and the cheeky Whiskey Jacks were a huge hit.

                                          Posted: September 20, 2016 03:04:45 PM PST


                                          Craig from Vancouver writes:

                                          The hike was great and my 9 year old daughter had a blast. It was challenging enough that it didn't just feel like a walk in the woods but the trail was never intimidating. The view at the end was incredible. Even the muddy parts weren't absurdly muddy. Some of the rocks and roots were slippery but it was a great hike. Except....

                                          Man, was it ever crowded on a Sunday. I might have thought that half way through September with school in etc. that the weekends wouldn't be that bad but we were parked at the far end of the parking lot and there were lots and lots of people on the trail, and why do people insist on playing music loudly on speakers in their back packs when hiking in the woods? I don't get it. We ended up sitting on the mountain view side to eat lunch because we couldn't find a spot on the city view side.

                                          Still, the view was worth it and we'll do the hike again. I'd go on a weekday next time and hope for less of a crowd.

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                                            Posted: September 11, 2016 11:35:44 PM PST


                                            Jhiker from Delta writes:

                                            Finished it on Sept 10, wont do it again, basically a muddy Creek bed roots roots roots roots

                                              Posted: September 10, 2016 06:17:30 PM PST


                                              Jennifer from Vancouver writes:

                                              Did this hike today - a sunny Thursday - at 11am. Trail was dry, bugs were present but manageable (I was wearing bug spray). Lots of roots and rocks to navigate, but just take your time and watch your footing. It's doable in running shoes but it's easier with hiking shoes with all the hopping and stepping on and around the roots.

                                              Encountered about a dozen people going up and about the same number going down. The peak was crowded but it was around midday. Took me 45 minutes going up at a semi-leisurely pace, and 40 minutes coming back down. The view at the top is definitely worth it.

                                                Posted: August 25, 2016 11:25:42 PM PST


                                                Strat from Toronto writes:

                                                Easily the best hike-to-view ratio near the city! Hike is pretty simple, making for a great day trip, and the view over the city is beautiful

                                                  Posted: August 16, 2016 09:32:46 AM PST


                                                  Kristi H from North Vancouver writes:

                                                  I did this trail on Aug 8th this year. We started the hike about 10am on a Monday, and the trip out to the viewpoint was empty. We met about a dozen people on the way back. Only a couple muddy spots but my shoes barely got any on them.

                                                  The view was great (although partially hidden in clouds).

                                                  The trail is very technical, with many roots and rocks to navigate over. I would not mark this as an easy trail for that reason. Elevation gain and distance fall into the easy category though. I was surprised at how sore I was after the hike, and think it was mainly to do with the impact level (jumping down from rocks, etc).

                                                  I like the trail though and will do it again. Took my two small dogs (a shihtzu cross and a Chihuahua) and they had no problems.

                                                    Posted: August 12, 2016 01:36:36 PM PST


                                                    Annette Fung from Burnaby BC writes:

                                                    I have done this trail numerous times. I love this hike and find it very technical and interesting. It is not an "easy" trail as it is labeled. There are a lot of large exposed tree roots, rocks, mud and ups and downs to maneuver yourself through. I just did this hike again the other day and it seems that it changes each time I do it. Erosion is wearing this trail down big time. I wonder if there are any plans to restore it? In some ways I hope they don't as they may take away some of it's charm and the technicality of it!

                                                      Posted: August 12, 2016 09:10:54 AM PST


                                                      Silvia from Burnaby writes:

                                                      Aug. 8, 2016 - Loved the trail, which is very beautiful and intricate. It was my first time hiking this trail. For me, as an active but mediocre hiker, this was a very easy hike. Got my heart rate up. Good work out. The trail was mostly dry (little puddles here and there). Even with my poor choice of footwear, I was able to run part of the trail, though the tree roots did slow me down. TONS of beautiful tree roots. Next time I do this trail, I will wear my hiking shoes. It's doable in runners but NOT ideal. I didn't pay attention to the flies, bugs, worms, butterflies, birds, dogs... They didn't bother me. I was happy to be out hiking. :) Beautiful view at the top. Took me less than 2 hours round-trip.

                                                        Posted: August 9, 2016 12:20:34 AM PST


                                                        Jennifer from Delta writes:

                                                        We did this hike today-very, very, busy. We enjoyed it but due to the number of other hikers it wasn't quite as enjoyable as it might have been. We often had to stop to allow others to pass in both directions. We stopped for a snack at First Lake. The view is wonderful and worth it at the end. The whiskey jacks were enjoyable to watch as they ate out of the kids' hands! Lots of families on the trail. We found it tough due to all the roots; you definitely need to be sure-footed to manage this trail. We had read in the reviews that there are a lot of roots, but it hadn't prepared us for how many roots there are: THERE ARE LOTS OF ROOTS! We also saw lots of dogs, some on leads, some not, but all were well behaved and under control. There were some mosquitos on the way up, but not too many. Tons of flies near the top on the way down, but they didn't bother us, thankfully. We were wearing bug dope. We returned via the trail north of Dinkey Peak that departs from the Dog Mountain Trail at First Lake and joins up with the Main Seymour Trail. This trail is rockier than the Dog Mountain Trail.

                                                        I think the return trip would have taken us 3 hours (not the 2 hours shown) had it not been so busy.

                                                          Posted: August 2, 2016 11:35:02 PM PST


                                                          Jennifer from Delta writes:

                                                          We did this hike today-very, very, busy. We enjoyed it but due to the number of other hikers it wasn't quite as enjoyable as it might have been. We often had to stop to allow others to pass in both directions. We stopped for a snack at First Lake. The view is wonderful and worth it at the end. The whiskey jacks were enjoyable to watch as they ate out of the kids' hands! Lots of families on the trail. We found it tough due to all the roots; you definitely need to be sure-footed to manage this trail. We had read in the reviews that there are a lot of roots, but it hadn't prepared us for how many roots there are: THERE ARE LOTS OF ROOTS! We also saw lots of dogs, some on leads, some not, but all were well behaved and under control. There were some mosquitos on the way up, but not too many. Tons of flies near the top on the way down, but they didn't bother us, thankfully. We were wearing bug dope. We returned via the trail north of Dinkey Peak that departs from the Dog Mountain Trail at First Lake and joins up with the Main Seymour Trail. This trail is rockier than the Dog Mountain Trail.

                                                          I think the return trip would have taken us 3 hours (not the 2 hours shown) had it not been so busy.

                                                            Posted: August 2, 2016 12:23:13 AM PST


                                                            Courtney from Delta writes:

                                                            Hiked it today and it was super muddy. Pretty quiet on the trail but it was slippery so dress appropriately. The mosquitoes were out but not too bad right now. If you stay put too long they really start buzzing around your head but on the trail while you are moving it wasn't too bad...but I was also wearing bug spray.

                                                              Posted: July 23, 2016 01:57:20 AM PST


                                                              scott from north vancouver writes:

                                                              first time for me on this trail. very enjoyable. busy...but enjoyable. with the right equipment – i.e. hiking boots – this is an easy trail. technically challenging yes, but not difficult. as others have said, some people are trekking in sandals and even white tennis shoes! i would not recommend that at all. the trail consists of wet rocks, slippery tree roots, mud, some elevation, and coming back down can be a challenge. i will be going again.

                                                                Posted: July 17, 2016 07:50:12 PM PST


                                                                Yong from Vancouver writes:

                                                                Never underestimate the danger and risks of being lost if you are the first timer to the Dog Mountain trail. Returning from the Dog Mountain on a foggy rainy day I was lost and mistakenly followed Suicide Bluff trail with no soul seen or heard around. I had (which turned out to be the right decision to call for help) call 911 and North Vancouver Search and Rescue team saved me in 2 hours. In wet clothes on a foggy windy raining ridge . The body temperature dropped suddenly. The cellphone battery goes down faster as well. Very scary and dangerous experience. Never go hiking without the essential equipment food extra cloth and extra battery.

                                                                  Posted: July 6, 2016 01:26:01 AM PST


                                                                  Dan from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                  A wonderful hike culminating in some fabulous views, although terrain a little challenging in parts. Definitely recommend a pair of good hiking boots!

                                                                    Posted: July 3, 2016 08:03:20 PM PST


                                                                    Dede from Vancouver writes:

                                                                    Cardio easy. Technically challenging.

                                                                    There are many roots and rocks, and it was wet and muddy even though it hadn't rained in several days.

                                                                    You need hiking boots or good trail runners. We saw several people in keds or other flimsy shoes covered in mud.

