What an absolutely beautiful area to hike in Josy! be sent by Email through the Contact Us The main one, as well as two lower lookouts on the way there. Lynn Loop is located in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. Dog friendly, but you should keep your pooch on a lead, especially at the moment, as there is an aggressive bear in the area. The true summit of Lynn Peak is nothing glorious by any mean and should not be bothered except for the peak-baggers. As the trail is often a creek bed. There's no perched-on-top-of-a-rocky-spire-screaming-I'm-king-(-or-queen-)-of-the-world experiences to be had, but then again, there's no gut-busting, lung-popping, thigh-destroying climb either. Moderate. 4 likes. You will want to get off of the bus near the end of the route at Dempsey and Lynn Valley Road. After getting off the bus, walk down the paved road into the forest towards the parking area and the start of the trail. Expect snow maybe on the last 30/40mns of the trail. One minute you are walking on what appears to be a dried creek bed full of rocks and then it becomes a gravel trail full of roots. The incline is comparable to the popular Grouse Grind up Grouse Mountain. I found it fun, but harder than I expected. From the easy Cedars Mill Trail, Lynn Loop Trail and the Headwaters Trail that run along the picturesque Lynn Creek to the more difficult and challenging peaks such as difficult Coliseum Mountain and the less challenging though still a great workout you get from Lynn Peak. Questions or comments can No snow at the peak, save for a couple patches... Did this hike on March 29th 2019. Lynn Peak is perfect for those Vancouver days when you’re not sure if the weather is going to stay sunny or dump buckets of rain on you. We’ve not yet ventured to the peak itself, but the forest is gorgeous up there. For the first 45 minutes to an hour it's pretty steep going. (999m for the South Lynn Peak and 921m for the Lynn Peak lookout) "Lynn loops trails moderate path comparing with the peak one" Yeah, I can see why people might not be fans. Not much view at the peak due to trees but a much better view at the viewpoint on the way down. Just be aware that Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains are always going to be a tough workout! Just pinned this for when I visit Vancouver. If you enter your email address to subscribe to this blog, you'll receive notifications of new posts by email. The trail to Lynn Peak is a challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park but the view from the top makes the climb worth the hard work. We will allow 4- 4.5 hours for this hike, bring lunches/ snacks/ lots of water 🙂 Some trekkers have prior commitments in the afternoon, or simply no desire to do that hike, so we can all … It... Did the trail today. The route is easy to follow, but the path is steep, rocky and covered in tree roots. The trail makes its way through the second-generation growth forest, ascending quickly. This was the view from the peak. It is a really peaceful spot! This is way more fun as it really feels like you have made it into the wilderness by this point. I have no idea what any of these fungi are, but it was fun to look out for them on the trail.  We’re going on a wild foraging tour next month, so hopefully I can learn what some of them are. Explore eebeejay's photos on Flickr. It’s a perfect spot to stop for lunch. That must be the most positive write-up of Lynn Peak ever 🙂 It has a pretty bad reputation but I must admit I’d rather do it than the Grind. From the easy Cedars Mill Trail, Lynn Loop Trail and the Headwaters Trail that run along the picturesque Lynn Creek to the more difficult and challenging peaks such as difficult Coliseum Mountain and the less challenging though still a great workout you get from Lynn Peak. You went super close to this too last weekend right? Go left onto the trail and then right onto the gravel road as you retrace your steps back to the Lynn Creek crossing and parking lot area. The viewpoint looks out towards Seymour. Once you leave Lynn Loop and start on the Lynn Peak trail, you will quickly be met with a trail of softball sized rocks so good hiking … The first lookout offers a great view of Seymour Mountain. This is a moderate one way trail to Lynn Peak in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. We brought along our North Shore trail map for this, but we didn’t really need it. Go right and follow the wide gravel road for less than 10 minutes until you reach a sign marking the start of Lynn Loop on your left. From downtown Vancouver, take the Seabus across to North Vancouver and at the Lonsdale Quay bus loop, take bus #228 to Lynn Valley. Jan 4, 2016 - Lynn Peak in North Vancouver is a steep hike located in the Lynn Creek