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J from Vancouver writes:

Hiked this one Dec 3rd in microspikes. Up to the first peak the trail was very obvious, well-packed snow, a bit slushy in spots but no icy sections. It's a fairly steady climb the whole way up. After the first peak the trail got a lot less obvious, with people having taken different routes through the snow. Fairly straightforward hiking to the second peak though not well packed down. From second peak to the Mt Seymour summit it got a bit more dicey, with some narrow trails traversing steep slopes, and occasional postholing. Excellent view from the final summit!

Gaia clocked us at 4:45 and 8.6km, and we stopped several times to take photos as it's gorgeous up there.

Observe avalanche conditions, and come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking through snow.

    Posted: December 4, 2020 08:35:21 PM PST

    Dave from Deep Cove writes:

    Cloudy and Rainy Day. I did get it turned around a couple times. It took me about 5 hours and I believe an hour and a half of that was because I was on the trail to Elsay lake instead of back to the car.

    The rain makes it a little harder to see the trail as the plants cover it more. The clouds also make it difficult to put everything in context. Like which way is north etc.

    I enjoyed my adventure a lot. It is a beautiful trail even on days with no view. The trail is well marked so I would suggest that if its been a little while since you saw a marker to turn back and find it.

    Absolutely no bugs.... but the trail was a full on river on my way home. Go prepared to be wet on rainy days. Really really wet.

      Posted: September 27, 2020 09:20:00 AM PST

      Gautam from Surrey writes:

      This was a pretty difficult hike. The rating of intermediate, I don't believe, is very accurate. Very hilly. Going up and down constantly, unlike many supposed "difficult" hikes, where they are longer, but the ascent is gradual and far more forgiving on the muscles and joints. Great view, but I don't see myself doing this one again.

        Posted: September 5, 2020 11:44:30 AM PST

        Peter from Burnaby writes:

        Trail is now snow free all the way to the top (Aug 22, 2020). Bugs were thankfully minimal due to a light breeze and the end of summer approaching. With the pass restrictions in place, the trail is very quiet, and we spent the better part of 30 minutes at the peak with almost no company, an oddity on a summer weekend most years. Light mud on trail in places, but nothing major. Washrooms are open at the parking lot. Rangers are checking for passes at trailhead.

          Posted: August 24, 2020 10:29:32 AM PST

          Cam from Burnaby writes:

          Trail Report:

          The upper 2/3 of the trail are still quite snowy. The melt is in full progress so it should be gone soon, but the terrain tends to be quite muddy and wet in areas that are snow-free. It's do-able in regular hiking boots, although if you have removable spikes or crampons they'd still be an asset. The bugs were out in full force as well, so bring a bug net if you have one, for the next couple of weeks.

          Still an amazing trail, probably my favorite of the North Shore mountains.

            Posted: July 5, 2020 11:50:14 PM PST

            Michelle from Victoria writes:

            Beautiful area for snowshoeing. Watch out for a bearded guy with a white Huskey. His dog walked into my pup and bite his face and neck. I had to pull both dogs apart. Both dogs were on leashes, I had mine close to my side. The guy just took off on his snowboard without asking if we were ok. Now I am going to have a nice vet bill.

              Posted: February 17, 2020 08:29:57 PM PST

              Fiona K from Vancouver, BC writes:

              A great hike overall! Variable terrain and a decent challenge with its steepness. I personally would feel more comfortable using my hikers but on the way down I saw people with regular trainers.

              Started around 8:30 am this morning with very few people on the trail heading up. A different story on the way down. The trail up to first peak was quite well marked most of the way with the orange markers, which helped when the terrain itself wasn't too clear anymore about which way to go. Near the ascent to first peak, the orange markers disappeared but it's slightly obvious enough for you to figure out you should just continue heading upwards on the giant rock.

              Heading to second peak, the path was suddenly quite icy. Bits of rocks peeked through the ice but some were still a little slippery. There was some rain in Vancouver 2 nights prior so it was likely frozen over from the same. I used my hands for a lot during this section. As you near second peak, you will see a large rock ascent. Stick to the left as you go up this. I missed the orange marker and did a bit of a detour curving right before I realized it was the wrong way and I saw the marker all the way to the left.

