3.76 out of 5 - 59 reviews

View Lynn Peak Description | Add Comment

pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


    Posted: June 16, 2024 06:30:05 PM PST

    pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


      Posted: June 16, 2024 06:30:05 PM PST

      pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


        Posted: June 16, 2024 06:30:04 PM PST

        pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


          Posted: June 16, 2024 06:30:04 PM PST

          pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


            Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:56 PM PST

            pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


              Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:52 PM PST

              pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:46 PM PST

                pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                  Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:41 PM PST

                  pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                    Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:11 PM PST

                    pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                      Posted: June 16, 2024 06:29:04 PM PST

                      pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                        Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:29 PM PST

                        pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                          Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:21 PM PST

                          pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                            Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:14 PM PST

                            pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                              Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:06 PM PST

                              pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                                Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:06 PM PST

                                pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                                  Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:06 PM PST

                                  pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                                    Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:05 PM PST

                                    pHqghUme from San Francisco writes:


                                      Posted: June 16, 2024 06:28:05 PM PST

                                      Eva from Vancouver writes:

                                      Aug 2023: Very rocky up and down. Lots of loose rocks and stones - recommend poles and shoes with ankle support and toe protection. No view until the viewpoint but then it is quite spectacular. If it’s a hot day, the trail is shady in the mornings as it’s mostly up the west side of the mountain.

                                      Parking at Lynn Headwaters lot is $2.50 an hour. It took us 3hrs to do the 14 km from the headwaters parking lot to the lookout and back. There is free parking further down the road.

                                      I hope that the trail gets good investment to add in wooden stair sections to make the loose rocks less treacherous.

                                      • Lynn Peak photo
                                      • Lynn Peak photo

                                        Posted: August 14, 2023 04:41:25 PM PST

                                        Roger B from Vancouver writes:

                                        Did Lynn Peak May 22, 2023
                                        Trail in good condition, well marked and clear of snow. Dry too. Rocks, roots, and earth most of the way up.
                                        Only about two dozen others encountered on the trail. Had the lookout to myself for a while.
                                        The path from the lookout to actual Lynn Peak is not as well marked. Watch for ribbons, and the final approach to the summit is half hidden by a massive uprooted tree.
                                        Also, does anyone know where the trial that descends to the north from the actual peak leads?

                                          Posted: May 22, 2023 08:43:08 PM PST

                                          Ryan Churchill from Burnaby writes:

                                          lost my lifestraw water bottle and my MEC ice axe between lynn peak and hydraulic creak turnoff. if anyone sees them call me 6044049923

                                            Posted: May 21, 2022 08:36:22 PM PST

                                            Sergio Botter from north vancover writes:

                                            Tough trail.
                                            Watch details here https://youtu.be/ootGvIas6R8

                                              Posted: January 19, 2022 03:33:55 PM PST

                                              Rob C from vancouver writes:

                                              Right up there with norvan falls as one of the worst hikes in the lower mainland. 1hr 45 with a 50lb pack, from the info sign at the very last parking lot return.

                                              Zero views on the way up, and a ultra crap view when you get to the top. Highly not recommended. On top of that DNV has now implemented PAY parking for a FREE park this year.


                                                Posted: August 1, 2021 02:31:58 PM PST

                                                Kevin from Vancouver writes:

                                                This hike is treacherous. I did it with my uncle on May 25th and it took us 5 1/2 hours moving at a good pace. You would have to be running to do it in 4 hours. I believe people might be stopping at the view point or the south peak if they are doing it in 4 hours. After the last view point before south peak there is patches of snow and the trail becomes narrow and poorly marked. Be careful moving forward, as it is easy to loose the trail. At both south Lynn peak and Lynn peak there are cairns to mark the summit.

                                                Be prepared for this hike if you are going to attempt to summit Lynn peak. I would recommend bringing something to eat and plenty of water.

                                                • Lynn Peak photo
                                                • Lynn Peak photo

                                                  Posted: May 25, 2021 12:54:32 PM PST

                                                  Sarah from Vancouver writes:

                                                  We did this hike on May 8, 2021. No snow except for a few patches at the lookout. The lookout is great (we had cloudy weather but good spot to sit and eat lunch) It's a pretty good workout - lots of big loose rocks and roots so wear shoes that are sturdy. Hiking poles were invaluable for the trip down. If you are taking a dog, there is no water sources past the last junction so bring extra. It took us ~4 hours return. There was an "aggressive bear" in the area we learned on the way back so make noise!

                                                    Posted: May 9, 2021 11:54:57 AM PST

                                                    Vincent from North Vancouver writes:

                                                    Nice hikking into the woods with 650m of elevation gain; You start at 300m and arrive at 950. Needs good hikking shoes. The view is really nice with good weather. You can see 'rice lake' where you come from. go / back need 3 hours for good hiker. You can also start from suspension bridge, so will take 1.5h more.

                                                      Posted: April 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM PST

                                                      Michael from Surrey writes:

                                                      Did this March 31, 2019. No snow at the peak, save for a couple patches of sparse snow for the last 5 minutes to it, which you can walk on in runners. View at the top isn't really amazing - you can only see directly south of you, so Burnaby Metro town and Surrey. Great hike to do in the early season to warm up the legs with no major snow pack to contend with. Did this hike finally for the credit, only. There was a temperature inversion up top - cooler below but warmer up higher. About 1600 calories burned round trip. Top it off with a glass of wine at home in the evening.