                                                                    Lots of off-leash dogs, but all are well behaved. If rangers are giving tickets, I want them to ticket the idiots who feel it necessary to hike with their radios blasting. Thank god we only encountered them (several of them!) in passing on our return trip. How annoying.

                                                                      Posted: June 28, 2016 02:17:34 PM PST


                                                                      Dan N from Vancouver writes:

                                                                      Hiked Jun 18, 2016.

                                                                      Raining pretty hard, so fairly slippery and muddy. Hike was a nice length, and I would like to see how it is when it's nice out! Didn't really get to see much at the end of the trail. Not too difficult regardless of today's weather.

                                                                        Posted: June 18, 2016 09:04:06 PM PST


                                                                        Shar from New Westminster writes:

                                                                        Did this hike along with suicide bluffs & mystery lake on Tues June 7th. The snow is almost completely gone from the bluffs trail and there was none along the dog mountain trail. However, the main drawback was the black flies. If standing still for more than 10 seconds, they would swarm your face. It wasn't any better along the trails, with bugs constantly swarming you as you're walking. It was actually difficult to see at times due to the amount of bugs flying into my eyes. I would recommend some kind of protective gear for your head/face as well as using bug spray. Other than that, spectacular views from all of the lookouts and a fun trail given all the of the rock and root obstacles that one must navigate along the way.

                                                                          Posted: June 11, 2016 03:38:41 PM PST


                                                                          Kolja Gruznbojm from Victoria bc writes:

                                                                          From the moment we got out of the car we were swarmed by black flies. We had no clue that these even existed around Vancouver. The only other people we saw had hats with netting around their face. We had to leave because of the plague.

                                                                            Posted: June 8, 2016 02:39:55 PM PST


                                                                            Cam from Burnaby writes:

                                                                            Did this trail today and the snow is almost entirely gone. There are a few patches off to the sides of the path but it only actually sits on the trail in one place, which is easy to circumvent. It's still quite muddy in a few places but generally it's pretty great shape. For the most part this trail can be considered open for business for the season.

                                                                              Posted: June 7, 2016 10:47:09 PM PST


                                                                              Caitlin from Surrey writes:

                                                                              Beautiful view, a good challenging and easy hike but be prepared to slip and slide.

                                                                              Snow caved in a couple times, slipped in snow more than once (haha) and exposed tree roots are slippery. If you're not scared of a little mud, water and snow you're fine! Wear hiking shoes, runners don't cut it. Well worth it though!

                                                                                Posted: May 23, 2016 11:06:19 AM PST


                                                                                Mike from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                Hiked the trail May 22, 2016. Bit of snow.
                                                                                This trail is Intermediate. There isn't a net elevation gain, but there are lots of little ups and downs. It isn't a very long hike; there are lots of exposed roots and it is rocky in spots. If you wear shoes, you'll have wet muddy feet. Hiking boots recommended.

                                                                                  Posted: May 23, 2016 12:47:01 AM PST


                                                                                  Lisa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                  We went and hiked part of the trail today, May 12th. I say part because starting at about 1/3 up there is still snow covering parts of the trail. There were also some muddy sections that were quite slippery. At some point, one of us slipped due to the icy snow on the trails and we decided to turn back because the fall was quite dramatic - better safe than sorry! But apart from us, there were many other groups of hikers and they seemed to be okay with the snowy trail. We would probably only recommended the hike for fit individuals while the snow is still around. Otherwise, waiting until June might be safer for the rest of us.

                                                                                    Posted: May 12, 2016 04:59:07 PM PST


                                                                                    Sheila from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                    Hiked this trail last weekend of April, 70% of the trail was covered in compacted snow. Expect it to be wet and slippery, sometimes muddy, and to also step into areas where the snow is unexpectedly deep. Hiking boots/snowshoes would be best right now.

                                                                                      Posted: May 3, 2016 05:38:54 PM PST


                                                                                      Eugénie from Cloverdale writes:

                                                                                      Has anybody done this in the last week? Is there still snow? Slippery?

                                                                                        Posted: April 19, 2016 11:32:19 AM PST


                                                                                        RespectTheRules from West Vancouver writes:

                                                                                        Apparently some people think that with their dog(s), they have purchased a whole bunch of parks as well. The rules are there for a reason whether you like it or not. Again - you bought a dog. You did not buy all the parks with it. Following the logic that it is not "illegal" to have dogs off-leash and that it's only a "park" rule, then it should also be okay for smokers to disregard "park" rules and light up on our trails. Or maybe campers should feel free to start a bonfire anywhere they like. After all, they are just "park" board rules, not "illegal" activities.

                                                                                        Rules/laws are meaningless if they are not implemented. Put your dog on a leash when required so others can enjoy the outdoors as well .
                                                                                        Thank you.

                                                                                          Posted: April 3, 2016 03:08:09 PM PST


                                                                                          Horizon from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                          Walked the trail today. The snow is quite packed down. Snow shoes are not must, but easier to keep you from slipping. I saw lots of people only wear their normal hiking shoes walking on the trail. Not recommended though. Some places are quite slippery. Saw a few people fell. Better with micro-spike.

                                                                                          BTW, an unleashed big dogs suddenly running towards me and roaring scared the shit of me. Luckily the owner caught up and barely controlled the dog.

                                                                                            Posted: March 27, 2016 08:21:54 AM PST


                                                                                            C from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                            If the rules are that dogs are to be on-leash, they should be on-leash - not all of us like dogs sneaking up on us and tripping us - I have had dogs jump on me which wasn't welcome, especially at the top of St. Mark's Summit - if I hadn't seen the large St. Bernard approaching me, I wouldn't be here today. I love dogs but rules are there for a reason.

                                                                                              Posted: March 23, 2016 11:09:18 PM PST


                                                                                              sally from cranston writes:

                                                                                              It's too bad that the free snowshoe trails have been taken over by swarms of people who suddenly feel they own the place and don't want to encounter dogs. The trail to Dog Mtn is far too busy these days and some loud people have complained about off leash dogs and now the trails are monitored by surly parks guys who can't tell a good trail user and dog from a bad one. The trail was empty today and they still handed out tickets to two of three groups. I was in one of them. Three small groups of people on the peak trail in 2 hours and two had off leash dogs that were well behaved and walking with their pack. Why weren't these bros down on the dog mountain trail where the actually crowds were? Why say you're "cracking down on illegal off leash dogs" when it's not illegal to have a dog off leash, just against park regulations. Why threaten me and those in my group with all sorts of fines and charges? Was that necessary? Why justify your action by saying some lady was attacked? I didn't do it! My dog didn't do it! Why punish all the good users and dogs because of a few complaints that aren't even provable! If we ran the country based on a few busy body complainers, we'd have a problem. Why not make Dog Mtn trail a leash only trail because that's the busy section with lots of walkers and families, and let those of us with dogs who enjoy the back country have our off leash adventures on the peak trail?! If you're a dog owner who uses any of the north shore wilderness areas please consider contacting your MLA (provincial rep) about this issue and write to the parks people too. The UBC endowment lands has managed this issue with leash and off leash paths and areas were horse and bikes can and can't go. People tried to shut down mountain biking on the shore because they argued it was dangerous and ecologically damaging and the bike community got together and fought this. They are now an established an accepted part and presence on these mountains. I'd like to snowshoe with my dog off leash because the trails are tricky to navigate. I pick up the poop and hike it out. Don't punish use all for a few bad apples.

                                                                                                Posted: February 28, 2016 10:51:49 PM PST


                                                                                                Diana from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                Anyone know if there's enough powder for snowshoes in Feb?

                                                                                                  Posted: February 14, 2016 06:22:46 PM PST


                                                                                                  Bryan from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                  Just did the Dog Mountain trail today and it's packed down pretty good. Definitely don't need snowshoes unless they get a good dump. I used my Hillsound Trail crampons and was just fine.

                                                                                                    Posted: January 19, 2016 07:20:14 PM PST


                                                                                                    Bryan Smith from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                    I just want to know if anyone has recently done the hike and how the conditions were. I haven't done the hike yet and want to know what foot wear is required.
                                                                                                    Thanks!

                                                                                                      Posted: January 4, 2016 12:40:19 AM PST


                                                                                                      James Carruthers from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                      We got a written warning today from a park ranger about our dog not being on a leash on the dog mountain backcountry trail on Mount Seymour. I’m writing to submit for the record that we feel it is wrong, unnecessarily punitive and short sighted to issue warnings and tickets as a blanket, across-the-board response to all dog owners. Why punish hundreds (or maybe thousands?) when only a small handful are the problem? Where’s the sense in that? The ticketing of dog owners should occur based on behaviour; based on incidents. You shouldn’t just have a blanket rule to willy-nilly issue tickets for all unleashed dogs. I would even welcome far sterner consequences for aggressive behaviour or uncontrolled behaviour in dogs, rather than just be punitive to everyone.

