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S from Vancouver writes:

Wtf .. why so many flies ?!?!?

    Posted: July 15, 2017 01:17:25 PM PST


    Sam from Vancouver writes:

    Made it to 1st peak today, lots of flies along the way and still a lot of snow on the way to first peak (so much that a sign post that was supposed to direct you to 1st peak was covered up). Teamed up with some other hikers to get to 1st peak together on the fly since markers were hard to find and difficult to get around with all the snow.

      Posted: July 14, 2017 10:29:18 PM PST


      Ann from Vancouver writes:

      Anyone done the trail this week? Is the bug problem still really bad? Is there still lots of snow? Thanks!

        Posted: July 14, 2017 10:09:44 AM PST


        Dick Bush from Coquitlam writes:

        One star rating for current trail conditions only. Normally this one of the best hikes around.

        Millions of swarming flies and unusually persistent heavy snow conditions will have most people quicly returning in defeat - if they even make it out of the parking lot.

          Posted: July 10, 2017 03:55:09 PM PST


          Tong from Burnaby writes:

          SO MANY FLIES around us! From the moment we stepped out of our car, they started to land on our faces! I need to take care of ears, nose, mouth, eyes (glasses) and just can't enjoy anything. There are even more flies as we hiked up the slope. We can't bear it after 10 minutes and finally retreated.

          From the comments it is like only a very recent problem.

            Posted: July 9, 2017 05:43:32 PM PST


            charlotte from vancouver writes:

            lol
            so many flies
            we encouraged folks to leave
            couldnt make it further than 10 minutes without being swarmed - ate atleast 3, inhaled several more.
            they must have just hatched :p

              Posted: July 8, 2017 04:25:05 PM PST


              Khisrow from Surrey writes:

              Went up to do this hike on Friday. We were planning on only going up to Brockton Point but from the moment we got out of the car we knew we had made a grave mistake. There were bugs everywhere and we had forgotten to bring bug spray. Unless you like being swarmed by flies I would not recommend doing this hike unless you have bug spray. I find it weird how I did this 2 years ago during the summer and didn't have such a problem with bugs. Aside from the bugs, most of the snow is melting - fast - so I would say this hike should be good in a week or two for people worried about the snow.

                Posted: July 7, 2017 07:12:10 PM PST


                Jen from Vancouver writes:

                Hi,

                Was planning on doing this hike this weekend, wondering if anyone has done it recently and knows what the snow conditions are like?

                Thanks,
                Jen

                  Posted: July 4, 2017 11:40:51 AM PST


                  Susan from New Westsminster writes:

                  We hiked to First Peak yesterday, May 28. Still lots of snow and crampons recommended.

                  • Mount Seymour photo

                    Posted: May 29, 2017 11:11:29 AM PST


                    Rob from Vancouver writes:

                    Extremely busy today, novices going up direct off trail on steep terrain with snowshoes which were inappropriate and dangerous. At least one fall i witnessed.

                    Microspikes and crampons were the way to go.

                      Posted: January 15, 2017 01:57:55 PM PST


                      Dave Corlett from Toronto writes:

                      Late October hike for me. A little over two hours up, a little over one hour down. Great city views from first peak and spectacular views 360 degrees from third summit. No bugs this time of year. Trail all eroded rock. A large map might be useful to bring to identify the many many peaks visible from top (locals around didn't know most of them and Google Maps reception poor at the peak). Pretty sure I saw Garibaldi, Black Tusk, Mt Robie, Cathedral Mtn. Top of Mt. Baker obscured by cloud but flanks visible. Elsay Lake obscured by Mt Elsay. Can see Gopher Pond from scary steep back of the peak. Forgot to bring a cracker for the whiskeyjacks.

                        Posted: October 30, 2016 12:36:43 PM PST


                        Janna from Port Coquitlam writes:

                        Hiked all three peaks yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. Mystery Lake is just about 20 minutes from the parking lot and is an excellent area for a swim on the way up. Took about an hour and a half to get to the first peak, which had the most panoramic view, and a solid four hours by the time we got to the third. Second peak wasn't very special, third peak is still a gorgeous view and more of the feeling of being on the edge of a cliff. Going downhill, about 2 hours to get back. The hike is definitely a challenge but is completely doable if you go at your own pace and watch your balance when climbing on the rocks!