              A lot of cloud coverage over the city today with the sun shining over top which made for a beautiful scene. Took me just under 1.5 hours to get up to first peak and I consider myself moderately active.

                Posted: November 10, 2019 04:21:27 PM PST

                Walter from Port Moody, BC writes:

                Exceptionally scenic hike on a sunny warm day, as it was on July 28, 2019. Wife and I hiked to summit of all three peaks with three children, aged 9, 10 and 12. They loved it! The mosquitoes and black flies were nothing for an ex-Winnipeger. The hike is not long (2 hrs return for good speed hiker, 5-6 hrs for leisurely - lots of photo stops - hiking by fit family), but the terrain (loose boulders, roots, wee bit of exposure) could be challenging for less experienced hikers. The 360 views from all three summits are hard to beat anywhere near Vancouver!

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                  Posted: July 29, 2019 05:00:37 PM PST

                  Walter Cicha from Port Moody, BC writes:

                  Exceptionally scenic hike on a sunny warm day, as it was on July 28, 2019. Wife and I hiked to summit of all three peaks with three children, aged 9, 10 and 12. They loved it! The mosquitoes and black flies were nothing for an ex-Winnipeger. The hike is not long (2 hrs return for good speed hiker, 5-6 hrs for leisurely - lots of photo stops - hiking by fit family), but the terrain (loose boulders, roots, wee bit of exposure) could be challenging for less experienced hikers. The 360 views from all three summits are hard to beat anywhere near Vancouver!

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                    Posted: July 29, 2019 04:55:32 PM PST

                    Tony from Vancouver writes:

                    Comment below about rock piles/cairns. Firstly, we hiked Sunday July 28, 2019. Trail to 3rd peak completely free of snow. Sturdy hiking shoes or light hiking boots recommended for the grip and support for your feet on the uneven ground and you need the good grip for coming down the rock so you don't slip. In many places there is no trail, you scramble over the bedrock. 3 hours one-way to 3rd peak allowing for rests and taking pictures and taking in the scenery.

                    Now about rock piles/cairns. Rock cairn are great trail markers, they're big and look man-made so easy to spot to find the trail when visibility is poor. However people are building their own rock piles in RANDOM places and these can be mistaken for trail cairns. On our hike, there were two rock piles on the bench just below the 3rd peak. In poor visibility if you miss the orange markers for the trail going up to the left and instead follow the cairns to the right you start down a slope that ends in a cliff. Please don't build rock piles along trails when hiking, you just create confusion.

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                      Posted: July 29, 2019 09:31:53 AM PST

                      Venki from Burnaby writes:

                      Great hike for serious hikers. Though it is classified as intermediate the drop and climb is quite steep. Often you need to crawl, climb. Proper hiking shoes must. It took over 6 hrs to complete and the view was spectacular. We were not lucky to see the panaromic view due to heavy fog.

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                        Posted: July 13, 2019 09:06:45 PM PST

                        Katie from Vancouver writes:

                        Great little afternoon hike! Hiked Canada Day weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the scenery - varied terrain, and driving most of the way up means you get to skip most of the boring forest switchbacks. Still a bit of snow on the ground in places but trail in good condition.

                          Posted: July 4, 2019 12:13:49 PM PST

                          Chuck from Vancouver writes:

                          Hiked up to first peak today- great trail conditions, hard pack snow. Recommend micro-spikes as conditions do not require snow shoes at this time. Full sunshine and stunning views of backcountry peaks! Get up there before the weekend crowds!

                            Posted: February 25, 2019 07:08:13 PM PST

                            GL from Vancouver writes:

                            Was up last weekend (Nov.10)... would never have dreamed of hiking in November, and took a chance as the weather was clear. Couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Early morning had very light snow on the ground in some areas and one area in particular had enough ice to make the trail more technical. Poles and crampons would have been nice to have in some spots and was glad to have gloves on. Fabulous 360 degree visibility at the top of Seymour.