                                                                                                      The ranger (#134122) told us that their #1 complaint from park users was regarding off-leash dogs. Well, please document this response as an official complaint to the contrary!

                                                                                                      Punishing everyone because a few per year are badly behaved - how childish!

                                                                                                      It is doubtful we will return to this park. You may say, “good riddance,” but we’re the people who help others out when they’re lost, or we pick up litter we find along the way, and we spend money in the parks we visit. We pick up after our dog, and even other people’s dogs sometimes. Our dog is always very well behaved and under control and everywhere we go we meet complete strangers who love to pet and play with our dog because he’s so approachable, outgoing and friendly. If we’re not the kind of people you want in the provincial parks…well, then have fun policing all the others!

                                                                                                        Posted: December 19, 2015 04:49:03 PM PST


                                                                                                        Delaney Hendricks from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                        If I was to do this trail next week, would you sugget yaktrax or snowshoes?

                                                                                                          Posted: December 15, 2015 10:49:25 AM PST


                                                                                                          Kuldip from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                          I hiked Dog Mountain last Saturday Nov 21. There were a lot of people up there as it was a gorgeous day. Many people where just in running shoes...well I mean they had clothes on as well but as far as footwear it was just running shoes. That slowed the dog and I down. There isn't enough snow for snowshoeing but it's hard packed ice in a lot of spots. I definitely could have used my spikes. it was a beautiful hike as usual.

                                                                                                            Posted: November 26, 2015 03:28:16 PM PST


                                                                                                            Zee from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                            Went up to Dog Mountain today. Super muddy, slushy and slippery in runners with the snow on the trail + rock and roots still exposed in places. Regardless, a great time!

                                                                                                              Posted: November 14, 2015 11:43:00 PM PST


                                                                                                              Vincent Morris from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                              Great trail, lovely views but the volume of dog poop bags (why pick it up only to throw it or leave it on the trail side?) along the trail was depressing. The gobs of toilet paper strewn around weren't that aesthetically pleasing either. I don't expect the maintenance staff to have to deal with this kind of thing. I'm surprised that dog owners in the area behave this way, it's uncommonly bad in my opinion

                                                                                                                Posted: October 17, 2015 02:04:18 PM PST


                                                                                                                Tracy from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                We did this trail first time on Sept 13 with 6 of us...... Trail marked easy but I would say it is a bit more challenging with the roots and mud that we went through. Trail was busy..... Parking lot was full we got a warning letter on our truck because we were not parked inside of lines. Must wear good shoes I wore runners and was slipping.
                                                                                                                Definitely bring water and a snack to enjoy the amazing view at the end so worth it!
                                                                                                                Didn't notice bugs till it started cooling off. We all wore lights jackets got warm as we were hiking but cooled off fast.
                                                                                                                Bring bread for the whiskey Jacks and chipmunks and be careful at the top of the Giants Ravens that will grab your food!
                                                                                                                Great hike!!

                                                                                                                  Posted: September 14, 2015 09:43:16 AM PST


                                                                                                                  crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                  Hiked this trail on Sunday Sep 6, 2015. The description from this website is accurate - it's not physically demanding but dealing with slippery rocks and tree roots can be somewhat technically challenging. Although most people I saw that day wore runners, I would highly recommend wearing proper hiking shoes for a better grip and avoiding getting mud inside your socks (the trail was quite muddy after receiving a week of rain).

                                                                                                                  It was foggy when we reached the top. We couldn't see far but still enjoyed the open space at the top. I will hike this trail again when the weather is nicer.

                                                                                                                    Posted: September 8, 2015 03:48:35 PM PST


                                                                                                                    Frank from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                    Went up Fri Sep 4/15. Trail in great shape, no bugs, cool in shade. Most hikers wore runners but hiking shoes recommended - lots of puddles which you could walk around, lots of wet roots to walk over but not too slippery.

                                                                                                                      Posted: September 5, 2015 09:41:27 AM PST


                                                                                                                      Grant Andersen from Delta, BC writes:

                                                                                                                      Very nice hike. Trail was dry, went slow, 40 minutes each way. A bit technically challenging for footwork as trail has many cross slopes and tree roots.

                                                                                                                        Posted: August 28, 2015 11:30:58 AM PST


                                                                                                                        Mary Alice Elcock from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                        We did this trail with a group of 5 yesterday and had a great time. I would rate this as the harder side of easy - I didn't feel that my runners were up for the task and wished I had worn hiking shoes. There are quite a few spots with complicated root systems that make the climb more difficult. The trail itself is quite sloping, and you never feel that the incline is particularly steep. This is one that I would definitely do again - especially with the reward of the spectacular view!

                                                                                                                          Posted: August 24, 2015 02:47:19 PM PST


                                                                                                                          Christine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                          @ Kay - there were no bugs up there (other than the odd one) when I was up there yesterday, August 23/15

                                                                                                                            Posted: August 24, 2015 08:42:17 AM PST


                                                                                                                            Kay from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                            Relatively easy hike for such a stunning view! Haven't been up since last year but I remember it being extremely buggy.Can anyone who has been up there lately share how the bug situation is? Thanks!

                                                                                                                              Posted: August 13, 2015 11:25:41 AM PST


                                                                                                                              Suzanne from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                              If you do the full first lake loop - not out and back trip - I would say it is not an easy hike for people that are not fit. Other tourists that we met that did the full loop felt the same way would rate this moderate. It is worth the hike for the view.

                                                                                                                                Posted: June 30, 2015 04:26:19 PM PST


                                                                                                                                Jake from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                For anyone who found this trail a little too easy, and would prefer a bit more elevation gain, I would totally recommend coming back from Dog Mountain via the Suicide Bluffs Trail. The trail is not as treacherous as the name lets on, but does offer a bit more of a challenge than the Dog Mountain Trail, and has some spectacular viewpoints of both the city and the back country mountains.

                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 28, 2015 06:49:23 PM PST


                                                                                                                                  Lisa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                  Went on Thursday, June 25. Great day out, and we rushed up the mountain in 43 minutes in one go. We are not by all means fit persons, and this trail was definitely very doable within the timeline guide.

                                                                                                                                  It's easy in the sense that there's not much elevation gain, but the trail itself is quite technical, with a lot of tree roots and some rocks to climb around/over, so for those that prefer a steady trail climb, this may be a little more intense than you would expect.

                                                                                                                                  Great view when we got to the top though! Definitely worth it for the small amount of time invested into the hike.

                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 26, 2015 08:13:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                    SC from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                    Went up there morning of May 23rd, 2015. Was a very foggy morning, but the parking lot was pretty full at 10AM and lots of activity. The first third of the hike was fairly dry (only a few places that were slightly muddy) and cool/breezy. The last 2/3rds of the hike up to the viewpoint got really hot and mosquitoes started to become an annoyance. The viewpoint itself was gorgeous but we couldn't see much aside from a beautiful landscape of cloud (still wondrous to see, though). Lots of mosquitoes up at the viewpoint as there wasn't much of a breeze up there when we went. There were only a few people who brought dogs that day, and they were well-behaved so no problems, there. None of us were wearing hiking shoes and though there are lots of roots and rocks to step over, it wasn't too difficult.

                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 8, 2015 01:37:15 PM PST


                                                                                                                                      Christine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                      Have done this trail a few times, but was up there last Thursday night for the first time this season (May 21st/15) and the ground was very wet and there were tons of mosquitos and flies around (flies were especially bad in the parking lot) which made it very unpleasant to the point that we just turned around part way into the trail. Will be waiting for a late summer day to go back.

                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 25, 2015 10:12:36 AM PST


                                                                                                                                        Kathy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                        No snow guys :)

                                                                                                                                          Posted: May 14, 2015 05:57:48 PM PST


                                                                                                                                          Pete from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                          Looking to do this hike for the long weekend. Does anyone no if there was any snow ???

                                                                                                                                            Posted: May 13, 2015 03:54:54 AM PST


                                                                                                                                            Vix from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                            Was thinking of doing the hike this long weekend - Is there any snow up there?

                                                                                                                                              Posted: May 12, 2015 11:11:13 AM PST


                                                                                                                                              Kat B. from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                              Hiked this morning. Amazing views at the peak considering this is such a short hike! It was very muddy in spots but overall it's a great trail.