                          Posted: August 18, 2016 12:39:13 AM PST


                          The 3 of us from Maple Ridge writes:

                          Beauty day day (Aug 14). My husband, 14 year old daughter and I hiked to all three peaks today. Like the writer before, it took us 4 hours from our car and back down. Trail was in great condition, views were spectacular, and the bugs weren't bad at all. Didn't bring bug spray, glad we didn't need it. It was definitely warm...but a managed to still find a few patches of snow...one that was close enough so that we could make a couple of snowballs. Definitely a great hike. If you can make it to the first pump, you can make it to the third.

                            Posted: August 14, 2016 02:39:56 PM PST


                            Jackson from Vancouver writes:

                            Hiked to 3rd peak this week - as of July 28th you can reach everything with no issues - trail was in great condition. Took me and a friend 4 hours from the parking lot and back. Like other reviewers have said - the bugs are insatiable. Bring lots of bug spray.

                              Posted: July 30, 2016 06:42:29 PM PST


                              Cam from Burnaby writes:

                              Trail Report: Most of the snow has melted with the exception of a widely dispersed patches. With the recent weather the path is still somewhat muddy and the rocks can be quite slick in places. For the most part however, this trail is open for the season.

                              Also, there are bugs but weren't so numerous as to be a huge problem. My trick is taking a bottle of tea tree oil with me and putting it on my skin periodically. Bugs hate the smell and will stay away from you. At least, its worked well for me.

                                Posted: July 24, 2016 04:49:35 PM PST


                                Patrick from Toronto writes:

                                Did this hike today (July 15, 2016). I started at 10:26am and finished almost exactly in 5 hours at 3:27pm. That included a couple of "detours" when I lost my way. I blame it on the fog. :)

                                I did all three pumps. I would say this is an intermediate hike up to the first pump but definitely more advanced if you decide to go to the second and third pumps. The entire hike is on rocks and boulders and either uphill or downhill. You're never walking on flat ground so do expect a very good leg workout. Pumps two and three are very steep climbs up rock so you'll definitely need hiking shoes with good grip. I can't imagine doing this with anything else and the trail was dry today. There was a bit of snow left near the top of the mountain.

                                As for bugs, it was quite bearable. Not too many. I sprayed some strong deet and I was fine. I did see a bear, which was awesome considering this is only my third day visiting Vancouver. We definitely don't see bears in the Toronto area! So make sure you make some noise as you walk (especially if you're hiking alone like I did) so as not to startle them.

                                Hopefully if I hike Mt. Seymour again it'll be a clear day so I can enjoy the view. So if you decide to do this hike make sure you pick a clear sunny day. Otherwise you won't see much at the top. Enjoy!

                                  Posted: July 16, 2016 12:49:10 AM PST


                                  Heffy from Vancouver writes:

                                  Amazing 360 degree view of Vancouver and mountains at the top. The trail was peaceful with not many people. There were lots of bugs, but overall it was a very enjoyable hike. Would do it again!

                                    Posted: July 11, 2016 03:40:49 AM PST


                                    Dan from Vancouver writes:

                                    Hiked to 2nd peak on July 6. There was still snow around 1st peak and mostly dry on the hike up to 2nd peak. The drop off from 2nd peak on the way to 3rd peak was still snow covered, so did not risk going further. However, other hikers on the way back from 3rd peak said it was doable, just have to be careful.

                                    Lots of flies, so bring some bug spray to make the hike more enjoyable.

                                      Posted: July 6, 2016 11:08:13 PM PST


                                      Bob from Vancouver writes:

                                      Went to this hike for the first time today on Canada Day! Arrived at 8AM and first thing I noticed were all the bugs that were flying around. Not sure if they are mosquitos or what...but there a lot of them and expect more throughout the mountain. They don't bite much but they cling onto your face.

                                      The hike was great and I really enjoyed it. There are still snow as you get to the peak so be prepare for muddy and wet shoes if you are wearing runners. Unfortunately it was cloudy for us so we did not get a chance to see the great view from top.

                                        Posted: July 1, 2016 11:07:50 PM PST


                                        MD from Surrey writes:

                                        Try to get off the mountain before ~6pm, or you'll get eaten alive by bugs, even if you're covered in bug spray..

                                          Posted: June 27, 2016 01:21:23 PM PST


                                          Helen from Vancouver writes:

                                          Hiked yesterday morning.

                                          Started out at 8:30am there were plenty of others on the trail already. Solo-hikers won't have to worry about being completely alone - plus it's a well marked hike. The trail is dry until after Brockton Point where you begin to see patches of snow. As you approach the peaks, the entire trail is pretty much all snow covered. If you wear runners like I did, they will be soaked after.

