Seymour Demonstration Forest Multi-use Trail

Seymour Demonstration Forest Multi-use Trail near North Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
20 kms
1 hour
moderate
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Summer, Fall, Spring
North Vancouver, BC
User tjryce

The Seymour Demonstration Forest multi-use trail is part of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, directly south of the Seymour Watershed. The trail, for the most part, parallels the vehicle access road to the Seymour Dam, although it is rare that you actually see the access road itself. The trail is wide, paved, and varies in elevation and direction. It is well-used by cyclists, joggers, and inline skaters. Picnic areas and pit toilets are scattered along the 11km (one-way) path at regular intervals. Families and groups use this trail often. Please keep the speeds reasonable and be aware of all users; fatal collisions have occurred on this trail in the past.

Directions:

The trailhead is difficult to reach by transit, though catching a bus to Capilano College and hoofing it from there is both picturesque and shady. Using transit, the closest bus stop is a good 2-3km from the start of the multi-use trail.

Traveling by car, head towards Capilano College and drive straight past the main gate to the campus. Keep right on driving, past the riding stables and cemetery. The road turns to gravel here, but just keep on chugging; you'll soon arrive at the trailhead, with ample free parking.

From Hiway #1, take the Mount Seymour Parkway exit, then immediately go North on Lillooet Road for about 4.6 km.


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By LucasLPosted By: LucasL  - Mon Apr 11 22:23:31 UTC 2016 Not Rated Upside Nice bike ride with views Downside Crossed the bridge at the end where the dam is and biked back on spur 4 it was gravel and downhill for a bit then turned to soil mixed with gravel dont know if they are regrading it or thats just the way it is but that plus extra uphill to get back to the trailway doesnt make for a good ride. Just needed to explore. Comment There are a couple of good hiking opportunities in that area if you are willing to bike to the trailheads. There is the needles that starts at the 6km mark right across from hydraulic creek picnic. Then there is Seymour lookout or Paton's lookout at 9.2 km then there is vicar lakes on the spur 4 road on the otherside close to the dam area. Do your research but i think vicar lakes is the toughest one plus longest bike ride. These are not sanctioned by the park so they are not on their maps.
By IGPosted By: IG  - Thu Mar 27 16:55:51 UTC 2014 Not Rated Question Hello,

My company is going to be sponsoring a Walk for Memories for the Alzhiemers Society, and we are looking for areas in North Vancouver. Trying to look for a contact person who I can talk to about doing this at the Demonstration Forest at Seymour.

Thanks in advance!
Lauren

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By monikardaszPosted By: monikardasz  - Tue Sep 06 23:02:18 UTC 2011 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Comment One of the best biking trails for everybody (more/less experience bikers) Not a big fan of coming back the same way we've found an awesome forest trail at 6km which leads down to the river and the rest of the way we make along the river, gravel/mud path with some woodpath parts. The only downside is quite steep part at the very end, but still worth it! We've done it with a child carrier behind and a 5 year old on the bike, doable:)
By Urban trekkerPosted By: Urban trekker  - Sun Sep 12 01:36:38 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside The access road is now paved all the way to the trailhead parking lot but has speed bumps every 100 meters or so.
By lordjohnPosted By: lordjohn  - Mon Aug 02 15:37:06 UTC 2010 Not Rated Comment Actually, you can get quite close by public transit. Take the bus to Lynn Valley (# 228). Get off at Dempsey & Lynn Valley Rd (The End of The Line Store). Walk or ride towards Lynn Headwaters Park, turn right (about 200 m) on Rice Lake Rd, at the bottom, there will be a pedestrian bridge, cross it (takes you East of Lynn Creek), climb the path on the other side, & voila! you're at the trailhead.
By walterbusebazoPosted By: walterbusebazo  - Wed Apr 21 02:30:44 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Most of the necessary info. Downside Incomplete description Comment At the end of the 11 Km., the fish hatchery is worth a visit. Go across the vehicle access road and down the paved hill. Turn left at the bottom of the hill and follow the signs. The gravel path and single track of about 1 Km. takes you to the hatchery.. The views of the Seymour falls are amazing. There is a beach of crystal clear calm water that is a blessing (49.43352, -122.96592) write in google earth (fly to) exactly as that. Biking is the best way. Pedal thru the hatchery to the road and go back (about 1 Km.) to the junction where you can start the 11 Km. return.


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