                                                        Posted: March 31, 2019 04:46:26 PM PST

                                                        Den from Surrey writes:

                                                        Did this hike on March 29th 2019.

                                                        Trail is pretty much clear until the last 10 minutes (if that). Trail is super clear. Nice view on the top. Decent short hike with a view at the top. Barely anyone on the trail.

                                                        • Lynn Peak photo
                                                        • Lynn Peak photo

                                                          Posted: March 29, 2019 06:40:10 PM PST

                                                          crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                          Hiked on 03.03.2019. This is a very good trail for workouts. It is much less crowded than the Grouse Grind or BCMC trail. The trail is ice packed at the moment, so microspikes and hiking shoes are highly recommended. Took me 1hr 45 mins to reach the lookout (i am an average hiker), and 1 hr 20 mins to get down (needed to slow down to avoid slipping and injuring myself).

                                                          • Lynn Peak photo
                                                          • Lynn Peak photo

                                                            Posted: March 4, 2019 02:04:15 PM PST

                                                            Allison from Vancouver writes:

                                                            Did the trail today. Expect snow maybe on the last 30/40mns of the trail. It's quite slippery so winter hiking boots and crampons would be a good idea. Yack tracks crampons were enough for the packed snow in the afternoon, it might be different in the morning after fresh snow. There is also a lot of water coming down the trail on the way up so I can't imagine doing this in runners.

                                                            The first part of the trail wasn't super nice, steep and really rocky. It levels out to more soil and roots after the first view, which was much nicer.

                                                              Posted: January 26, 2019 11:00:55 PM PST

                                                              Emma Baldwin from Vancouver writes:

                                                              Absolutely beautiful day today. Started up to the peak at around 8:00 am this morning (Aug 27th) and only saw one person on the way there. Clear skies, all the smoke that's left is in the interior now. The view south is completely open.

                                                              It took me about 1.40 hours to get up and an hour to get down. Some of the comments mention this being like the Grind, but there are some really lovely flat spots as you get closer to the top, (not by any stretch a constant climb up) as well as a number of smaller views to enjoy along the way.

                                                              • Lynn Peak photo
                                                              • Lynn Peak photo
                                                              • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                Posted: August 27, 2018 09:33:25 PM PST

                                                                Moshe from Vancouver writes:

                                                                The most challenging part of this hike is that there are almost no level stretches of the path. It's almost always an incline, even though it's not a very steep one. It's definitely a good workout.

                                                                  Posted: August 7, 2018 11:42:59 AM PST

                                                                  James from Burnaby writes:

                                                                  This trail is a great workout, offers everything the grouse grind offers except it's free and there's no huge crowds. I finished it in about 2 hours starting at the trailhead with 10 mins at the top for a snack. Trail is well marked. Only reason I docked a star is that coming down the loose rocks can very very easily cause a sprained ankle..be careful!

                                                                    Posted: July 13, 2018 10:09:21 PM PST

                                                                    A from Toronto writes:

                                                                    I did this hike this morning (2 June) and it was fun, but challenging. Don't underestimate it! From the Lynn Loop junction, it took me a bit over 2 hours to get to the peak and back down going at somewhat quick pace. Most of the trail is covered in loose rocks, so wear sturdy shoes.

                                                                    Bring lots of water (I had a 1.5L pack and finished it just as I got back to the Lynn Loop junction) and bug spray. I couldn't stay at the top for very long because there were a tonne of flies.

                                                                      Posted: June 2, 2018 05:52:01 PM PST

                                                                      Keisha from Vancouver writes:

                                                                      Hiked on May 27. No snow remaining, very small muddy patch near the end. Lots of loose rocks near the beginning of the ascent which makes the hike a bit arduous, but it definitely worth the view at the top!

                                                                        Posted: May 29, 2018 10:42:34 AM PST

                                                                        Lion Tamer from Vancouver writes:

                                                                        This hike is solid uphill trek through the beautiful north shore forest up to the Lynn peak, which includes a sizable clearing with views of Vancouver.

                                                                        In terms of most features of the hike, this one is solidly average. The view isn't as good as Dog Mountain or St Mark's Summit (but it is still worth the effort!), and the trail is mostly loose rocks that make for a more challenging time on the knees and ankles. It also starts in the too-popular Lynn Valley headwaters park, meaning that parking is a problem as early as 9:30 on the weekends.

                                                                        Never had a problem with insects like some others have noted, a bit of cheap bug spray before the hike and I was fine. There was also very little mud at the top, but boots shouldn't be necessary.

                                                                        The long and the short of it is: if you've done most of the north shore, this is good to explore. If you are new to the area, try some of the others first.

                                                                          Posted: May 27, 2018 03:47:55 PM PST

                                                                          Diana from Burnaby writes:

                                                                          Did hike on May 19,2018 with some friends.
                                                                          It's definitely a great one for working out. Some loose rocks in beginning and middle section, going down was definitely slippery at times.

                                                                          When we got to the viewpoint there were so many bugs, be warned! We ended up eating lunch in the covered area, a bit behind the clearing/viewpoint in order to avoid eating bugs together with our lunch...