                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 3, 2015 05:49:30 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                dave from richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                im looking to catch the sunsetting up on dog mountain, does anyone know what time the park gate or road closes in the evening? i just want to make sure i don't get stuck up there with my car!

                                                                                                                                                Thanks :)

                                                                                                                                                  Posted: April 30, 2015 09:37:59 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                  Annie L from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                  As of April 25, lots of snow on the trail and quite slippery, with sections of mud and slush on the way. Right now you'd do well with spikes and could potentially even wear snowshoes. Poles may help, too.

                                                                                                                                                    Posted: April 25, 2015 05:01:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                    Dana from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                    98% free of snow/ice on the trail, but very muddy at this time. If you've got high boots/gaiters and don't care about getting very dirty, you shouldn't have any problems. Otherwise, add an extra ~30 minutes or so to your round-trip time to account for the very wet & muddy conditions.

                                                                                                                                                      Posted: April 12, 2015 01:02:10 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                      Bree from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                      Went on this trail a couple of days ago over the Easter Long Weekend.

                                                                                                                                                      It's still very snowy up there! I looked at the snow report before going and it said no snowfall in 7 days so that was unexpected. I took my dog and we both had trouble slipping on the ice along the trail, and got very muddy in the areas it had started to melt. I would call it intermediate with the current conditions.

                                                                                                                                                      That said, it was beautiful with the frozen lakes and snowy trees and it's definitely doable, just takes a little longer keeping an eye on not slipping. And the view at the top is spectacular.

                                                                                                                                                        Posted: April 8, 2015 10:43:33 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                        Kate Johnson from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                        Has anyone been up on the trail lately? I was wondering about the trail condition.

                                                                                                                                                          Posted: March 25, 2015 10:07:25 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                          sphagnum moss from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                          It's perfect, but be careful of the rocks approaching first lake from parking lot. Some have black ice. They look like you can step on them but a few are as slippery as a skating rink. Test every step. The conditions are muddy and slippery but reasonable with waterproof day hikers. First timers should note that while the gradient change is easy, it is a bit of an obstacle course of rocks, slippery roots and mud. It's not Capilano hatchery or Lynn canyon easy.

                                                                                                                                                            Posted: March 10, 2015 01:39:45 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                            Jane from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                            Has anyone been on this trail in the last couple of days? Want to know if it's still icy.

                                                                                                                                                              Posted: March 8, 2015 08:33:13 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                              David from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                              I went up there yesterday, no snow but the trail is fairly icy.

                                                                                                                                                                Posted: March 4, 2015 08:18:13 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                Mabel from Lam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                Wondering if anyone's been on the trail recently? Thinking of heading up this weekend and wondering about the conditions of the trail. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: March 3, 2015 05:21:54 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                  Kaley Weston from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                  My boyfriend and I hiked Dog Mountain today. The trail wasn't overly busy, maybe passed 20 people along the way. We wore only our winter boots and managed (had to be very careful with our footing through some super icy sections). I don't think there is enough snow right now to need snowshoes.. although this will probably be a different story after the rainy week coming up! The trail is a mix of snow, exposed ground (rocks, roots, mud) and ice. I think microspikes would be ideal for the trail right now or hiking poles at the very least.

                                                                                                                                                                  There was a park ranger at the beginning of the trail ticketing people who had their dogs off leash. It is very clearly stated to keep your dog on leash, but usually I find this pretty loosely enforced. We were disappointed to have to keep our dog on his leash the whole walk, we like doing mountain trails for the sake of letting him run. It also made it much more challenging having him pull us along the icy trail the whole way! So if your dog likes running free like mine, this probably isn't the trail you should do.

                                                                                                                                                                  The view from the top was spectacular nonetheless! Vancouver was blanketed with fog but it was beautiful. Sunny and warm! This is a very accessible and relatively easy hike to do. Definitely worth it if you don't have an entire day to devote to climbing a mountain.

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: January 14, 2015 06:58:51 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                    Andrew Clark from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                    @Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                                    I was up on the ski hill today
                                                                                                                                                                    Most everybody heading off on that trail was just wearing boots. Of course no idea how far they went

                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: January 9, 2015 10:58:19 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                      Jennifer from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                      Love this trail for snowshoeing and thinking of heading up this weekend, but wondering if there's enough snow. Has anyone been up this way over the last week or so?

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: January 9, 2015 11:30:41 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                        Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                        p.s. My objective was to try out my new aluminum-frame snowshoes, having previously only used wood-frame ones, and mainly in Ontario and New Brunswick. Dog Lake trail wasn't great for that, for the reasons I and others have mentioned, but the Mount Seymour winter trail was super. I wonder why it's not more widely known.

                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: January 1, 2015 11:43:10 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                          Maxine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                          I took the Mount Seymour shuttle from Park Gate mall for the first time, today, and was thrilled that for just $6 each way, I had access to Dog mountain and other free trails. There was too much ice and lots of exposed roots today, though, so I was grateful when someone directed me to the Mount Seymour winter trail, which starts a bit steep but is mostly relatively flat and with much better snow cover than lower down.

                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: January 1, 2015 10:07:42 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                            Phil from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                            Went for the first time yesterday. there is still quite a few roots, rocks and icy patches so snowshoe at your own risk. The views at the top were worth it, but was talking to one of the locals as she was mentioning this was the least amount of snow she has seen in a long time. Met a friend heading up on snowshoes and he mentioned later he took them off past First Lake and left them off on the way back down. I am going to wait for more snowfall before I attempt to snowshoe this trail again.

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: December 31, 2014 10:07:19 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                              Yuriy from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                                                                              Went up for the first time today. Nice little trek. Generally a very easy hike with a few small hills, but also some slippery roots here and there. Quite busy, lots of very slow people, but not the end of the world. There, 10 minute scenery stop, and back took just over an hour at a good pace.

                                                                                                                                                                              Trail is currently covered in packed snow. People wearing snowshoes were suffering and moving slow - they're not necessary and get in the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: December 28, 2014 03:50:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                Rachel P from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                Does anyone know when conditions are usually snowy enough to snowshoe?
                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: December 13, 2014 01:06:25 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                  Allyssa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Raining today and trail was about 75% flooded and very muddy.That being said,never slipped once on any roots or rocks. If the conditions had been more ideal and the trail dry, it would have been a great easy hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: December 11, 2014 02:07:28 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                    Hélène from Rennes, FR writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Always have a great time at Dog Mountain. Wanted to update the comments to let people know that the trail was REALLY icy when I went this week (on Dec 2). We met a couple of other parties that had crampons and I would definitely recommend that unless you're like me and my friend and willing to improvise a bit as you go. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: December 6, 2014 02:43:24 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                      Annie from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked the trail this past weekend. It was snowy and frozen at some parts of the trail making it hard to go ahead. Trail was busy and everyone managed to get through the icy parts. First lake is frozen solid - took some time to slip around with the dogs. :-) The view was well worth the trouble!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: November 19, 2014 07:56:03 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                        Teresa from Abbotsford writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hiked the trail today, October 12. The write-up describes this trail as easy with very little elevation gain and while this is true, it can be a deceptive comment for folks such as myself who are heavier and working on improving their fitness. I'm writing this review for others like me. Most of the trail is made up of rolling hills with a lot of roots and rock to manoever over and around. I found it a little tricky and tiring but worth the experience. We got to the trail at 8:30 so there were very few others around until our way back down and even then we only passed a few other people. I enjoyed the trail despite finding it challenging but am only giving it a 3 as I found the terrain difficult for an out of shape beginner. That said, I'd do it again!

                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: October 13, 2014 05:44:19 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                          Barb Head from n. Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Would not classify this as easy - lots of rocks and slippery roots,some wet spots . Did this early Sept. - no flies or mosquitoes, beautiful crisp air and some lovely views. Blueberries galore, but thankfully no bears were seen. Was moved by the Tim Jones memorial along the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 5, 2014 06:23:19 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                            Bronwen from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                            I hiked this trail yesterday, early evening. I'd done it once before and enjoyed it, and it was just as nice this time as a post-injury rehab hike. No elevation gain to wear out my legs, but lots of tree roots and small streams to climb over to keep things interesting. And, of course, the reward at the end is that stunning view. It's a perfect hike for out-of-towners: short, not too difficult, and totally worthwhile.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yesterday the rocks were wet and a little slippery, but we encountered very few bugs and not too many people. As other people have said, do watch out at the fork near the trailhead. We almost took the wrong path on the way in, and then did indeed take the wrong path on the way out. We lost maybe ten minutes that way.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 19, 2014 02:36:23 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                              Petey from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                              This was a really cool hike, very technical as others have mentioned. Lots of roots, rocks, bridges to climb over and around.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Not too hard, but not easy. I would rate it in between Easy and intermediate.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Some tips would be to try to go in the early morning or afternoon when the temp would be lower, the sun really takes away some of your energy.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, as someone else mentioned, be cautious of the first fork you arrive at, near the start of the hike. Stay right, as left takes you down to a deadend, And likewise, Stay LEFT on your way back. We made that mistake and was taken to the deadend and nearly went back up the mountain after we turned around.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 31, 2014 05:36:13 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                Christine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                This was a challenging trail and I would rate it more intermediate than easy. It is deceiving being rated as "easy".