                              Posted: November 15, 2018 11:13:40 AM PST

                              Laur from Richmond writes:

                              Beware of bears in area Aug 28 2019
                              - in the mist of realizing I took the wrong split descending... I saw a big black thing moving far away. Saw half of it's head and body searching for something down low. We starting making big noises and slowly turned around moving back to the right way. We told an old Japanese man who walked towards us but he was in disbelief and decided to continue that path. Didn't hear him screaming so I guess he was fine...

                                Posted: August 29, 2018 06:50:19 PM PST

                                Kaylee from Vancouver writes:

                                Wanted to watch sunrise at the summit so we started hiking at 3am (spent 30min trying to locate the trailhead as it was really dark near the parking lot). The air was really smoky and we didn't see much at the summit and came down quickly after the sunrise since it was really windy. Didn't see any bears during the hike fortunately. It was a beautiful but slightly technical hike tho.

                                  Posted: August 19, 2018 09:18:39 PM PST

                                  Kaitlin from Burnaby writes:

                                  Hiked Mount Seymour today. Went to all 3 peaks. There unfortunately wasn't much of a view at any due to the smoke from the wildfires but it was still a beautiful hike through alpine meadow. It is quite a technical trail - most is climbing over rocks. It is especially difficult and a bit hard to follow after the first peak. But worth it. Saw a bear at the summit so left immediately. Went down via Mystery Lake - perfect lake to stop for a refreshing swim after the hike!

                                  Note on bugs, the mosquitoes are considerably less now. In fact, I barely noticed any except at the first peak which for some reason, they were swarming.

                                    Posted: August 15, 2018 04:33:19 PM PST

                                    Karine P from Vancouver writes:

                                    Did this hike yesterday; it was great! We made it to the summit -- the trail is much less well marked beyond first peak, and is a bit rougher/requires some climbing with a tiny bit of exposure. Also be wary between second peak and the summit: at one point there is a bunch of flagging veering the trail to the left.... This leads to Mt Elsay, not the Seymour Summit!
                                    I didn't find the bugs so bad but bug spray wasn't a terrible idea.
                                    Overall, fun hike!

                                      Posted: August 6, 2018 09:01:20 AM PST

                                      mashraf from Vancouver writes:

                                      Did this hike recently. My recommendations are:
                                      (1) First peak is has the best view and I don't recommend going to 2 other peaks (unless you are pro)
                                      (2) too many flies. Your need something to cover your face. Otherwise, flies are tooooo annoying.
                                      (3) If no head cover, then mosquito repellent is a MUST.
                                      (4) take enough water and snacks or perhaps lunch with you.
                                      (5) First aid kid is important to carry. My heel was bleeding and I didn't notice until I was told by a friend and I did not have any bandages .
                                      (6) some emergency tools are good to carry.
                                      (6) always follow signs.
                                      (7) Some areas do not have clear signs and Vancouver Parks agency should make it more organized.so that hikers enjoy the hike instead of worrying which way to go.
                                      (8) If you try this hike in June, it might be better because there will be less flies, not so hot and you might enjoy more.
                                      I hope these tips are helpful.

                                        Posted: July 24, 2018 12:05:02 PM PST

                                        Kenneth from Vancouver writes:

                                        Little patches of snow still left over, but you can get away with hiking shoes. Bugs were okay, I applied muskol bug spray liberally and was left alone for the most part. Didn't have to use anything to cover my face.

                                        View was incredible and the hike is doable for beginners.

                                          Posted: July 16, 2018 10:24:15 AM PST

                                          Brandon from North Van writes:

                                          Bugs are beyond terrible right now; contrary to a previous comment, they definitely bite! Finished this hike with approximately 30 inflamed bites all over my body. Hike is still one of the best on the north shore due to being relatively easy and having a great payoff but I would definitely wait a couple weeks at least to tackle this one again.

                                            Posted: July 14, 2018 06:35:04 PM PST

                                            Rolando from Surrey writes:

                                            Came here to hike for the third time. I came here before 2x in winter. Today, as soon as I got out of my car, bugs started to swarm my ears, head, nose all over!Ok, I said may be
                                            just the parking but as I move on, they are getting more and more. They chase you!These bugs are horrible! I retreated after 15 min of walking and just drove home!