                                          All 3 peaks had amazing 360 degree views, each better than the last - and each peak was less crowded than the last as well. We were warned by frequent hikers of Mt. Seymour that a section of the snow covered trail on the way to the final peak was actually a very narrow trail and to be extremely careful since you can't actually see the trail.

                                          We completed 3 pumps in 5.5hrs, taking our time at the slushy/snowy sections and with 20-30min breaks at each pump. This wouldn't be an extremely difficult hike to an intermediate/experienced hiker.

                                          Lastly, don't be discouraged by the bugs and allow them to ruin your hike. Bring bug spray!!

                                            Posted: June 27, 2016 12:20:34 PM PST


                                            Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                            Not much snow on the section of the trail prior to the climb up to Brockton Point as of June 5. From that point on, however, you will encounter slushy conditions. Sneakers are not a good idea; you'll be slipping and risk turning an ankle, not to mention wrecking your shoes. I'd imagine that it will take about a month before the majority of the snow is gone. Bug situation fair so long as there is a slight breeze.

                                              Posted: June 6, 2016 12:47:10 PM PST


                                              Kyle Hammerquist from Vancouver writes:

                                              We just hiked first pump on the weekend. THere is still a lot of snow 400 meters up from the base. Here is a short video of our hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gSEKeSHQqI

                                                Posted: May 10, 2016 12:54:15 PM PST


                                                Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                                Hiked trail on Sun., Nov. 29. Trail is snow-covered from the parking lot to the top with no icy patches. Footing is quite good. Snowshoes not necessary, but spikes/crampons would be helpful in certain steeper terrain. With the sunny weather and very little snow in the forecast, this is a great time to visit as the ski run is still not open, meaning parking isn't as tough as it will be in a few weeks.

                                                  Posted: November 23, 2015 10:17:37 AM PST


                                                  Courtney from Delta writes:

                                                  Gave this hike a four because on Thursday it was really cloudy and we didn't end up seeing anything. We thought we picked a day that was going to be sun with cloud but it turned out to be cloud with cloud. Nonetheless, it was a very fun hike. It's probably the most technical of the Intermediate hikes that I have done on this list. Lots of big loose rocks, had to climb over and slide down some stuff. Hiking poles really helped on the way back down but the rocky section coming down from the second peak, I found, was better without poles so that you could use both hands to climb down things. Also, you have to pass a DANGER sign between the 2nd and the 3rd peak. When you get past that sign there's some mountain hugging that goes on and I don't feel like anyone has really expressed that very well on this site yet. There are some pheasant type birds that live on the mountain and we saw some deer by the road on the way down. Will have to do this one again on a clear day.

                                                    Posted: August 22, 2015 07:33:48 PM PST


                                                    Khisrow from Surrey writes:

                                                    Did this trail today. It was really fun and full of spectacular views! I wasn't able to make it to the peak of Mt. Seymour though since it looked a bit too steep from where I was standing at the Second Peak. This might just be my lack of hiking experience but I'll definitely try this trail again and make it to the third peak! Overall, best hike I've done so far as a beginner.

                                                      Posted: August 9, 2015 08:39:13 PM PST


                                                      Ryan from North Vancouver writes:

                                                      Hiked to the summit today, great weather (a bit sunny and cloudy) and no bugs and no bears (had my bell on my pack). Some people were wearing runners but I recommend hiking boots, either low or high ankle as there are some rugged and slippery spots as you ascend towards the top.

                                                        Posted: August 7, 2015 04:15:06 PM PST


                                                        R from Vancouver writes:

                                                        If venturing off the main mt. seymour trail, be bear-aware.

                                                        We went to Mystery Lake first, then joined the main trail. Between the two we encountered a black bear.
                                                        We had our bells so he knew we were coming and didn't startle.

                                                          Posted: August 4, 2015 01:09:25 PM PST


                                                          Alan Osborne from Port Moody writes:

                                                          For those curious about the flies, they are a perennial pest in the spring and early summer.

                                                          The good news is that they are almost always gone between mid July through to the end of September.

                                                            Posted: August 4, 2015 09:35:55 AM PST


                                                            RJ from Vancouver writes:

                                                            Had a lovely hike up there. There were not so many bugs as I was expecting from the comments here. All three peaks had beautiful views which is worth the time hiking up. I could see few people taking pics with the Canadian flag mounted up on the first peak for fun.