                                                                                                                                                                                                My boyfriend and I started the trail at around 5:30 Friday night and it got dark when we were still out on the trail so we didn't make it to the top (this time anyway :)). Thank you to a couple who passed us on the way back but came back to find us to see if we wanted a guide back by their headlamp. Very nice of them but we declined their offer, which we then regretted after getting off trail. We did find our way back to the parking lot at around 9:30. Will definitely go back early in the day and have lunch at the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 28, 2014 09:14:22 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trevor Meier from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trail was mostly dried out today. Most of the creeks are not running either. Bugs weren't too bad in the heat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  There's a switchback near the beginning (maybe 200m from the start of the trail) that I noticed a few people getting lost on and having to double back. One trail (to nowhere apparently) cuts down to the left, while the main trail continues down to the right. It's not well marked so keep a lookout!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Definitely a more technical trail despite the lack of vertical. Good fun for knee & ankle strengthening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 13, 2014 03:37:08 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve from north vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I did this hike yesterday in the scorching heat . It was pretty exhausting but the view at the end was well worth it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    There were a few other people hiking but not enough to be anoying.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Still a fair bit of mud on the trail and watch out for the tree roots .
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saw the biggest raven ever at the top .

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 13, 2014 12:58:07 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naomi from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      July 6th, 2014: The trail was muddy and rocky with lots of slippery tree roots... ankle spraining terrain for sure. There was no view at the end because of the fog but it was still a fun adventure and we enjoyed it... walking through the woods in the rain is so beautiful. We passed about 5 other groups on the trail but we were alone most of the time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 6, 2014 03:15:21 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                        patchez001 from pitt meadows writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Is the 2 hr time estimate for one way or return trip?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 2, 2014 02:17:35 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lynne from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great hike! My friend and I just went today and though it was cold and rainy for a good 30 minutes, the hike itself was enjoyable. Not difficult, though be careful as there are lots of rocks to potentially sprain an ankle on. The view from the top would be awesome on a clear day, but all we got was fog:-(
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Will likely go up again sometime!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 15, 2014 11:49:02 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lana from West End writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Weather conditions okay for shorts and a T-Shirt. Some snow and lots of fresh glacier water! Be careful it is slippery and injuries can happen. Make sure to bring a picnic for the view!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 9, 2014 09:58:56 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                              Natalie from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Did this hike today (June 5) after work with some friends, even with the heat lately there quite a bit of mud but there's definitely more snow than mud on the trail. Recommend hiking boots not regular street runners if you head there soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Still, worth the view and a great evening hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 5, 2014 10:45:38 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gina from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked Dog Mountain for the first time today, May 24. Muddy and still lots of snow on the trails and wished I should have worn my snowshoes. Some roots are slippery and be careful stepping on the non-compacted snow on the sides or you will end up knee high buried. Watch for dog poops too. Surprised how the wet rocks weren't slippery at all. Reward of an awesome view of Vancouver is amazing for an easy 2-hour hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: May 24, 2014 09:15:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan from Ladner writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We went up to Dog Mountain yesterday (May 11, 2014) for the first time. Even with some snow it was a nice, easy hike for a few old folks. Some narly root bits here and there. Great views at the top and the whiskey jacks will eat from your hand. The really disturbing element was the enormous number of dog poop bags that littered the trail. Some had been stepped on and of course, burst open on the trail. In one tree stump there were 11 bags alone. It maybe that people have good intentions of picking them up on the return down, but evidently, not everyone remembered. It was more like Dog Poop Mountain! It would be great if all dog owners could remember that this is a shared trail. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 13, 2014 03:19:45 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tyler from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does anyone know If there is still snow on the trail?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: May 3, 2014 08:35:48 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dawn from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tyler, I was wondering that myself. Did you go snowshoeing yesterday? Based on the snow reports today looks like heavy rain by this afternoon? The rest of the week looks better. On a clear day Dog Mountain is absolutely gorgeous! We eat a light lunch while pondering life looking at the city. Always a treat. Even on a cloudy day the moderate exercise to get there and back feels amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: March 15, 2014 09:08:11 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tyler from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        anyone been up there? going tomorrow and want to know if we rent snow shoes or not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: March 14, 2014 09:43:26 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aimei from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anyone been on the trail to Dog Mtn or Dinky peak or anything else in the area? I'm planning on going next Monday (March 10th) with a group and would like to know if there is enough snow to go snowshoeing?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: March 4, 2014 11:18:46 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ACLL from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Has anyone done this trail this week? I'm planning on going this Saturday Feb 8 2014 but not sure about the conditions of the trail. Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: February 6, 2014 10:29:34 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cee from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No need for snowshoes! Very little snow and lots of knarly tree roots. Somewhat easy to get lost as not all marker poles in. Definitely need some more snow...View worth it in the end though

