- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1.5 hours
- Round-Trip 5.1km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 40 minutes
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly Yes
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has many trails that offer a variety in choosing shorter hikes to longer day hikes. Lynn Loop is a short trail that takes you up through the forest before looping back along the rushing water of Lynn Creek.
From the parking lot, walk past the yellow gate towards Lynn Creek and over the bridge. Take in the rushing water below with Mount Fromme towering in the backdrop before continuing towards the signboard. Check the map of the park area and familiarize yourself with where you are and where the Lynn Loop Trail is.
Head to the right along the service road until you reach a sign on your left marking the Lynn Loop Trail. Turn left and continue past the sign as you make your way up the steep hill. After walking uphill for about 10 minutes, the trail levels out and wanders through a forest filled with Cedar and Hemlock trees.
On this trail you will pass a sign for a lookout. This section goes uphill for 10 minutes to a small view, from the top of a big rock, of Vancouver Island and some of the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Go back down to go return to the Lynn Loop Trail.
Continue along the trail as it meanders through the forest, past mossy stumps and beautiful trees. After 2km, you will reach a fork in the trail known as the Second Debris Chute. At this point, if you wish to extend your hike by an additional 4.5km, continue right along the trail to the Third Debris Chute. Otherwise, head left down the hill towards the rushing water sound of Lynn Creek. The result of big windstorms can be seen along the way as evidenced by big piles of logs that have snapped and fell down.
The trail meets up with the service road that follows Lynn Creek. Follow the gravel road for 1.7km catching occasional glimpses of Lynn Creek as you make your way back towards the signboard. If you signed in, make sure to sign out before walking back to the parking lot across the bridge.