                                                                          Overall enjoyed the hike :)

                                                                            Posted: May 20, 2018 03:16:14 PM PST

                                                                            Aditya Chinchure from Vancouver writes:

                                                                            Hiked on May 12. Hike was fun, given it was a sunny day. There is no major snow remaining but there are some soft/muddy patches.

                                                                            The hike was easier than anticipated, and the view was quite nice. The most annoying part was the loose rocks while coming down.

                                                                              Posted: May 12, 2018 11:11:18 PM PST

                                                                              Ron from Vancouver writes:

                                                                              My favorite workout hike! A great cardio blast and a challenging hike up (and down), on a relatively peaceful and low traffic trail. As of April 24, 2018, the trail is snow free right up until 200 meters from the peak (and even then it is very easy going with hiking shoes).

                                                                              • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                              • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                              • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                Posted: April 24, 2018 06:35:44 PM PST

                                                                                Mel from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                April 21. From first and furthest overflow parking lot to top and back to car in exactly 3 hours. Very rocky (dry river bed). Going up is ok, it’s like an easier and longer Grouse Grind. Coming down sucks as you have to really watch your step as to not fall on the lose rocks. The view up top is pretty, nothing special though in my opinion so wasn’t worth the climb for me. Usually don’t hike around Vancouver because too many people but not a lot of people were on this one so that was nice. Lots of snow up top still but had no problem in my hiking boots.

                                                                                • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                  Posted: April 21, 2018 05:05:05 PM PST

                                                                                  Teng Pasion from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                  We did this on March 25 2018. The hike is intermediate but the snow was thick (about 2 feet) that made our way back more difficult. We started encountering snow half way through the lynn peak trail.

                                                                                  • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                    Posted: March 26, 2018 12:02:29 PM PST

                                                                                    William from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                    March 12, 2018, lower level is clear, half way up snow started, last 200 meters completely covered by snow, hard packed but slippery. Should have micro spikes or crampons.

                                                                                      Posted: March 14, 2018 10:53:41 AM PST

                                                                                      Tim from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                      No snow or bugs today. Good workout. Moderate traffic; good for a solo hike.

                                                                                      "Look out for the ravens!" a couple told me, near the top. "Don't leave anything unattended!"

                                                                                      I didn't see any ravens.

                                                                                        Posted: October 29, 2017 05:21:32 PM PST

                                                                                        Olivia B from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                        Pretty dry still up there and no bugs. Steep rocky hike, be careful of slippery roots, especially coming down. Dog friendly hike and the view is worth it!

                                                                                        • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                        • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                          Posted: October 15, 2017 03:17:42 PM PST

                                                                                          Lauren from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                          A great trail that actually requires you to 'hike.' Be warned that it will be a tough hike to the top for those who have no level of physical fitness. I hiked to the peak this past weekend on August 19, and the trail was not busy and had no bugs on the trail or on the peak. Trekking poles are not required, just careful footing on the way down!

                                                                                          A quick note for those bringing their pups along: There are no bodies of water (large or small) for the entire trek so be sure to pack lots of water for your dog. Once at the bottom, take them for a swim in one of the pools at Lynn Canyon park :)

                                                                                            Posted: August 21, 2017 01:55:31 PM PST

                                                                                            Simon from Sudbury writes:

                                                                                            It's nice how accessible this hike is from Vancouver. The views from the top are really nice.

                                                                                            Coming back down was a bit difficult as it is all downhill with lots of loose rocks.

                                                                                              Posted: July 16, 2017 08:28:23 PM PST

                                                                                              Eric from Richmond writes:

                                                                                              This is an excellent hike. No mud, no snow, and a well marked trail with little chance of going off course.
                                                                                              Minimal bugs going up, and then a lot at the peak but it was 6pm. For comparison, the Grind is rated difficult at 2.9km ascending 853 ft. This hike is rated intermediate at 3.2km ascending 720 ft. Makes sense on paper but this trail is very tricky going down and you do need trekking poles. You also need to "hike" to get to the hike so our total round trip from the closest parking was 12.4 km vs 3km for the Grind. Definitely need to be fit for this one. The view from the peak is OK but not as impressive as the other higher mountains.

                                                                                              • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                                Posted: July 10, 2017 09:58:29 PM PST

                                                                                                Diego A Grimaldi from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                Did this on July 3rd, clear path, well marked, a bit challenging but nothing crazy.
                                                                                                Parking lot next to the actual entrance (Lynn Headwaters Park) is currently closed so add about 1-2 kms from the actual street access to get to the trailhead, but it doesn't add much time to the hike.
                                                                                                Took us just over an hour each way.
                                                                                                Gorgeous view from top!

                                                                                                • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                                • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                                • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                                  Posted: July 5, 2017 01:15:20 PM PST

                                                                                                  Tracy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                  Hiked on June 30, trail's pretty much dry, just a few patches that are still a bit muddy but easy to get around with logs in place. No bugs. Coralroot orchids were in full bloom.

                                                                                                    Posted: July 4, 2017 07:04:22 PM PST

                                                                                                    Bengul from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                    My friend and I hiked last Wednesday on May 31, 2017. Trail was free of snow... The weather was cloudy. The weather was overcast. We had a partial view of Burrard Inlet at the view point.