                                              Posted: July 12, 2018 03:27:04 PM PST

                                              Sinead from Vancouver writes:

                                              How long does it take to get to the first peak? Thinking of doing a sunrise hike....

                                                Posted: July 11, 2018 10:33:47 AM PST

                                                Christian from Vancouver writes:

                                                Good hike, went up July 8, 2018. Bring or buy a bug screen and wear something that covers you as there are flies that will bite you and hang out around your face. Free protein though, I suppose.

                                                Still a good amount of snow/slush, so I'd pack an extra pair of dry socks and some yaktrax or something else to aid in grip.

                                                  Posted: July 10, 2018 10:43:32 AM PST

                                                  Lee from Vancouver writes:

                                                  We went up today. The trail is nice. Still a bit of snow, but manageable. We turned back after about 30 minutes because of the flies. SO MANY FLIES! As soon as you get out of your car, you are inhaling them, swallowing them, wiping them out of your eyes. There is no escape. On the plus side, they're not the biting kind.

                                                  Oh, and bears. The guy ahead of us saw three bears, all separate times, in the space of about 20 min. So definitely be prepared for both flies and bears.

                                                    Posted: July 3, 2018 05:25:10 PM PST

                                                    Hannah from Revelstoke writes:

                                                    Spectacular hike! Hiked up two days ago. Still quite a bit of snow, but nothing that isn’t manageable. Since the weather is warming up it is very important to watch your step on the snow over bridges and creeks, and around rocks and trees that are buried. Experienced three seasons in one afternoon, be prepared for anything in the backcountry! Every step is definitely worth it with this one.

                                                      Posted: July 1, 2018 02:37:49 AM PST

                                                      Stacey V from Pennsylvania writes:

                                                      Great hike but still lots of snow. Would’ve helped to have microspikes. Stunning views

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                                                        Posted: June 16, 2018 04:58:48 PM PST

                                                        Andres from Vancouver writes:

                                                        Loads of snow up there still. 5min from the parking lot you will be walking in icy snow. Strongly recommend microspikes, if not crampons.

                                                          Posted: June 2, 2018 06:58:12 PM PST

                                                          Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                                          Made it up to 2nd/Tim Jones Peark on Monday. Snow was pretty icy; would recommend microspikes over snowshoes for this hike. My opinion: Snowshoes are more expensive, more difficult to carry/walk in, and not as safe. In other words, there's no reason for them on our mountains. Trail was very busy by noon, but still a wonderful hike.

                                                            Posted: February 13, 2018 10:28:28 AM PST

                                                            moni from Richmond writes:

                                                            just hiking today, nice weather and nice color all over the mountain. but it's little bit difficult to hike. need to use hands the help to climb. and some the roads are wet, should be from last week rain...

                                                              Posted: October 29, 2017 08:32:26 PM PST

                                                              crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                              Hiked on 2017.10.08. There was frost on some parts of the trail from the night before despite the sun was out for some time (started the hike around 9:30am). As a result, the trail was a bit muddy and quite slippery. Signs and markers were clear between the parking lot and the 1st pump. Once ventured beyond, I had to look for the oranger markers/painted marks. The section between the 2nd and 3rd pumps was the most challenging. Quite a few hikers turned around as soon as they learned about the slippery rocks/roots/scrambling up rocks they would encounter if they press forward. At the bottom of the valley between the 2nd and 3rd pump, i took a wrong turn to the left and almost hiked the wrong trail to Elsay Lake. Fortunately I turned around quickly and followed the other hikers and reached the 3rd pump. The view at the top was gorgeous, but the temperature changed very quickly depending if the sun is out or hiding behind the cloud. It took me 2.5 hrs to reach the top, and 2 hrs to return to the parking lot. No bugs or bears today.

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                                                                Posted: October 12, 2017 12:56:48 PM PST

                                                                Nancy from Burnaby writes:

                                                                Did hiking to 3rd peak today 9/16. It's nice, stunning view. No snow, not much bugs, a lots of people. Trails are very well marks, thanks to the park staff. Saw a little black bear.