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: February 1, 2014 08:16:14 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peter from burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tried Dog Mountain again on Sat., Jan. 18 and would recommend avoiding it at this time, at least until there is some more snow. At this point, the forested parts of the trail are at least 25% rocks and roots, due to the popularity of the trail and lack of snow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With that in mind, we made a turn at First Lake and looped back via Dinky Peak, which proved to be much more enjoyable. As that part of the trail is more open it has received more snow, and as it isn't as popular the snow has not been tramped down. Note that if you take the Dinky Peak route to First lake there are two creek crossings you will have to make as you near the lake. They are not impassable, but will require a bit of nimbleness to cross, especially in snowshoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I didn't make it all the way to Dog Mountain, but was told by other hikers that the route from First Lake to Dog Mt. is in equally rough condition. Great view, not so great hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: January 20, 2014 09:36:45 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tiffany from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyone been up this week? is there enough snow to snowshoe? Also, is this area considered back country? Would an avalanche ever happen here?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: January 16, 2014 03:59:28 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    peter from burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tried out the Dog Mountain trail on Sat., Jan. 11th and it was mostly snow-covered at that point, and pretty firmly packed. There are a few creeks you'll have to navigate which makes the going slightly tricky, but nothing impassable. We made it to approx. halfway between First Lake and the Dog Mt. lookout before turning around. With the lack of snow to this point in the year, the trail is not well marked beyond the permanent orange tags, so it would be easier to get lost than you might expect. I'm sure the trail poles will be up soon with all the snow coming down, which will make navigating the trail much easier. We headed out at 9 am and only ran into two other hikers, but by noon as we were returning to the parking lot we must have passed at least 8 to 10 other hiking groups. Snow shoes were not necessary for most of the trail as the snow pack is quite low. Obviously, that can change quickly with the weather becoming more wintery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: January 12, 2014 01:42:10 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stuart from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hey, has anyone been up to the trail in January? Thinking of snowshoeing this weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: January 3, 2014 07:45:15 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Will from North Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hey Brad, just got back from Dog Mountain and conditions are ok for snowshoeing. there are some sections that are rocky and the roots break the snow surface in many places but overall it's fine. ran into many groups of people both snowshoeing it and hiking the trail. Hopefully Seymour gets more snow soon otherwise the amount of traffic on the trail is going to degrade its condition and expose more roots/rocks pretty quickly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: December 21, 2013 12:50:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brad from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has anyone been up to dog mountain for snowshoeing this month yet? What are the conditions like?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: December 18, 2013 08:53:52 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tammy from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A bit rocky and muddy in places, and you have to watch out for roots all over the trail but it's well worth the view at the end. A fairly easy hike. Bring a lunch and some nuts or seed for the whiskeyjacks once you get to the end. We even saw a partridge on the trail!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: October 28, 2013 03:38:54 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kay from Delta writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NOT, NOT, NOT EASY!!!!! We saw tourists in shorts and running shoes trying to climb the wet, slippery roots that make up about half the trail, and they were confused and falling all over the place. NOT FAIR! Lots of thick, sticky mud.... and then more slippery tree roots. You're climbing up a CREEK BED, folks! It's either roots or mud or rocks. PLEASE CHANGE THE TRAIL DESCRIPTION TO (AT LEAST) INTERMEDIATE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS TERRIBLY INJURED!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: October 21, 2013 10:41:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracy from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I find most hikes on this site take me about 60-70% as long as they state...not this one! Definitely not an "easy " hike. Took the full two hours. yes, there's no elevation gain, but it is a very technical rooty, rocky trail. Great hike anyway, but was surprised it was listed as easy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: October 18, 2013 06:38:17 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mecredes from Vancity writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good short hike when you want a nice view in the end and don't have much time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We hiked with our kids (under age of 9) and my youngest didn't enjoy some brief climbs over the rocks as much, my son loved the mud! After rainfall the path can be quite muddy, but with good hiking shoes it's easily passable. Nice shady areas if you want to hike during the summer. The first part of the hike is 1KM to a small lake. Nothing too difficult with some rocks to walk over and some incline. But, this can be a challenge for younger kids (unless they're like my kid who loves to clammer over rocks/grab onto roots). We met a few seniors who were a lot better hikers than me/husband, but some commented on the clammering over rocks/roots a bit of a challenge for their knees. From the small lake to the top is 1.5KM of pretty much the same obstacles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Make sure you bring some snacks/ lunch before you start the hike so you can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains/Second Narrow bridge with a picnic lunch. The kids wanted to stay for a long time and explore. The kids fed the Whiskyjacks (birds) with pomegranate seeds and make sure you zip up your bags because the Ravens are watchful of any treats they can fly away with. Our cookies were stolen but I had backup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The descent seemed easier! And we made our way home barefoot in the car! Bring extra shoes or flipflops for ride home. Our hiking boots were muddy/dirty and stayed in the trunk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm sure in the summer there must be mosquitoes with muddy areas we've come across but the view would be worth it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happy hiking!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: October 15, 2013 10:00:44 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ann from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agree with most people on the rating - absolutely not an 'easy' hike as it entails a lot of climbing over roots, slippery stones and dodging frequent muddy patches (obviously seasonal). It is a nice fall hike, no flies this time of the year and the weather was perfect with an amazing view over Vancouver & the Lower Mainland. There were a lot of people on the trail this Thanksgiving Sunday, lots of dogs and kids as well who seemed to do fairly well (as long as they can be lifted here and there). Great hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: October 14, 2013 08:23:44 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Agree with Alex from Burnaby.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is not an easy level hiking route. Should be an intermediate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My personal experience is that this route is somewhate comparable to "Lower Hollyburn" though this dog mount route is shorter.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worth a try. Takes averagely 3.5 hours for round trip if you do not stay on peak at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      View is good. Trailhead easy to access. Close to town. Give it 4 star if we leave alone whether it's "easy" or "intermediate".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 11, 2013 10:20:14 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alex from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is an INTERMEDIATE trail with frequent gnarly roots & small hills to contend with. The muddy creek/trail paths are seasonal, but if you try this in anything other than proper hiking footwear, you'll be S.O.L. The rating needs nudging out of the 'easy' range, and I encourage others to send a comment in that regard to this site's admin, as I have just done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: September 27, 2013 10:12:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Doug from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not an easy hike depending on your experience, skill, and fitness level - if you hike regularly you will find this easy but if you're recreational it can be a small workout. I would call this a Medium or an easier Intermediate because of the slippery roots, mud and muck, continuous ups and downs, large boulders and creekbed pathways. Doesn't seem to be a very busy trail, and the bugs were almost nonexistant. A fun hike but because of the technical footing you don't get to enjoy the scenery that much until you reach the top!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 16, 2013 09:45:03 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gerry from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This trail is not as easy as it seems. It is a washed out creekbed full of gnarly tree roots. Would not recommend it without walking poles and would not recommend it with small children or a baby on your back. Treacherous at best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: September 3, 2013 02:09:39 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mariana from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              awesome hike... no flies or mosquitoes yesterday (Sat Aug 31) it can be muddy. good shoes are a must... lots of roots and rocks. the view at the top is amazing. we took our dog and she was OK most of the time. this trail is definitely much easier in the winter when covered with snow as the surface levels out...enjoy your hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: September 1, 2013 09:27:41 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kim from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great hike, but wouldn't exactly classify this as 'easy' relatively speaking. And while "dog friendly" it's not advisable as you are climbing in/on roots and rock-faces.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 13, 2013 06:53:42 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christina + Chris from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Took us an hr up to the top. Stopped a lot, but also had to run from the horsefly's, and mosquitoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  View up top is beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On the way down running most of the way it took 28 min.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lots of roots, and rocks on the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: August 11, 2013 10:23:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grant R Andersen from Delta writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Awesome hike. Still a few flies, but they did not bother us. The best local hike for the reward of the view.