                                                                                                      Posted: June 2, 2017 11:28:12 AM PST

                                                                                                      Ron from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                      Completed the hike on May 21, 2017. There was still a bit of snow at the top, but melting fast. The trail was dry and the bugs were out at the top.

                                                                                                      This is a great workout hike and a very nice alternative to the grind. I prefer this to the grind as I get to hike up and down, without the crowds of city hikers on the trail. Takes about 2 1/2 hours return at a quick pace. Lots of trail markers so easy to follow. Bring lots of water. The hike is mostly in the shade which is great for a hot, sunny day.

                                                                                                      Here is a short video of the hike: https://youtu.be/xkciPdZQoAc

                                                                                                        Posted: May 28, 2017 09:16:51 PM PST

                                                                                                        SebLev from Toronto writes:

                                                                                                        I completed this hike in late February and took me around 3 hours to complete (2 hrs up/ 1hr down). During this time of year you can't park in the park area and need to park on the city streets. Getting to the trail was fairly easy and well marked.

                                                                                                        The trail was really nice and offered some challenges. It has a pattern of steep climbs followed by some flat parts. This made it easy to keep a nice pace since you can "rest" after the steeper sections. The trail at the beginning is quite rocky with small loose rocks everywhere. You could easily roll your ankle if you are not careful. Once you are 1/4 of the way up, the loose rocks disappear and makes it easier to climb. Since I went during winter, there was snow at about the 3/4 mark and it started getting packed and slippery due to the high foot traffic. I would suggest having crampons or hiking poles to make your life easier.

                                                                                                        At the top you get a beautiful view and would love to return for a sunset/sunrise. All in all, the hike made for a nice afternoon trip and even made some friends at the summit. I would definitely recommend this trail.

                                                                                                        • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                                        • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                                          Posted: February 26, 2017 07:52:58 PM PST

                                                                                                          Sam from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                          Had a fantastic day out, with views of Baker, Olympia and the island. Trail was snowy at the top, but hard packed. I had poles but kept my snowshoes in my bag. Would recommend micro spikes for the first half of the trail, very icy and slippy, ended up on my butt lots of times on the way down, until I perfected my sliding technique!

                                                                                                          • Lynn Peak photo
                                                                                                          • Lynn Peak photo

                                                                                                            Posted: January 11, 2017 04:11:49 PM PST

                                                                                                            Macy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                            Just did this hike in mid-december. My crampons were VERY helpful on this trail. Gate closes at 5 PM, so make sure your car is out of the parking lot by then.

                                                                                                              Posted: December 19, 2016 09:28:35 PM PST

                                                                                                              Julia from North Van writes:

                                                                                                              Great hike but website doesn't say anything about dogs needing to be on leash and during the hike it says they do.

                                                                                                                Posted: September 3, 2016 07:31:32 PM PST

                                                                                                                angelo from gibsons bc writes:

                                                                                                                Hiked the trail on sunny July 21 2016 (yesterday). From our car at closest parking lot to the trailhead, the distance is 5.4 km to the Lynn peak viewpoint. The trail is steep, strenuous and well marked. However, it is a steady climb with long stretches of exposed roots and loose rubble and boulders along the way. The trail is a solid, heart pounding climb up to the viewpoint but is a miserable, knee-aching mess to climb down, especially if wet. You will not enjoy this trail if you are unfit or have knee.hip problems

                                                                                                                  Posted: July 22, 2016 03:05:29 PM PST

                                                                                                                  Dan from Van writes:

                                                                                                                  Hiked May 8th 2016, full sunny conditions, no snow in sight, mild amounts of bugs.
                                                                                                                  Hike is punishing on the way up, tricky on the way down. If you are very comfortable hiking the early section of the Stawamus Chief / the Grouse Grind, you'll probably be fit enough to get up to the peak. (No stairs though)
                                                                                                                  The trail mostly consists of fairly large rocks of varying degrees of attachment to the ground. Great view from the top, but nowhere else on the trail to really speak of.

                                                                                                                  Pros: proximity to city, ample parking, view of Vancouver/Burnbaby, close to 30ft pool for a cooldown swim

                                                                                                                  Cons: solid uphill, loose rocks, no views till top

                                                                                                                    Posted: May 8, 2016 04:56:31 AM PST

                                                                                                                    Bob from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                    Great little workout hike. I went on a Tuesday and saw a handful of people. Trail is well-marked and easy to follow.

                                                                                                                    More info and photos in my blog here...

                                                                                                                      Posted: October 29, 2015 09:46:11 AM PST

                                                                                                                      Helen from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                      This is a great trail for new hikers. It's not too busy (although we started at 9:00am), and very well kept. The view is great, but doesn't give you that feeling of "awe" as other hikes do since it over looks the city. However it is still worth the hike up!

                                                                                                                      We saw several solo hikers while going up and down; there's little chance you would get lost.

                                                                                                                      Only thing I would recommend is that you go fairly early since the parking lot was a bit crazy by the time we had returned.

                                                                                                                        Posted: September 5, 2015 10:29:44 PM PST

                                                                                                                        K from California writes:

                                                                                                                        Hiked this early July during drought conditions. Not my kind of trail so did not enjoy much: mostly loose rocks and twisted roots, so pretty slow going up steep incline and then back down. The view was the saving grace, but still wouldn't do it again, especially since we hear there are much better trails nearby (recommendations-intermediate-difficult, not super crowded?)