                                                              Posted: July 14, 2015 03:54:33 PM PST


                                                              Christopher S from Vancouver writes:

                                                              Hiked it today with a friend and no flies! Just sunshine, a nice breeze here and there and not very many people. :)

                                                                Posted: July 13, 2015 11:38:40 PM PST


                                                                Leo from Vancouver writes:

                                                                Too many flies. We Gave up after 30 minutes of hiking and went to the Lions Binkert Instead. Not a good experience.

                                                                  Posted: June 4, 2015 03:42:47 PM PST


                                                                  Matt from Vancouver writes:

                                                                  Nice trail but the flies make it really unpleasant. Lots of ppl break off branches from trees to use as fly swatters which is really sad to see. We were planning to do all three peaks but had to return before the first peak. Flies in your ears, nose, mouth and shirt. I am talking about A LOT of flies, more than 10-20 at any second on you. Yuck!

                                                                    Posted: June 1, 2015 02:47:10 PM PST


                                                                    Josh from Vancouver writes:

                                                                    We hiked the trail on May 30th to the 2nd peak. Fantastic mountain views to the N, E, W from the 2nd peak. Started around 2pm and was back in the lot at 5:30pm. Trail is well marked and for the most part dry. As others have noted the flies were numerous and persistent.

                                                                      Posted: June 1, 2015 01:00:14 PM PST


                                                                      Lauren from Ballinger writes:

                                                                      Hiked the trail on May long to the 1st peak. No snow on trail, and not muddy. BUT the BUGS! They are relentless, numerous, and there is no break from them. Be warned.

                                                                        Posted: May 17, 2015 07:08:25 PM PST


                                                                        Mark from Burnaby writes:

                                                                        Hiked all 3 peaks on Sunday May 17. The trail is mostly clear of snow except for the section after the second peak but it's still passable. Just use a bit more caution.

                                                                        Great hike except for the bugs!! Even the bug spray didn't help. Be prepared to have bugs fly into your eyes, nose, ears and mouth. They're relentless!

                                                                          Posted: May 17, 2015 05:58:38 PM PST


                                                                          Dana from Richmond writes:

                                                                          Trail to First Pump almost completely snow free with only a few muddy spots. Continuing on to Third peak passable, but still slippery in spots. Bugs are starting to come out, so be prepared.

                                                                            Posted: May 15, 2015 10:59:24 PM PST


                                                                            Michelle from vancouver writes:

                                                                            Hiked this today (may 1 2015).
                                                                            Pump trail was a little hard to find so watch for what looks like a cat track veering left off the ski hill, then look for the trail sign in green.
                                                                            Amazing views! so worth it! still some snow up there but only ankle deep. only took us 3 hour and we made our own trail for a part of it. Go check it out!

                                                                              Posted: May 1, 2015 10:33:24 PM PST


                                                                              JasonL from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                              Hiked to first pump on 2015-04-11.
                                                                              The trail was easy going and well defined, and I made it up to first pump peak in about 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
                                                                              The trail going past first pump to Mount Seymore, however, is still very snowed in.
                                                                              The morning I went up there the trail had still not been broken and I only made it to the clearing beyond first pump peak.
                                                                              I would recommend taking snowshoes if you are planning to go out that way.

                                                                                Posted: April 13, 2015 08:19:02 AM PST


                                                                                Julie from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                Did this hike April 3rd, we could only make it to the first pump as the trail was very snowed in. My guess is it got a bunch of snow last weekend when we got all of that rain. It was snowing when we finished so I'm thinking there will be a bunch more snow coming in today. I'm going to wait a couple of months before trying this one again!

                                                                                  Posted: April 3, 2015 03:58:13 PM PST


                                                                                  Lyss from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                  Hiked on March 11, 2015. There was a lot of snow and icy sections from the 1st pump on. Only made it to the 2nd pump and couldn't go on because there was too much snow and it started hailing. Microspikes or yaktrax are a good idea right now. Took 4 hours to the 2nd pump and back.

                                                                                    Posted: March 13, 2015 12:05:57 AM PST


                                                                                    Simon from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                    Thanks Peter,
                                                                                    good to know that it is still open. Mt Seymour is one of my favorite summer hikes, and I was there in mid December -- thanks to warm weather, but always assumed the access would be blocked after ski suns open.
                                                                                    Probably will try it on a fine weather weekend.

                                                                                      Posted: February 4, 2015 03:24:46 PM PST


                                                                                      Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                      Simon: Yes, the trail is still open. However, unlike the summer months, in the winter you don't have an option as to which route to the top you'll take. From the parking lot kiosk, follow the trail to the left/west of the ski run. You can stay on this route all the way to the peak of Seymour. This Saturday should be a good time to try it out, as parking ought to be plentiful with the ski runs down to nil. Sunshine expected and moderate temps to boot. Be prepared for icy sections on the trail, though.