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: August 5, 2013 04:54:43 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      thpme from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can‘t believe the amount of flies still up there at 2pm today (July 13)! Right out of the car, we were attacked by the tiny flies. We thought they will stop following us after a while, but they followed us for 15 minutes. Eventually we went back to the car and drove away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 14, 2013 12:51:55 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David from N.Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Still crazy number of fly's up there (Jul-13).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 13, 2013 04:13:37 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Went up 9 am Sunday July 7, the amount of tiny flies was NUTS!!! Some people were afraid to get out of their cars and left. Swarms of them get in your eyes, nose, mouth and ears, bug spray does not help. They do not bite, but if that kind of thing bothers you then wait until later in the day, there were way less when we came back after noon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apart from that, it's an excellent hike if you are taking kids over 5. Allow up to 3.5 hours with kids and bring snacks and lots of water if it's hot. The view of Greater Vancouver at the end of the trail is awesome on a clear day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 8, 2013 01:31:08 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Margot from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WAY too many bugs at the moment!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 7, 2013 05:36:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Richard from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A little muddy and definitely buggy, but super worth it for the great views. If you are ok hiking back in the dark for the last 30 minutes, time it to catch the sunset at the lookout.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 7, 2013 08:12:45 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gerry from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wet in a few places but fine. Good views of Vancouver. For an extra reward take the Suicide Bluffs trail back for more views and solitude.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 6, 2013 07:47:40 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canada Day: mucky, just a little bit of snow left.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 1, 2013 02:48:18 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mark from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    any updates? how's the snow now?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 30, 2013 11:43:37 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Did it last Saturday on Jun 22. Be careful with hidden snow bridges. The trail is different and fun except flies. Highly recommend to beginners with hiking poles if you don't feel comfortable walking on ice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: June 24, 2013 08:17:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lev from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks Belle from Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 22, 2013 06:05:42 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Belle from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hiked the Mountain on Saturday and it was very treacherous. 3/4 of the trails covered in snow and very slippery, slushy and muddy at some parts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BE CAREFUL and be prepared!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 18, 2013 07:30:40 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A group of 10 of us did in in hiking boots and running shoes yesterday. Everyone else we encountered on the trail either had crampons or snowshoes, and we found it challenging but totally doable, if a little slippery. The trail is still entirely covered with snowpack, and snow is geting softer and softer with the warm weather we've been having. I'd recommend bringing something to slide down on your butt with, which was the most fun part of the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: March 31, 2013 10:01:52 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amanda from Stevenson writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Current conditions? Did anyone need snow shoes that hiked it this past week?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: March 21, 2013 02:45:58 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lina from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful hard packed snow covered trail today, with the sun glistening upon it. Gorgeous unobstructed view!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: March 17, 2013 09:35:21 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daniel from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just hiked it this morning with snowshoes. Even after all the rain this week there is plenty of snowpack underfoot (to answer your question Brenda) the whole length of the trail, not hard or icy, but heavy wet snow. Lovely trip, quiet morning, foggy woods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: March 15, 2013 03:19:05 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brenda from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does anyone know what the current conditions are for snowshoeing Dog Mountain? Is it still open, is there snow with all this rain??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: March 13, 2013 10:48:37 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      trevor from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is there much avalanche risk for this trail. I am told no, but with little kids I want to be sure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: February 22, 2013 09:59:59 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bmoore from surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A interesting hike to Dog Mountain in the late sunny monday afternoon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lots of friendly faces and happy dogs along the trail, but it wasn't too busy. My first time snowshoeing so I managed to slip a few times along the way. Some steep spots were a little tight and icy, so I had to proceed with caution. Overall, a fun challenge and rewarding experience. I would recommend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        shorter snowshoes with a better grip on the hills as mine where large and cumbersome at times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: January 22, 2013 03:51:35 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Adrian from North Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just beautiful up there today, perfect for a snowshoe hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Incidently I've never been chased, nipped or barked at by any dogs on this route (or any others I can think of). Perhaps Bob you're doing something to upset them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love seeing all the pooches running around, getting their exercise and playing in the snow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: January 20, 2013 09:07:58 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bob from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't tell you how many times I've been chased, barked at and even nipped by freaked out, out-of-control dogs on the trails.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LEASH YOUR DOGS, JERKS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: January 7, 2013 02:55:29 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jean from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm with you, Matt - I love seeing dogs up there, especially because they're all so happy!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I find they don't get in the way at all, and for the most part, their owners are very careful and courteous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: January 1, 2013 10:53:44 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Don't be such a baby, Chris. Dogs are awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: December 29, 2012 11:36:30 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris James from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is a great trail for either a beginner or when you just want to get outside for less than half a day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The HUGE downside is the insane number of off leash dogs!!! It certainly takes a lot of the magic out of being in the wilderness to have packs of dogs running everywhere. Despite the signs telling dog owners that they must keep dogs on leash, no one keeps their dog on a leash. Why have the signs if this is not going to be enforced?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: December 27, 2012 09:20:25 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We had a great hike today on Dog Mountain! The view was just spectacular! Please be aware that the trail is quite rocky with many roots in the way - if you have some issues with balance you may find the hike really challenging. Also, wear good footwear with ankle support (hiking boots), you will be very thankful you did!! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: October 6, 2012 08:14:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vicki from surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      holy mountians....we hiked to first lake then to the first look out then followed suicide ridge then over another mountain then over another one up one side down the other .whew...parking lot were r u....lol...awesome lookouts ......looking forward to go back ...that took us about 4 hours...yaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 3, 2012 09:53:26 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tim from Delta writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not as easy as this would have you believe. Overall no net climb, so easy in that regard, and obviously easy to navigate, but a number of short steep sections that are very rocky and root-y, lots to trip you up. No time to take your eyes off the trail until the vista at the end, because you'll trip and bust your head if you do. Also trail was very crowded. Poles would come in handy on this one. For the folks who were about to head up based on the easy review, don't head out there in sneakers or Sketchers Shape-Ups! Wear rugged shoes and your feet and ankles will thank you later. The view is indeed beautiful, but the trail getting there is not the most enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: September 15, 2012 04:05:32 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sasarai from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not exactly 'easy', more like an intermediate trail. Very rocky, and lots of tree roots that could get slippery during rainy days. Amazing view at the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 2, 2012 12:14:18 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Carson from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great hike - varried terrain, wouldn't call it "easy", but certainly not difficult.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Amazing view - probably the best view of the city from any of the north shore peaks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 4, 2012 09:38:54 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Susanna from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Did this hike for the first time this morning and there's still tons of snow. We had never been there before so it was very difficult finding our way. It's not a long hike so if you know the trail you should be fine. Most of our time was spent going the wrong way and then backtracking. Hot weather is finally here though so the snow should melt soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 7, 2012 04:46:09 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                R. Burt from Barrie writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How about someone starting a ~pet friendly~ cafe at the beginning of the Dog Mountain trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                search internet: Williams Coffee Pub and dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It`s at Toronto`s Harbourfront and welcome humans, cats and dogs inside the restaurant!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The name of Dog Mountain and the restaurant theme seem to go together.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 11, 2012 06:29:59 PM PST