                                                                                                                        Recommend bug spray at least in summer and caution when recent rains. Good hiking boots or comfortable in unstable tricky footing and maybe even hiking poles might help. Looking for better trails where don't have to stare at the ground non stop.

                                                                                                                          Posted: July 9, 2015 08:11:16 AM PST

                                                                                                                          V from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                          I went with my two friends, we're all fairly new to hiking. This was a difficult hike for us because it is basically 2 hours straight uphill with a fair amount of loose rocks. Our calves are killing us now. We took transit, you start out by doing the Varley to the Lynn Park entrance, this is just a nice little walk. The view from the peak is pretty cool, lots of bugs up there, though.

                                                                                                                            Posted: June 2, 2015 08:13:00 PM PST

                                                                                                                            Vanessa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                            Good little hike! We made it in 3.5 hours at a steady pace. The trail is really well-marked. A few tricky parts on the way down with the rocks. Even my tiny pug made the trek! Would do it again.

                                                                                                                              Posted: May 17, 2015 04:31:36 PM PST

                                                                                                                              rob chan from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                              Not incredibly difficult. Definitley not a 4 hour hike. More like 2.5 going at a moderate pace.

                                                                                                                              Zero snow or any such thing at the top last weekend.

                                                                                                                              View was ok but not amazing.

                                                                                                                                Posted: May 16, 2015 11:26:26 PM PST

                                                                                                                                Fran from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                Did it on April 26, 2015. Still snow on the upper third, didn't wear cramp ons, and it wasn't too bad. Very cold and wet, but still worth it for an amazing view at the top. More difficult than I anticipated, but super enjoyable! Be ready for some loose rocks and scrambling.

                                                                                                                                  Posted: April 27, 2015 10:40:37 PM PST

                                                                                                                                  sr from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                  I hiked this trail today( Dec 28 ) after fresh snowfall on the upper third of the trail.I am a 50 year old male in decent shape and I did this hike in 2 1/2 hours round trip without any difficulty ( 80 min up an 55 min down with a break at the top to have a snack and chat with some other hikers ). There was not much of a view today due to the clouds. I found the hike up to be more enjoyable than Grouse Grind because there were only a few people on the trail unlike the Grind which is often packed. However the hike down was not that much fun due to sections with lots of loose medium sized rocks. You have to watch your step on the decent or you can easily twist your ankle on a loose rock or tree root. This trail provides a good alternative to the Grind which is closed for the winter but I probably won't be in a hurry to do it again anytime soon. There are better hikes on the North Shore.

                                                                                                                                    Posted: December 28, 2014 11:56:12 PM PST

                                                                                                                                    Jackson from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                    I have done this hike multiple times and there is nothing to it. I can moesey up this bad boy in less than 1 and a bit hours. Views are average at best in terms of Vancouver mountains doe. Nevertheless, I would recommend this trial for people trying to take their main squeeze out for a rip.

                                                                                                                                    Better hikes to do in North Van if you want to get juicy.
                                                                                                                                    Great for beginners.

                                                                                                                                      Posted: October 12, 2014 07:23:39 PM PST

                                                                                                                                      SPJ from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                      Reply to CX: Interesting to know. What then ranks as a good "interest hike." I honestly don't know. I'm a Vancouver kid new to this wonderful pastime.

                                                                                                                                        Posted: August 8, 2014 10:36:35 AM PST

                                                                                                                                        CX from Port Moody writes:

                                                                                                                                        Ranked at a solid 4 Hours for a return trip, you'll be wondering; Where are the dead bodies?

                                                                                                                                        The sheer monotony of the terrain makes for excellent disposal of dead bodies, should you wish to pursue that interest.

                                                                                                                                        This is a one-time endeavor for most. There are far better 4-Hour Trails in Vancouver which is worth the time and effort. This is simply not an interest trail.

                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 3, 2014 12:32:39 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          rafael from north vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                          just did it yesterday and the weather was perfect. the trail is snow free all the way up and not wet as well. there's some bugs at the peak....

                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 23, 2014 03:43:16 PM PST

                                                                                                                                            Aoife from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                            Hi! Has anyone done the trail this month (June)? I am interested in doing it but unsure what the conditions currently are. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 19, 2014 02:59:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                              Viking from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                              Did it today (26 April) and there was some snow left around the top, but none on the trails.

                                                                                                                                                Posted: April 26, 2014 07:24:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                Peak_Dude from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                Hey Marisa,

                                                                                                                                                See "Trail Conditions" on the Metro Van website.


                                                                                                                                                  Posted: March 31, 2014 12:30:49 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                  Brittany from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                  Has anyone hiked this recently? Is there still snow at the top?

                                                                                                                                                    Posted: March 27, 2014 12:42:45 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                    Heather from Las Vegas, NV. writes:

                                                                                                                                                    I had read all the reviews before taking the hike. It was as described - very challenging on the way up and pretty tricky (almost dangerous) on the way down. I'm older but am a fairly experienced hiker, albeit kinda out of shape. I did want a workout on the way up and got it but the way down was slow because of the loose rocks and steep grade. If its easier than the Grouse Grind then I don't think I'll be doing that one. I did like that it wasn't crowded as I prefer it that way when I'm hiking. I saw maybe four people total until I got close to the bottom. It was kinda like being on a stair master for two hours, which I can get at a gym. I didnt mind the way up however as much as the way down.