                                                                                        Posted: January 30, 2015 04:34:29 PM PST


                                                                                        Simon from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                        Never tried, but wonder: this trail is still accessible after the ski runs opened?

                                                                                          Posted: January 29, 2015 03:43:12 PM PST


                                                                                          Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                          The spring weather has made the trail quite less wintery than you would expect for late January. Went up to First Pump on Sunday and there are considerable bare patches on the trail up to Brockton Point. Beyond Brockton, the trail is almost 100% snow-covered but is extremely slippery in many points. Going without snowshoes or ice cleats isn't advisable.

                                                                                          Worth noting that the warm weather makes dressing in layers absolutely crucial. Between the slippery footing and an ambient temp of 5-10C, you are going to work up a sweat wearing a warm clothing; best to start stripping that stuff off on the way up, then be ready to reapply for the descent. Of note, the skiing is so poor that the normal restrictions on parking seem to be set aside for the time being, as the parking lot was 50% empty and there were no parking lot guards as per usual.

                                                                                            Posted: January 26, 2015 10:08:54 AM PST


                                                                                            Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                            Trail is mainly snow-covered from the parking lot as of January 11th. Snowshoes not necessary, but a few slippery sections would require at least the use of spikes/crampons to prevent sliding. Fog on Sunday prevented any views to speak of, but trail was still quite busy despite the not-so-great weather. Side note: Saw a group of 3 wearing tennis shoes and jeans near Brockton Point, which makes me wonder just what they were thinking!

                                                                                              Posted: January 12, 2015 09:26:44 AM PST


                                                                                              Sam from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                              Hiked up 3 times this week, the weather and views have been fantastic. Trail is covered in snow and ice, so microspikes are needed. Strong hikers can do the return trip in under 3 hours.

                                                                                                Posted: December 3, 2014 08:58:44 PM PST


                                                                                                Lynna from Delta writes:

                                                                                                My husband and I hiked to the top of Mount Seymour last Saturday (Sept. 20). We left the parking lot at around 9:30 am. The trail was very quiet which surprised us as the parking lot was busier. Trail is well marked all the way. We stopped at first pump for about 10 min (someone had camped there), second pump for a few minutes to enjoy the view, and the peak for about 15 min while we had lunch. Round trip was about 3 1/2 hours. Very busy coming back down. It seems to be best to start early. Amazing views, no bugs, quiet trail. What more could you ask for?

                                                                                                  Posted: September 24, 2014 07:32:23 AM PST


                                                                                                  John Iquashon from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                  I've hiked this trail many times and it continues to be my favourite local trail.

                                                                                                  My hikes during full snow coverage with boots only took 6 hours round trip with a 50lb pack with a 45 minute break. 4 hours round trip with no snow coverage and a 35 minute stop at the summit.

                                                                                                  Expect snow coverage till late June , early July and a beautifully snow covered terrain with little clue as to what the terrain below truly consists of. Once the snow melts, the path ranges from small open areas or rocky twists, lush forest and then summit like smooth rock and barren stretches between peaks.

                                                                                                  If you feel that the view from Quarry Rock is spellbinding, you will find Dog Mountain to be stellar. If you find Dog Mountain and it's valley facing vistas to be stellar and breathtaking, you will find the 360 degree valley and coastal facing vistas to be out of this world. Avid hikers with a true passion may more than likely find themselves looking towards the massively expansive Coastal Mountain range and find themselves to take their hiking and backpacking to a new, higher level.

                                                                                                  Intermittent cell service (Telus) from the Mt.Seymour peak, the occasional bear on the hunt for berries so pack your bear spray ALWAYS, one bear bell per group or dog, and enough water for a return trip unless you carry water purification solutions. There are no moving bodies of water or creeks, but a still standing lake and several smaller bodies of snow melt are available for those carrying pumps.

                                                                                                  The trail is for the most part well marked with tree markers until you reach the Elsay branch off. Hiking with your head down COULD result in missing the various orange dots and arrows painted on that take over the trail marking functions. These of course are invisible during snow covered treks.

                                                                                                  I continually come away with a small bag full of bar wrappers, bottle bits etc so please, pack out what you pack in :)

                                                                                                    Posted: August 24, 2014 08:55:40 AM PST


                                                                                                    Lisa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                    Did this hike today and it was great. Trail has wild blueberries the whole way up so if you're going in the next few weeks I would recommend bringing an empty tupperware!