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                                                                  Posted: September 16, 2017 06:35:28 PM PST

                                                                  Tracy from Surrey writes:

                                                                  Did this hike September 15 and it was stunning today. As usual, if you wait until September there are no issues with the bugs swarming. The trail was dry . However, there were a few black bears out and about. We came within 40 feet of one feeding int he bushes with cubs. Another one along the face of the 3rd peak. Be bear aware as they are prepping for their fall hibernation and out looking for food!!

                                                                  Also, the post with the directions to 3rd peak that is just before 2nd peak is not actually secured into the ground (it has broken) and has been propped up with several rocks. I didn't realize this and put my hand on it to steady myself and nearly went flying along with the post. This needs repairs, but in the meantime be aware it is not stable

                                                                    Posted: September 15, 2017 04:44:48 PM PST

                                                                    Ron from Vancouver writes:

                                                                    A hike with lots of variety and great views at the top! The trail is snow free but there are lots of bugs, so be prepared.

                                                                    The views at each peak are nice, but the best views are at Mount Seymour (go on a sunny day) - definitely worth the hike up.

                                                                    There is lots of up and down on the trail, and even on the hike back. The markers are sufficient, just keep an eye out for them.

                                                                    Here is a short video of the hike: https://youtu.be/AM5GGL7EOtw

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                                                                      Posted: August 15, 2017 11:11:23 PM PST

                                                                      Eric from Richmond writes:

                                                                      What a difference a few weeks make. We tried to do this hike back then but so much snow we did Dog instead. Now the trail is 99% free of snow.
                                                                      This trail feels quite different from all the other locals in that there are virtually no trees. As you scale the rock faces, it can feel more like rock climbing than hiking. Too bad about our smokescreen or the views would have been amazing. Bring sunscreen. Plenty of drinking water is available from the fresh flowing streams.
                                                                      The bugs are still terrible. They don't swarm you in the parking lot anymore but once you get up a bit in elevation you are swarmed and this even includes the top of the third peak. Eating would have been too difficult so just went hungry. Mount Seymour is definitely the leader when it comes to insects. Nice variety too!
                                                                      The signage and marking on this trail is similar to Dog Mountain in that it is messy, defaced, falling over, and inadequate. At times, you would just have to guess the direction. I believe I went to the highest point of all three peaks but the signs are so poor as you get higher, I am not even sure. I know that the signage is "mostly" there but that is kind of like saying your boat is mostly watertight. I was going to refer the Mount Seymour as the "ghetto mountain" in my Dog Mountain review but didn't want to be mean. But now I can confidently refer to it this way.
                                                                      Finally, if you do all three peaks, this is definitely a harder hike. The elevation gain of 450 meters is misleading as you drop down in a valley again after each peak. For comparison, I do the difficult rated BCMC trail regularly but found this hike to be slightly more challenging.
                                                                      All said, if you mosquito net and the skies are clear, this would be a rewarding hike. Have fun!

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                                                                        Posted: August 7, 2017 09:09:04 PM PST

                                                                        Grace from Vancouver writes:

                                                                        As of July 29 the trail was still 50% snow with lots of bugs in shaded sections but no bugs at the top.

                                                                          Posted: July 30, 2017 10:30:42 AM PST

                                                                          Steen from Surrey, BC writes:

                                                                          I did this hike on July 23rd. It was a fun hike, and we made it to First and Second Peak. We would have done Third peak as well, but the flies were just getting too annoying. We used plenty of DEET bug spray, but apparently these flies don't care about DEET. I will be getting a head net for next time I venture into any bug infested trails. Also, be warned that the top half of the trail still about 75% snow covered. We made it in regular walking shoes, but waterproof hiking boots would have been better.

                                                                          I would have rated this 5 stars if not for the flies.

                                                                            Posted: July 25, 2017 10:04:40 AM PST

                                                                            Rod from Richmond writes:

                                                                            Are there many flies up there? But I really want to know if there are flies these days (July 23rd)
                                                                            (I've never done this hike, so I'm just rating it a 5 star)

                                                                              Posted: July 23, 2017 11:51:25 PM PST

                                                                              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:

                                                                                        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:


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


                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                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!

                                                                                                                                                                                        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 [email protected] 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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