                                                                                                                                                      Posted: September 13, 2013 06:46:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                      Jkong from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                      All the elements of a great hike within a shorter 4 hour duration. I liked that it was not too crowded, had a variety of terrain, an amazing view, and little to no bugs. It was also quite easy to find things.
                                                                                                                                                      Highly recommended for locals and visitors!!

                                                                                                                                                        Posted: September 2, 2013 12:25:46 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                        Jana from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                                                        Great hike! Highly recommend this one. Did it Sunday, July 28.

                                                                                                                                                        If you don't want just walk in a park, if hike actually means to you climbing a little, enjoying just pure nature and not man-made steps and if you don't need to hike in crowds of people, this is a great spot.

                                                                                                                                                        Comparing to Grouse Grind I found this one easier (as steep sections alternates with easy flat sections) and much more pleasant. I reached the top at noon and met about 10 people on my way up, which was nice... The view at the top was beautiful and even if I had no bug spray, I was not bothered by any bugs.

                                                                                                                                                        However, the way down can be challenging due to the rocky parts. You need to watch your steps.

                                                                                                                                                        Way up 1.5 hours, way down about an hour.

                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 29, 2013 09:23:57 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                          Dung from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                          Did it on July 7, 2013. A true backcountry hike. Very uphill with lots of rocks, bushes and tree branches along the way. However, the trail is clear with snow so no challenging obstacles. Just have to be persistence. The trail mark is clear and easy to follow. The view on top is very rewarding. Recommend to do it.

                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 15, 2013 09:24:32 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                            hoppergolightly from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                            Hiked this on June 8/13. This is one of my least favourite trails. Steady uphill climb, but there are long stretches of rocky areas that I hate climbing up and hate going down even more. It's very difficult to run down on these sections. We were rewarded for our effort at the top with a huge swarm of bugs. Forgot the bug spray. Very unpleasant. Total travel time from the parking lot and back was 3.5 hours at a medium pace.

                                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 9, 2013 12:28:53 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                              Rob from Poland writes:

                                                                                                                                                              Hiked the Lynn Peak yesterday.
                                                                                                                                                              Can't recomment it unless you are into workout. No views except the one on the top. Lots of loose rocks so you can twist your ankles.

                                                                                                                                                              The are better trails on North Shore.

                                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 11, 2013 10:22:36 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                DW from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                May 6th, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                Still some very small amounts of snow further up, though can make it through no problem and shouldn't last long with this warm sunny weather.

                                                                                                                                                                Black bear spotted in area of trail junction with Lynn Loop headed to Rice Lake. Grouse drumming heard on the climb up. Beautiful day!

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: May 6, 2013 10:56:56 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                  David Guy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                  Can you hike this trail in November? I really want to hike it this weekend?

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: November 6, 2012 10:05:48 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                    David from UK writes:

                                                                                                                                                                    Heard alot about the Grouse Grind, but for my 1st hike in BC I kinda stumbled upon the Lynn Peak trail. Took about 3 hours up from the park entrance and 1 hour 30 back down in all. Only a few people were on the trail at the time and it was challenging in places but overall a great first experience. The view at the top was brilliant although a bit restricted (but worth it).

                                                                                                                                                                    Going back down was as tricky going up - loose rocks, feel on my arse twice even with proper footwear and dry conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: August 7, 2012 12:06:45 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                      Reah from Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                      Great intensity on the way up, but not worth it for the ankle twisting all the way down on the loose rock. No views.

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: August 6, 2012 11:14:54 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                        Katie from New Zealand writes:

                                                                                                                                                                        Hi, I'm staying in vancouver city for a few days and keen to d this walk (or run if you'd rather?!). If you're keen, email me - [email protected]. Cheers, Katie

                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 1, 2012 03:35:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                          shane from deep cove writes:

                                                                                                                                                                          hi i'm an 27 year oldirish guy livng in the deep cove area for the last few months, was wondering is there interested in hiking lynn Peak this coming Saturday the 28th of Julyif the weather is decent

                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 22, 2012 08:36:33 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                            tk from East Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                            Decent hike, with well marked trails. Much better than Grouse Grind, in all aspects. Trails are not as maintained, that is, there are no man made structures such as steps and rails, which makes it a more challenging climb. Watch your ankles and knees on the way back, it is very strenuous climb down. As of today, all trails are dry, and there is never more than 4-10 people on them at all times. Go in the morning (or before noon) so that you can enjoy the view. Bring an apple and plenty of water.

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 19, 2012 11:11:54 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                              David from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked to Lynn Peak today, a gorgeous day for it. I'm a relative novice, so the first third of the climb kicked my behind a bit. Pace yourself until you get to the first view of Seymour, as it's Grouse Grind-level steep over tougher terrain. After that the trail gets a bit less daunting. As others have said, coming back down is a bit rough on the feet, but with a good pair of shoes you should be in good shape. Overall it's a great alternative to Grouse with way less people on the trail. Nice view, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 13, 2012 11:56:27 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                Paul from Victoria writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked on June 2nd. Trail was in excellent condition w/some small amounts of water. Excellent hike, highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 4, 2012 08:22:57 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                  Payam from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Went last weekend and the only snow was at the very top. Trail is in good condition but keep your eyes open as a 30ft tree fell within 10 meters of us on the way up!