                                                                                                      Posted: August 23, 2014 09:27:36 PM PST


                                                                                                      Emily from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                      Does the five hour estimate include the hike down the trail?

                                                                                                        Posted: July 19, 2014 10:42:18 AM PST


                                                                                                        Grace from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                        Hiked this trail today - and yes Kirsten it's very buggy right now. Hike itself was nice but the bugs swarming everywhere! At least the ground was dry.

                                                                                                          Posted: July 18, 2014 10:34:18 PM PST


                                                                                                          kirsten from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                          can someone tell me if it is very buggy on this trail right now? We went a few years ago in late July and bugs were out of control. Want to hike it again but can't face the midges and the bites!
                                                                                                          thanks

                                                                                                            Posted: July 18, 2014 04:33:17 PM PST


                                                                                                            Carmine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                            Went up July 11, 2014. Most of the snow has melted. There were some small patches up at the top, but if you're a little bit careful then you'll be fine. I recommend two water bottles if it's hot like it was today!

                                                                                                              Posted: July 11, 2014 05:10:56 PM PST


                                                                                                              Stephan from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                              Did you hike up to First/Second Peak today (June 22nd 2014) and lose your jacket below the peak?
                                                                                                              To claim it, Email me at zimmistephan@gmail.com and describe your jacket.

                                                                                                                Posted: June 22, 2014 09:43:45 PM PST


                                                                                                                Nyan from Moscow writes:

                                                                                                                Went up to first peak today. Trail mostly covered with snow after 4th junction ("Broncton"? point). Some sections are quite slippery. Still, epic views were worth it.

                                                                                                                  Posted: June 21, 2014 10:47:12 PM PST


                                                                                                                  J from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                  Still lots of snow everywhere. But it's doable. Snow is melting, so it's very wet and soft.

                                                                                                                    Posted: May 31, 2014 10:56:57 PM PST


                                                                                                                    tgroff from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                    Is the hike able to be done now? Or do you need to wait till July?

                                                                                                                      Posted: May 28, 2014 02:01:59 AM PST


                                                                                                                      dZilla from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                      Did this hike on the 21st of May. Started late in the day noonish, with plans on going to the first pump. Made it to Brockton point. Lots of snow still on the ground but easily done in regular hikers and gaiters.

                                                                                                                        Posted: May 23, 2014 09:04:13 PM PST


                                                                                                                        bella from west van writes:

                                                                                                                        great hike it was wet but i still loved it
                                                                                                                        my dog is dead asleep

                                                                                                                          Posted: March 28, 2014 12:15:11 PM PST


                                                                                                                          Tracy from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                          Tried again after a buggy hike in July. What a stunner of a day! Low Fog all through the valley but nothing but sunshine, blue sky and perfect temps today. Fantastic Hike to First and 2nd Pump. Not a bug in site!

                                                                                                                            Posted: October 18, 2013 06:36:49 PM PST


                                                                                                                            Heather from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                            No bugs at all this late in the year. Great hike. Well worth it for the views. Would definitely bring out of town guests. Lost my silver bracelet though :( My bad for wearing it!

                                                                                                                              Posted: September 19, 2013 06:32:09 PM PST


                                                                                                                              Lisa from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                              Buggybuggybuggy.... we used citronella but it didn't have much effect.. just adding a quick note here with a tip to consider taking some DEET
                                                                                                                              Fun day though.
                                                                                                                              Lisa

                                                                                                                                Posted: August 5, 2013 09:55:05 AM PST


                                                                                                                                PJ from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                Went up Seymour on Sunday and the snow and bug situation is much improved from two weeks ago. Very minor snow issues, so minor that wearing sneakers would probably be okay, so long as you don't mind going through a bit of slush here and there. The bug level has dropped from "Port Mann on a Friday before a long weekend" to "Lougheed Highway on a Sunday evening." In other words, the bugs are still there, but nothing uncomfortable.

                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 22, 2013 09:31:58 AM PST


                                                                                                                                  Tracy from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                  Hike the 2nd pump this morning and the bugs were ridiculous from the moment we stepped out of the car. Even with bug spray on, I was completely surrounded by them the entire time until a breeze blew in on the way back down for a few minutes. They were in my ears, nose, mouth and throat. Ruined the hike for me.

