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