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 18, 2012 10:21:26 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                    Colleen from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Has anyone done the peak recently ? I am wondering the conditions, and if there is snow ??

                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: November 8, 2011 10:10:34 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                      Josh from Halifax writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked to the peak yesterday. Trail was in very wet condition, didn't make the climb any easier. View from the peak was... nothing! Cloud cover rolled in and it started to pour rain. On the plus side, there were no flies.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 23, 2011 08:14:30 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                        Rachel from Coq writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hiked it yesterday. Great workout and rewarding view from the top! A lot of loose rocks made the hike down a bit sketchy but it wasn't too bad. I'd definitely recommend spraying some OFF! along with the sunscreen because the flies up there can get pretty annoying.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 25, 2011 10:43:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sandy from East Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoyed the fabulous view from Lynn Peak today. Beautiful sunny day, clear trail (only the tiniest bit wet here and there) and about a dozen friendly people along the way. Took an hour and 15 minutes going up; a bit longer coming down - watch your ankles! Thank you to Tony and Bill from Coquitlam for the great company on the way back :)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sandy (from Nova Scotia,now living in Vancouver - great hiking!)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 16, 2011 06:47:06 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiker from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiked Lynn Peak today. It was fun, a good cardio workout. Its steep, not as steep as the Grouse Grind, but theres no stairs. If you've seen the view from Grouse, then its not that great because its only a portion of that view. BTW the summit is 10 minutes past the Lynn Peak sign, but there is no lookout there.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 15, 2011 10:33:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                              Kirk from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked Lynn Peak on July 17. No snow at the top, but muddy in areas due to recent rainfall. Trail's in pretty good condition and the hike was great. Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 18, 2011 04:03:28 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                adrian moon from tampa, fl writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey there, my 14 yr old daughter and I did this hike on june 23rd. Hadn't done any real research on this trail in advance so wasn't sure what to expect. As others mentioned it was a tough and challenging hike , and def tough on the joints on the way down. So if you're up for a buttkicker hike, go for it. But if you're looking for a big rewarding view at the top, go somewhere else. The view doesn't match the challenge on this one, trust me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 25, 2011 11:50:42 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marie from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I went up on June 16th for the first time. In terms of the degree of incline I would also agree it is like the Grouse grind, however I like this one much much more for several reasons, two being:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Grouse grind is like doing an outdoor stairmaster; this is definitely not the case for Lynn Peak. There are no stairs but lots of loose rocks at certain points so you have to be careful (the terrain at points are like you are going up a dried up stream path).