                                                                                                                                  The snowy sections were a little sketchy as some areas are melting fast and it's easy to fall through near the edges onto rocks, but completely manageable in light hikers and careful footing. Fun to "ski" down the snowy sections on the way back.

                                                                                                                                  I'll wait until Fall to do this hike again, when the bugs and snow are gone!

                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 10, 2013 04:20:10 PM PST


                                                                                                                                    JP from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                    I'd second the previous comment about bugs. We went up at around 10:30 this past weekend and were getting bombarded as soon as we got out of the car. So long as you're moving at a decent pace you'll be alright, but if you're planning on going up with children or a slower moving spouse or friend, I'd wait a while. The snow was passable, but boots are definitely in order, and a walking stick would be a good idea as well. Not sure how much bug spray would help - when you're surrounded by a few dozen bugs, the spray isn't going to make a huge difference.

                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 8, 2013 10:32:51 AM PST


                                                                                                                                      pascal from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                      Whatever you do, bring insect repellent. As soon as we got out of the car we got swarmed by hundreds of bugs and they were RELENTLESS for the next hours. :) Still some snow on the way to the first peak but nothing that normal shoes can't handle.

                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 4, 2013 10:12:02 PM PST


                                                                                                                                        Angela from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                        Did this hike last weekend and it was actually a fun hike with the snow! I didn't know there would be that much snow still. I believe we got to only the first peak though (?). But coming down wasn't as treacherous with the snow as we first thought...and it was rather fun 'skiing' down parts in our shoes...and of course there were the times we'd end up on our asses. But we soon warmed up fingers and other parts as the weather was hot (but with the snow it was actually a good hike to keep from dying from the extreme heat - which was to be had when on ground level - holy! really hot that day). Not sure how some of the hikers did it in regular running shoes. I had at least hiking shoes on. But did get soaking feet by the time we ended the hike.

                                                                                                                                        And I wouldn't say this is a super hard hike but that could be because I'm getting in better shape.

                                                                                                                                        :)

                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 4, 2013 12:03:09 PM PST


                                                                                                                                          Ali from TriCities writes:

                                                                                                                                          Went to the first peak today in runners - totally manageable and beautiful! Though there were LOTS of flies swarming everywhere and repellant is a must!

                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 3, 2013 11:41:26 PM PST


                                                                                                                                            Jack from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                            Canada Day Also: I went to the Second Peak after the First Peak in hiking shoes through the snow. It was slippery but manageable. I couldn't figure out how to get to the Third Peak from the Second Peak so I turned back. I'll get to the Third Peak next time.

                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 1, 2013 07:35:58 PM PST


                                                                                                                                              G from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                              Canada Day: still snow as soon as you start climbing. Many people were going to 1st peak in hiking shoes but no one I spoke to was planning to go further than 1st.

                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 1, 2013 02:46:56 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                Dave van Zeyl from Regina writes:

                                                                                                                                                Anyone know what the snow is like up to Third Peak these days? I'd like to go hiking up there this Saturday. Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 19, 2013 09:33:10 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                  Catherine from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                  Hi Lisa..
                                                                                                                                                  The trail is approximately 4 to 5 hours RETURN... So in other words, you're likely to arrive at the final summit (3rd peak) in 2 to 2.5 hours (maybe longer if one is a little out of shape!)

                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 17, 2013 03:40:03 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                    Lisa from North Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                    This site says it takes 5 hours to the summit, how long does it really take, I am a novice hiker but cannot see it taking that long.

                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 17, 2013 03:28:12 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                      Kim from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                      Anyone been up to the 3rd peak lately? Is there snow there now? Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                        Posted: June 15, 2013 03:51:15 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                        Simon from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Nick,
                                                                                                                                                        Did you do all 3 peaks? I know that snow normally wont' be gone until Aug, but this year might be warmer.
                                                                                                                                                        Can't wait.
                                                                                                                                                        Thx.

                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 5, 2013 02:18:52 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                          Nick Burns from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                          Hiked up on June 2. Lots of snow still. You don't necessarily need snow shoes but they would help.

                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 4, 2013 04:38:01 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                            Ted from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                            Awesome day hiking there today. Just a few patches of snow but the trail was totally dry. Get it while the weather is still good.

                                                                                                                                                              Posted: September 3, 2012 07:15:42 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                              Pete from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                              Made it to 3rd on Sunday and the trail is almost completely dry at this point - there are a few places where you'll have to walk on the snow, but it's nothing major. The bug situation seemed to be manageable as well. I hiked it from about 11 to 2, and was able to sit and eat my lunch without any trouble. Was shocked to see a number of people wearing Vans-type shoes with no socks on a 10K hike, though. I'd never gone to the 3rd peak until Sunday, and I'd recommend it to anyone doing this hike - the 1st peak is nice as well, but the view to the backcountry from the 3rd is fantastic.