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 8, 2012 09:42:58 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heather from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We hiked to Dog mountain yesterday (June 3). Still lots of snow on the trail. A bamboo pole marks the entrance to the trail. Slippery and wet, wear proper hiking boots! Watch for the trail markers and where others have gone before you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The snow is melting so be cautious of stream crossings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is generally an easy hike but it took us about 4 hours return yesterday, so give yourself extra time if you are going up later in the day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Totally worth doing if you are prepared though, very few people there, and gorgeous in the snow!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    except.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ATTENTION DOG OWNERS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please Please Please do the rest of us a favour and if you are picking up after your dog, either fling it into the woods, eu naturale, or pack it out! this lovely trail is littered with dog poop in little plastic baggies that will take hundreds of years to degrade! how disrespectful!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 4, 2012 11:04:01 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melissa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 26th - still a lot of snow up there. A little difficult to find the trail head. A lot of uphill and downhill - quite slippery with the snow. Some of us fell at least 10 times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There were a lot of trail markings but some of the signs were buried up by the snow. A lot of flies up top - can't imagine how it's it going to be deeper into the summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      View up top was spectacular. The snow def. made it an adventure but we are looking forward to going on it again in Aug. We went at 4:30pm and we did not see a single person on the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 26, 2012 09:46:40 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paul from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just got back from hiking to Dog Mountain, May 19, 2012. It has been a sunny day and the trail is still completely snow covered and easy to follow. Be sure you wear shoes with good treads so you won't be slipping around like me in my tennis shoes. The snow makes the trail easier - no mud, streams to cross or roots to clamber over. It took a little over an hour to walk in and exactly an hour to walk out. This is my first time on this trail and I would do it again with friends as the view from Dog Mountain is great.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think it's called Dog Mountain because of all the bags of dog shit lining the trail. My friend found a shopping bag at the summit, so on the way back we picked up twenty bags of dog shit and deposited them in the garbage can at the start of the trail. Come on, dog owners!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: May 19, 2012 11:47:50 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seth from England writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I should add after watching the video posted that if you go when there is no snow this is a lot harder than you might expect as it is very rooty. Just be prepared for that as those who are less mobile might see it listed as easy and will probably have a harder time with it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 18, 2011 10:31:32 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Seth from Somewhere in England writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just hiked this today. Was a really fun hike and not too difficult. We ended up getting there quite late so didn't have a lot of time at the lookout point as wanted to get back before it got too dark. There wasn't any snow and it was very easy to know which way to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Strange occurrence at the end when we were met by a single big raven that watched us then followed us part of the way back. The mist and impending darkness made this a very eery experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: September 18, 2011 10:22:41 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chris from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tried this trail on Sept 11, 2011. I wouldn't say it is an easy one. The trail is quite rocky. A lot of trees and bushes are in the way of the trail, and they need to be trimmed down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The most annoying part there were a lot of flies and mosquitoes bugged us non-stop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: September 12, 2011 01:29:26 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adrian from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked this route Labour Day, early morning around 9am. Beautiful !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trail is almost completely dry, very few muddy patches and those few that are easy to skirt around.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Still buggy though. Lots of small flies/mosquitoes. I'm sure in previous years there weren't so many around this time of year ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lovely morning walk on a sunny day though and the dog loves swimming in First Lake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: September 6, 2011 02:09:21 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mahsa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We hiked this trail in july. It was not an easy one at all. There was still a lot of SNOW and the rest of it was muddy. It was actually frustrating for us to climb up that much snow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have to say the look out at the end of the trail was spectacular.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 25, 2011 10:47:52 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chris from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We hiked this today. There is still quite a lot of snow, but it's melting. As a result, sometimes your foot will go all the way down to your hip through the deep snow. I'd recommend that you wear Goretex hiking boots with warm wool socks. I was in shorts and every time my foot would fall down through the snow it scraped up my leg quite badly. There is some brush/trees that also need trimming along the trail that will scratch up your legs, so do wear pants even if it's warm. The view was spectacular at the top and it took us about 45 minutes to hike there. I slipped into a little stream on the slippery rocks and slid on the snow a few times in running shoes. Dress properly and you'll have a blast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 10, 2011 10:26:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alexandria from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for your feedback. I didn't go in the end, but am eager to learn when it does become passable to the end without snowshoes :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 9, 2011 06:16:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caitlin from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alexandria - this is probably too late for you, but we went up on Sunday and there was still quite a bit of snow - did you end up going that day?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We went to the trail head - saw that the first little bridge was still quite snowy and decided to come back again in mid-July. There were some people snowshoeing there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 29, 2011 03:56:17 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Alexandria from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          any comments out there with more details about how much snow is still there? I'm interested in doing it today, but wondered how deep it is, at what point the snow starts, and if its passable with just regular hikers or trail shoes? It sounded like maybe you couldn't make it to the very end? Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 26, 2011 11:06:22 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Darlene Monette from surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just started hiking this year. The first time it took us a bit of time to get there, now I can do it in almost half the time and that is with snow. I can't wait to do it now with no snow as the view will be so different and I should be able to do it even faster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But I think it is a good hike for a beginner just take your time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 26, 2011 10:40:36 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Will from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked it this weekend and it was great. Still a few meters of firm snow all the way through so the path is smoother than when you're on the actual trail. Snowshoes help but no problem with just (waterproof) hiking boots. The bridge at the lake was buried by at least 3 meters but there is a crossing nearby so you don't have to wade the stream. The view is spectacular on a clear day. On the descents be careful not to slip off the trail. The softest snow seems to be near the trees so stay clear to avoid sinking deep.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 16, 2011 01:53:54 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We snowshoed this in mid-April. Constant small undulating hills throughout with no real sense of overall gain or loss of altitude. This took 45 minutes each way, with plenty of rests. The view from Dog Mountain is potentially quite nice, though we had fog and snow. Great experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: April 15, 2011 12:05:44 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patricia from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We (two seniors) snowshoed up Dog Mountain this morning. The peace and quiet, not to mention the amazing amount of new snow, made for a magical 2-hour hike. The view of the city, always spectacular, was obscured but wonderfully "ghostly".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: February 28, 2011 09:16:41 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Linda from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dog Mountain is a really nice snowshoe hike and not too long. The weather was perfect today and there was lots of people on the trail. Great view of the city.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: January 9, 2011 10:15:36 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      simon from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We hiked this yesterday with our two kids (10 and 6). This is no grouse mountain or lighthouse park walk in the forest. It was a real adventure for them (and us). Muddy and icy underfoot (we set off early). Slippery rocks and roots to clamber over. The trail hasn't been taken care of. Lots of careful picking your way along what seemed to just a rock filled stream of mud. We had our share of incidents. Somebody will lose a shoe. Not an easy hike in October. But a great time. We all loved it. The view was spectacular. And the adventure fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 18, 2010 05:36:37 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Karlly from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hiked it on July 31st and it was pretty easy. There are lots of roots and rocks so it's good to have boots that protects your ankles. I went with two teens and they found it was easy as well. I even saw people hiking with the toddlers! View at the end was FANTASTIC! wouldn't recommend this hike after the summer months though because it will get too muddy and slippery. Its easy in the summer but would be quite a bit harder in the fall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 6, 2010 09:27:13 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ben from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hiked Dog Mountain on July 24th and it was easy, yes there are roots that stick up but really this is an easy hike. If you're looking for an alternative hike back I recommend checking out the Suicide Bluffs. The junction for Suicide Bluffs is right at the end of the Dog Mountain trail, instead of veering left and coming to the end of the trail continue straight ahead there will be a metal sign on the tree indicating this is the Suicide Bluffs trail. It also notes that it is a "rough" trail, translation there are some STEEP sections. For the most part the trail is easy with the exception of a couple of spots where you have some steep climbs where there have been cables added to make it easier. However the views are unbelievable and better than the ones provided by Dog Mountain. The trail isn't much longer and the Dog Mountain Suicide Bluff loop shouldn't take more than 2.5 hrs. The trail comes out on Mount Seymour about 1km above the start of the Dog Mountain trail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 28, 2010 12:57:41 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            S. Willett from Port Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiked to Dog Mountain today and it was a fairly easy hike minus the over abundance of flies. We were there at 9am and the flies were crazy. On the way back (10am) they seemed to have become less frequent. Other than that the view is fantastic and it's a good hike if you arent looking to do something too hard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 11, 2010 05:53:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carla from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Did this hike yesterday. Temp on top was about 10 degrees lower than in the city so you want to make sure you dress accordingly. Still quite a bit of snow, in some parts there was about a foot of snow but its packed so you don't sink into it too much. Walking over the snow makes for some good falls as its pretty slippery. 85% of the trail was mud and at certain points its hard to avoid it. View at the end is definately like a mini chief, just don't know if going through all the mud is worth it though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 2, 2010 12:12:06 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Christina from Port Moody writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The trail is really nice and the view totally worth the walk! But still today, there was lots of snow and the walk was quite difficult. A lot of slippery roots and rocks and on top the snow, which was melting and slippery too, was quite an adventure sometimes. We also would say, the trail is definitely not easy, especially when there is still snow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 5, 2010 09:43:16 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brian from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hiked this one yesterday with a friend was totally caught off guard by all the snow but still continued on to the peak. Was quiet the adventure with still about 6ft of snow in areas. It even snowed while we were hiking on this 20th day of May 2010. Will be doing this one again in about a month. trail though is well marked and easy to follow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 21, 2010 01:10:17 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jenn Goodlad from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have snowshoed this trail many times over the past few years, usually many times each season. Sometimes in the daylight, sometimes by headlamp. I think this is a wonderful trek with an amazing view over the lower mainland. What a reward! I would rate this trail as easy to medium. You can do the loop in an hour round-trip if you are in good shape and can book it. You can easily do it in two hours round-trip if you take your time. I wouldn't recommend doing this trip at night if you don't know it very well by day. However, if you do know it very well by day, it is a TON of fun at night by headlamp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Needlesss to say, I need to do this trail in the summer to see what it all looks like without the snow!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy trails!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: December 30, 2009 08:06:25 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B from North Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very easy as in you don't have to be in great shape to do this hike, but you have to have good footing. There is tons of tripping hazards and it was very slippery (october 09)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 3, 2009 04:21:28 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nicole from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We did this trail on a sunny day in September 2009. We took the back trail by Suicide bluffs to return to the parking lot. This trail definitely has more ups and downs than the trail that passes First Lake. Several of the 'peaks' offer great views of the city and the trail also has great views to Grouse, The Needles and Lynn River. When the trail merged with the main Seymour trail - that returns to the parking lot - we noticed that this back trail to Dog mountain had rocks in front of it as if it were closed.I agree with previous comments that this trail is root-y and slippery and not 'easy'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: September 23, 2009 10:26:37 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chris from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dog Mountain is definitely NOT easy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are experienced hikers, but because my son is 5 years old, my wife is 5 months pregnant, and I have an injured knee, my family decided it would be a great Labor Day weekend hike based on the "easy" designation and the description. However, I would not call it "easy," and I had to hold my son's hand for many parts of the trail and had to assist my wife at times. I regret not reading the comments before we headed out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It was raining, and after going about 20 minutes into the trail, we decided to turn back because of the very slippery roots and rocks and the uneven terrain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That said, I would like to do this trail again when it was not so rainy, and now that we know what to expect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 6, 2009 03:40:07 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert Werner from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I took 11 people up this trail today. It was a good hike and the view from the top was most enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But several of my friends rightfully complained that much of the trail was not "easy". It involved walking over slippery roots and rocks and some people slipped & fell on occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I do think you should consider changing the hike to "Medium" difficulty or at least noting the obstacles along the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 23, 2009 10:30:02 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Annie Boudreau from New Brunswick writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              very nice trail to hike! amazing view on top of the mountain!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 20, 2009 09:45:26 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Malcolm from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 14 - The trail does still have some snow, but it should keep you from hiking it. It's usually pretty clear where to go, and how to get around the patches. Lovely view at the end, and lots of great break-out sections in the forest. Well worth the trip!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 14, 2009 09:01:50 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jeffrey Ai from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tried the trail on June 7, 2009. The trail is still almost covered by snow. It's very hard to find the trail head. We did see some snow holes, so we feel unsafe to continue and abort it after about 200m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 9, 2009 10:50:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jeff from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, this is a short, but beautiful hike. To add interest, instead of returning the same way, continue on the trail that loops around the back alongside Suicide Bluffs. It is a bit longer, but at the end, merges again with the main Mount Seymour Trail. From here, it's not a long walk out to the parking lot. This trail provides beautiful panaramas of the mountains in behind as the trail, for the most part, follows along the bluffs. It's a good, well-worn trail, but there are a few areas that have ropes to help get you up and over the exposed root inclines. (my dog had no problem). Enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: May 3, 2009 12:49:12 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shasta Rees from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a great trail to do if you're looking for a short hike. You can go up in the morning and hang out for a while at the peak and enjoy the view and still be back in time for lunch and have the whole day ahead of you! Nice easy trail, great snowshoeing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: January 17, 2009 03:06:21 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Elisa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of my favourite trails to snowshoe in the winter in Vancouver. We went snowshoeing along the Dog Mt. trail after last weekend's first dump of snow and it was beautiful, with all the snow still clinging to the trees. Looking forward to trying a few more trails this winter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: December 24, 2008 01:42:15 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rob from Vancouver BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great trail! Not too long so take your time and enjoy the view from the top. As mentioned above it too was quite muddy but for me it hadn't rained in at least 5 days so keep this in mind if you prefer more stable terrain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 28, 2008 09:37:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jordan McDonald from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice easy trail with a spectacular view of the city. We did this hike after a few days of rain, so the trail was really muddy and the tree roots slippery. But really easy trail to follow and a great hike for those getting a late start on the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 9, 2008 06:15:27 PM PST


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