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. It isn't crowed- at least when I went I only encountered three other people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was partly cloudy when I went but I could still see a nice view from the top. There is still a bit of snow near the top and it is still fairly cold so I'd suggest to layer it up:) Enjoy the lovely hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 19, 2011 08:15:19 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                    amy from north vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have done the Lynn Loop many times, but was looking for more of a climb today and so decided on the spur of the moment to try the Lynn Peak climb. Next time I will come more prepared, as it certainly is a great workout climbing up, but requires excellent eyesight and hiking shoes to avoid slipping on the loose rocks when descending. Although I did not make it to the summit because of the snow pack, the view on even a cloudy day made all the sweat worth it! Would not want to do this hike on a very hot day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 17, 2011 09:41:16 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                      chipmunk from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I just hiked Lynn Peak for first time today ( June 5th, Sunday), and loved it! definitely felt like good work out, and view from the top was just amazing. Great place to eat lunch! I would do this again on clear sky day to enjoy the view from the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      So happy to find out from this forum that drumming sound near the top was grouse. Can't figure out which grouse that is though. Can someone tell me?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: June 5, 2011 09:38:57 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bandeets from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        @luc. Thx!! I had a feeling it was grouse mating call-flapping of the wings but what threw me off was the consistent repetitive beat! Now I know better! Thx again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 5, 2011 09:33:34 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Luc from Coq writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bandeets - It's a grouse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 2, 2011 04:50:50 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bandeets from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            We hiked this trail on May 30th and was disappointed to see nothing but thick fog at the summit. Took us 1hr 45mins to the top and the same coming down which takes us to 3.5 hr total roundtrip. Anyone out there who has done this hike hear a thumping repetitive sound around last quarter of the hike? Can't figure out what that sound is. The first time we thought it was a distress call but talked to another couple of hikers on the path and they also heard it before.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is a good workout but coming down really sucks--loose rocks and hard on my knees!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: May 31, 2011 09:45:30 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                              RS from Philadelphia writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just completed the Lynn Peak Hike May 30th and definietly got a satisfying work-out. The last 5% of the hike near the summit still had some icy snow thaw patches but I was fine with just sneakers and stomping my feet through some semi-dangerous spots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The steady trip back had nearly shaken and twisted my legs into a jelly-state but I was spared. I would compare this to Grouse, however I only encountered 2 people the entire way which is a definite bonus in my book. Anyway, just ensure that your legs are in better-than-average shape and you will be fine and should be ache free later on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 30, 2011 02:15:12 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Annie from Laval writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked it yesterday. The view was pretty. There was still snow at the top but nothing to stop us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The hike is more difficult than intermediate. The path is very rocky so makes it dangerous on the way back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: May 30, 2011 09:18:42 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wayne from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I went up here today, Weds May 4th and it was great. The weather was amazing as were the views. There is still snow for the last 20 mins or so of the hike so you definitely need decent hiking boots, (rocky terrain, esp on the way down, is a big risk to your ankles). Took about 3hrs 15 round trip. BTW, if you found my other Yak-Trak... you're welcome to it!(I am no longer a fan of these devices!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 4, 2011 08:03:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matthew from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I did the Lynn Peak route on April 16th. There is still quite a bit of snow for the last quarter of the hike. I'd recommend bringing crampons for the last little bit for better footing. Amazing and rewarding view at the finish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: April 26, 2011 01:37:35 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sandra from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I hiked to Lynn Peak on Sunday, April10th. There is alot of snow higher up on the trail. We did it in hiking boots and didn't have an trouble, however I recommend you bring yak traks along as it can be quite slippery. It took us 3:15 hrs roundtrip from the Seymour Demonstration Forest parking lot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: April 12, 2011 07:19:16 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Andrew from Kimberley BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Great hike! Climbed Lynn Peak in February and had no problem. Hit some snow and ice about 20 minutes from the top but it was passable. Love the view of city! Make sure you go on a clear day otherwise you won't see much. The hike took me 3.5 hours at a moderate pace and some rests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: February 2, 2011 05:27:01 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Burchelli from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Went on Sept 18th/10. Easy access by transit, very well marked trail. The beginning is definitely steep and rocky but gets easier after the first 40 mins or so. Unfortunately I went on a foggy and rainy morning so can't speak for the views but it is a great alternative to the Grind for a workout. I only came across a half dozen people in a couple of hours. I tried hiking poles for the first time and was very glad to have them- I think it would have been very tiring up and hard on the knees down without them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: September 19, 2010 01:21:09 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marina from Vancouver downtown writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiked on August 2nd. The trail is not too crowded, well marked with yellow tape. Good city view from the top. The hike is not too difficult with the exception of loose stones on the first part of it. Had to be careful while going down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 6, 2010 04:11:24 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sha from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked Lynn Peak with my kids and friends in the other day. Not steep as Grouse Grind but with too many loose rock sections, I would said it was hard than Grouse Grind. You can take the Skyride after hiking Grouse Grind, but you have to walk your way down in this trail. Recommend to wear proper hiking boots to avoid injuries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 29, 2010 10:33:17 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                anmShane from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just did this hike (July 24th) and it was great. It's a fairly steep hike that leaves you scrambling on a lot of loose rock but the view from the top is well worth the journey. I had hiking boots, but a friend did it in sport sandals pretty easily.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It's not very long and it should take you a couple hours max to get to the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you want to keep your sanity wear BUG REPELLENT, otherwise there's a chance you'll be carried away in a giant swarm of flies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 26, 2010 09:49:18 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rhia from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hah - Colene, I just searched out this hike to see what others had thought of it, and maybe we saw you (we also went on June 13th, 2010 - left at about 3pm and got back to the vehicle at 9pm.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We also didn't make it all the way to the top - we got about 5 minutes away (our friend ran ahead to get a photo from the top; we had to make a decision to go back down due to light.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very difficult on the knees coming back sure - going up was not a problem, but down seemed to take forever and was quite, in my opinion, unpleasant!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regardless, I would do this hike again - but maybe after my legs and feet have healed :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 14, 2010 08:44:14 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colene from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wow, what a hike. It's a good comparison to the Grouse Grind although spread out over more terrain. I would consider this more intermediate-difficult than just intermediate. I hiked this today (June 13, 2010) and we were getting pretty tired near the end...we didn't even make it all the way to the very top. It was also pretty hard on the knees on the way down...lots of rocky sections.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 13, 2010 07:35:55 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brian from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked this one yesterday. Being my first big hike besides the Chief this one is well marked and a great challenge. We hit snow patches near the summit but nothing to stop us. The view was spectacular except for the low clouds but will return to this one later this month.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 7, 2010 05:25:19 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marisa from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I enjoyed this hike. It was easier and far less crowded than the Grouse Grind. It was easy to get to by transit and I enjoyed the views!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 17, 2009 09:33:08 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Have you hiked Lynn Peak? Share your experience with us:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown: *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Email Address: *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your email address will NOT be displayed on the site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rating: *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comment: *

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Share up to 3 photos from your hiking experience:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos must be smaller than 12MB and must not be of an offensive nature more contain illegal acts. We reserve the right to remove photos or comments we deem unacceptable in our sole discretion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upload Photo:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upload Photo:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upload Photo:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comments that gratuitously attack or demean individuals or organizations are not acceptable. We reserve the right to remove comments or any other content we deem unacceptable in our sole discretion, including removing user names and profile pictures. For our full website terms and conditions including our legal guidelines for user postings and comments on www.vancouvertrails.com, please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.