Mount Seymour Trail

Mount Seymour Trail near North Vancouver, BC

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10 kms
Summer, Fall
North Vancouver, BC
User James_Wheeler
On a clear day this 8 km round trip trail offers hikers stunning views of the

lower mainland and the surrounding mountains. The trail traverses three

peaks ending at Mount Seymour Summit which offers a spectacular

panoramic view of the area. This is a great day hike for those looking for

something well marked but less touristy than the Grouse Grind or Lynn


At the trail head make sure to read the notices for the conditions off the

trails because parts of the trail can remain snow covered into August.

From the trail head you will see a number of signs to the various trails.

The best path to start the hike forks left off the main road.

The trail steady inclines to Brockton point revealing the first of many

spectacular views of Vancouver. The path continues upward steadily until

the trail forks to Elsay Lake, make sure to follow the trail left as the Elsay

Lake trail is much more challenging. Here the path winds through the

rocks to First Pump Peak and is well marked, just make sure to look for

the orange markers at each turn.

Many decide to turn back after first peak but those who continue to

Mount Seymour peak get a much better view of the mountains to the

north. Second pump peak is clearly visible from the first peak and the trail

is easy to navigate.

The trail between the second peak and Mount Seymour Peak is the most

difficult part of the hike as the trail cuts down northwest side of second

peak. If covered in snow in snow or ice it may not be possible to pass

without proper equipment.

After scrambling up the southwest side of the third peak hikers are

rewarded with a spectacular view of the area. Taking some time to

absorb the view then follow the same trail back to the parking lot.


The trail starts at the Mount Seymour Ski area at the last parking lot from

the entrance. Keep driving to the end where there is a map at the trail

head. During the summer parking is $3 that can be paid with a credit card

or change.


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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