                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 13, 2012 11:09:19 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                Karin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                Hiked up to 3rd today. Trail is snow free except a few little patches near the top. A wee bit of water and mud, nothing you can't step around easily. Extremely buggy.

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 7, 2012 05:37:04 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                  Alan W from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                  Did peak one at Mount Seymour today,7.25.12. There is still quite a bit of snow on the trail and a lot of running water. We had walking sticks and that really helped. Others did not and they managed. If you don't mind getting wet feet, its a nice hike. ps: use a lot of repellent too.
                                                                                                                                                                  Negotiating the rocks and snow made the hike a bit of a challenge.

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 25, 2012 06:39:21 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                    Erin from Edmonton writes:

                                                                                                                                                                    Does anyone know if there's still snow on Seymour?

                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 14, 2012 07:41:06 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                      Cindy from Vancouver from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                                      To Ashley from Vancouver:

                                                                                                                                                                      We did this trail all the away to Third Peak in trail runners, just this past Sunday. Saw a variety of people completing it in both trail runners and boots.

                                                                                                                                                                      Trail is pretty much free and clear of snow, just minor patches at pretty safe spots that are easily walked over.

                                                                                                                                                                      Just make sure your footwear has good grip for scrambling the rock faces to the peaks.

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: September 12, 2011 08:18:53 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                        Ashley from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                        I read some comments and noticed that hiking boots are recommended but can the hike be done without them? I want to try but I don't have hiking boots.

                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 30, 2011 02:26:28 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                          Edgars from VANCOUVER writes:

                                                                                                                                                                          Hiked today August 21st till the 3rd peak. Took me just 1,5 h from the Parking lot to the 3rd peak and a little bit more as a hour to get down. Almost all of the snow is gone except from 1st to 2nd peak there is a little bit more. No need for any gear just good hiking boots, tasty lunch and good mood :). And also not too many bugs or I had a good bug spray.

                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 21, 2011 09:31:29 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                            hikeabit from YVR writes:

                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday Aug 7th hiked to 1st peak, I'd say 70% of the trail is still covered in snow. Hiking shoes highly recommended. Our group of novice/intermediate took 4.5hrs round trip with 30mins of breaks. Steep snow sections were great fun to slide down on, just sit and go =)
                                                                                                                                                                            Lots of flies, bring bug repellent! Otherwise pretty good hike, sun came out, breezy in certain sections. Watch out for holes where snow melts uncovering stream underneath. Have fun!

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 8, 2011 03:10:05 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                              Janet and Rod from Delta BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                              Sat 5 Aug - we managed 1st and 2nd peaks, glad we took poles as there's still a lot of snow in places. Decided to be safe and not attempt 3rd peak this time. As Edgars from Vancouver said, the BIGGEST problem was all those pesky flies. We weren't prepared wth any repellant but were very grateful to the guy we met who kindly lent us his. The hike was well worth it, and the sun finally came out when we were at 2nd peak. Fantastic views. We shall try again later in the year for 3rd peak.

                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 7, 2011 11:09:22 AM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                Edgars from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                Did the hike today - still lots of snow but we reached the 2nd peak easy in shorts and t-shirt. For safety get some poles. We tried to get to the 3rd but was a little bit too risky. I think in 2 weeks it will be good to go.
                                                                                                                                                                                The BIGGEST problem are the bugs - they are so much - get a really good bug spray I mean a really good one.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 5, 2011 09:56:34 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                  Edward from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Tried to do Seymour this morning, still WAY too much snow! Not sure how Jasumi did it. There were hikers with mountaineering axes turning back! We made it to the base of the first peak where the snow was too deep to ascend the marked trail and visibility was really poor (~100m). There was one other group proceeding but they had to scramble up mossy rock and did not appear to be having fun. Really hope to do this hike in some better weather.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 31, 2011 02:49:06 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                    jasumi from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                    July 09, 2011 - lots of snow at the bottom to the top. Hiked in shorts and we were still fine. An awesome 360 view from the 1st and 2nd peak! Liked it!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 9, 2011 09:16:01 PM PST


                                                                                                                                                                                      Dave from Bellevue Cove PEI writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Awesome trail in the winter time! Lots of sliding on the way down.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: January 19, 2011 07:47:02 PM PST


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