- Difficulty Easy
- Time 5 hours
- Round-Trip 12km
- Elevation Gain 115 meters
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 40 minutes
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly No
The Fisherman's Trail follows the Seymour River in the lush forests of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve to the Mid Valley Viewpoint. The trail is a fairly long walk that offers many views along the route before reaching the Mid Valley Viewpoint with picnic tables to stop for lunch at. The Fisherman's Trail is a shared trail with hikers and mountain bikers but the majority of the route is fairly wide, making it easy for bikes to pass.
From the parking lot area, walk to the east side and look for a trail that heads into the forest. Follow it and almost immediately, a trail to the left marked with a sign for the Homestead Trail heads steeply downhill. Follow the Homestead Trail as you quickly descend into the lush forest of the Seymour River area. The end of the Homestead Trail joins with the Fisherman's Trail along the Seymour River.
At the Fisherman's Trail, go left and pass the wooden gates as you begin your long walk up river. The first section doesn't offer much of a view of the river but continue along as the trail passes by moss covered trees and fallen logs providing plenty of fresh forest air to breath in.
Eventually the Fisherman's Trail follows alongside the Seymour River, offering views of the river and some of the mountain ranges to the east. The route continues for quite a distance, passing over the occasional bridge, through a couple of narrow sections where mud slides have damaged the trail all the while seeing very few people along the route.
The trail climbs up a hill, passing a sign with directions and distances before reaching a paved road. Cross the paved road and hike up the steep gravel trail on the other side. As you round a corner, walk up over the grass to the Mid Valley Viewpoint, where there is a covered area and several picnic tables. This is a beautiful spot to stop for lunch and enjoy the surrounding scenery.
After you have enjoyed the view at the Mid Valley Viewpoint, walk back down the trail that you arrived and rejoin the Fisherman's Trail across the road at the bottom, beginning the 6km walk back to the parking lot. Go right onto the Homestead Trail and hike up the steep hill, returning to the parking lot.