area and offers a great view of Vancouver and Seymour Mountain. day off in Vancouver. There is a trail that continues from this point to the summit, however there are no views at the summit and most people only make it to the last viewpoint, which is known as Lynn Peak. How hard is it? This patch somehow avoided the logging that took place on the rest of the North Shore so there are some huuuuge douglas fir and cedar trees. Find a place along the rocks to sit and soak in the view before heading back. Sign up for Facebook today to discover local businesses near you. It's a worthwhile shoulder-season hike, as it is the first peak … gear, and other outdoor related updates. Then, follow the Lynn Loop trail (you have to walk up a gravel road for a short way first) and a little while later the Lynn Peak Trail will bear off to the right (there is a little bit of climbing involved before you get there). ... A steep trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park with a great view, Lynn Peak is a great hike close to the city. This just means it’ll be a pretty hike, whatever happens. Those clouds are amazing. At first I was startled by the crashing noises (I thought it might be a bear) until we worked out what was causing the racket! Wow, that is such a good guide! This hike has quite a few sign posts and once you’re on the Lynn Peak trail, just keep following it to the top! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m sure I saw lovely Lynn Canyon photos from you in twitterland. Once you’ve made it into the park, follow the signs to the Lynn Loop to start the walk. The Lynn Valley has an amazing array of hiking possibilities. This is a very steep trail, often drawing comparisons to the Grouse Grind, and has a great view of Vancouver from the peak. On average it takes 1 hour28 minutes to complete this trail. Thanks Marysia! It sounds like very few people love this hike!! Dogs: You should always aim to bring the ten essentials Lynn Peak is sometimes compared to the Grouse Grind as it offers a great cardio workout but is much less crowded. So, take my post with a pinch of salt! From there it’s a short hop, skip and a jump into Lynn Headwaters Park. From the easy Cedars Mill Trail, Lynn Loop Trail and the Headwaters Trail that run along the picturesque Lynn Creek to the more difficult and challenging peaks such as difficult Coliseum Mountain and the less challenging though still a great workout you get from Lynn Peak. If you want to walk a little further, head to Norovan Falls. It might be good on warm days, but I’m not convinced that I’d like it in the middle of the summer…I have a feeling you’d need a lot of bug spray! Lynn Peak is a much different hike than the Norvan Falls hike. If you’re not here for long, I think Goat Mountain is my favourite of the North Shore hikes. View a map of Driving directions to Lynn Peak. Bring your walking boots at least! The trail is quite rocky in sections, so watch your step as many of the rocks can easily be knocked loose causing an injury. Thanks Debbie! Lynn Peak is a challenging 12.4 km hike with 1019 metres of elevation. As soon as you make it onto the Lynn Peak trail, the ground becomes rocky and rooty (is that a word!?) There are quite a few possible places to park; There are car parks up the Lynn Valley Road – this is the shortest walk. All content, photos and gps data are © 2007 - 2020 VancouverTrails.com. This is best in Spring. Right near the peak, there was a squirrel rushing around at the top of the trees, sending giant pine cones crashing into the undergrowth below. Learn how your comment data is processed. Yes! The Lynn Peak trail is moderately challenging, and offers moderate rewards. 758 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos taken at ‘Lynn Peak Trail’ Yay! The trail to Lynn Peak starts on the Lynn Loop route, so walk past the sign and follow the trail as it quickly heads uphill. Photo about Lynn Peak Trail in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, Vancouver, BC. Hike to the Lynn peak at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver! Facilities: Your Yoho hike must have been worth it for the views above the treeline! It was harder than I expected. opt-in to receive email updates, news and information from Oct 24, 2020 Lynn Peak Trail Report; Lynn Peak (North Vancouver) All Clear / Green; Snow Covered - non groomed snow cover; Hike Reporter Primary Activity; Trail looks like baby head-sized rocks in a creek bed but besides that is easily travelled. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Lynn Loop is a short trail that takes you up through the forest before looping back along the rushing water of Lynn Creek. The distance and elevation gain is similar to the neighboring mountain, the Grouse Grind. As there are no steps, you need to really watch your step! Time: 4 – 4.5 hours Image of people, wood, trunk - 117802090 Lynn Loop Trail Hiking Route. This is a very good trail for workouts. What a lovely looking hike, Josy. I have a feeling you’re whole travelling family would love it here!! There is a loo by the Rice Lake Gate, near the entrance to Lynn Headwaters Park. Hiking Trail. Hehehe right after I wrote this, I saw a twitter thread about the worst walks near Vancouver, and quite a few people listed Lynn Peak(!) I’ve never actually seen how you get the pine nuts from pine cones, so I was really glad that squirrels left some lying about! This kept the hike interesting. That’s also the end of the official “Lynn Ridge Trail”. What to bring: My favourite time to hike it is in May or June when the forest flowers are in bloom. After the first look out, you’ll reach a grove of beeeeautiful old trees (called the enchanted forest.) The trail is steep, strenuous and well marked. Enjoy the view before continuing up the rocky trail as the grade steepens once again. It gives you an open view back to Vancouver. The trees tower above you, but it is nothing like the Grind in terms of solitude! Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has many trails that offer a variety in choosing shorter hikes to longer day hikes. I think those squirrel cones are from subalpine firs – were they blue-grey in colour? Although the trail continues to climb, there … Another 30-40 minutes later, you reach a viewpoint with a much clearer view of Seymour Mountain and the red radio towers that broadcast to Vancouver. To reach the start of the trail, take Highway #1 to the Lynn Canyon Exit and follow Lynn Valley Road northbound. It was pretty clear on Monday, so we could see out as far as the San Juan Islands in America. It isn’t actually a single peak! Awesome day on the mountain. Lynn Peak is a challenging 12.4 km hike with 1019 metres of elevation. After that, we just retraced our steps and followed the Lynn Peak trail back down the mountain, past the sweary squirrels. The trail is a solid, heart pounding climb up to the … I just really liked the forest, and how quiet the trail was. This hike has quite a few sign posts and once you’re on the Lynn Peak trail, just keep following it to the top! The elevation gain for this hike is not particularly huge. Lynn Peak is a 2,814 m blue singletrack trail located near North Vancouver British Columbia. For those wanting a slightly longer hike, follow the less-used trail for another 20 minutes where pink ribbons mark this section instead of the yellow markers that lead to the peak. Our hike was about 820m in elevation gain from the car park to the peak and it was less than 15km. The terrain changes throughout. Looks like this would be a good one to do on a warmer day since you have so much coverage with the trees. Nice hikking into the woods with 650m of elevation gain; You start at 300m and... Did this March 31, 2019. form. From this point, it is just a short uphill section and a final short, steep climb that brings you to the most spectacular view of the day at Lynn Peak. Most people don’t actually go to the top of the Lynn Peaks, they stop at this viewpoint and admire Mount Seymour, Burnaby, and the Metro Vancouver area below them. The path is less well maintained, so it’s narrower, soggier and has more felled trees for you to climb over. The city and as far away as the USA can been seen on a sunny, clear day. Lynn Peak is sometimes compared to the Grouse Grind as it offers a great cardio workout but is … We attempted a hike similar to this on our drive to Yoho and it was filled with exposed roots and basically all uphill. This video is unavailable. We only saw two other hikers on our way up, and we didn’t see anyone on our return! Compared to the nearby Grouse Grind, this trail is much easier and much less … If you would like to take on this mountain but would prefer a shorter, easier adventure, South Lynn Peak may be the answer. This is the same trailhead as other popular hikes like Norvan Falls, Lynn Peak, Coliseum Mountain, and Hanes Valley.. To begin the hike, park at Lynn Headwaters (), and walk onto the trail.There is a park map and … Beyond the trail was still marked by flaggings but I don’t think it’s regularly maintained. 😀. I was surprised to see a small patch of black mushrooms that had a slightly purple tint. Elevation gain: 750m to the look out, 820m to the South Lynn Peak. They were huge and dark grey, and sticky! From our car at closest parking lot to the trailhead, the distance is 5.4 km to the Lynn peak viewpoint. To be honest, the lower lookouts were a little disappointing. This is a clip of my way down from Lynn Peak. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. If there is no parking here, backtrack about 500m to the overflow lot and walk back towards the overflow parking lot. I love reading your hiking notes, you explain it all so clearly! The trail has a mellow start and follows the graded path above the eastern side of Lynn Creek before continuing left along the Lynn Loop Trail. The whole area around Vancouver is really pretty! Washroom facilities are located near the parking area before crossing the bridge over Lynn Creek. Lynn Peak ist eine anspruchsvolle 12,4 km lange Wanderung mit 1019 Höhenmetern. Cedars Mill and Lynn Headwaters Trail Loop To access the Cedars Mill and Lynn Headwaters Trail Loop, hikers must first walk along the Lynn Valley Loop trail … Let the bus driver know where you are going and they can stop at the location. The trail to Lynn Peak is a challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park but the view from the top makes the climb worth the hard work. Lynn Peak is one of North Vancouver's most popular and accessible trails. We stayed for a while listening to the birds and watching the layers of clouds change shape above us. Lynn Peak Trail. Altitude change. 😀. I was starting to worry about the sweary little dudes! 976 ft. Altitude max. It looks over to the west towards Grouse Mountain and on a clear day, out into the Georgia Strait. The Lynn Headwaters Trail continues to the beautiful Norvan … Continue past the shopping center and past the turnoff to Lynn Canyon Park. The trail starts from the beautiful Lynn Headwaters picnic area, crossing the picturesque Lynn Creek before following the Lynn Loop Trail. It’s not impressive on its own. Vancouver Trails about local hiking information, events, deals on Go right and begin climbing uphill to Lynn Peak. The Lynn Headwaters Trail continues to the beautiful Norvan … The viewpoint near the top does have a nice view down to Burnaby and East Van, so if the clouds have parted by the time you get to the top, you’ll have an extra reward! The Lynn Peak trail branches off the (also lovely) Lynn Loop. about upcoming contests, and special offers. We followed Lynn Peak Trail which is uphill and rocky so best you watch your footing. It’s pretty easy, but slippy in places, especially on the tree roots. This trail goes by South Lynn Peak. There are no facilities along the trail to Lynn Peak. Lynn Peak. I found the trail well marked with some bits quite rocky, but overall the trail was very manageable. I always underestimate the effect elevation can have on them. Makes for a tougher adventure for sure! See 3 photos and 1 tip from 55 visitors to Lynn Peak Trail. Let me know when you visit as I have loads of other good ideas for hikes. We will meet in the Lynn Headwaters Parking lot, by the ranger station, and hike the Lynn Loop until the trail splits off to Lynn Peak! Although we try to keep information as current as possible, www.vancouvertrails.com makes no warranty or representation as to the availability, quality, fitness for purpose, conditions or accuracy of the information provided with respect to this trail or trails. The Lynn Peak Trail is a rigorous hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park with a distance of 9 km to the summit. I should probably call it Lynn Peaks, as there is a lookout, followed by the South peak, then the North peak. The hike along the Lynn Loop Trail begins at the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park trailhead. This report was generated from the a ridelog. I There is also a much longer hike that takes you to Lynn Peak, however this is not open in the winter. The Lynn Lake trail, in the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in Vancouver's North Shore mountains,The trail is flagged, though probably not recently. Where the road turns left, continue going straight along the narrow road to the last parking lot. Hiked on 03.03.2019. I’m still glad we did the extra walk from the viewpoint though as I loved the mushroom-filled pathway. I was glad to have hiking sticks for the way down. Last year we were regularly sworn at by squirrels as we hiked all the North Shore hiking trails. Thanks for your comment! Initially setting out to the south peak, the trail is quite wide and consists of mainly rocks. The Lynn … 2,069 ft. Altitude min. eebeejay has uploaded 2914 photos to Flickr. You can’t really see anything from them. I had never seen pine cones quite like that. In terms of route-finding, it’s very easy! However I did find this walk harder than I expected. However, it is a steady climb with long stretches of exposed roots and loose rubble and boulders along the way. There are a number of trails that branch off the main loop trail including a a 20 min hike up to a viewpoint (there is a sign indicating this). Lynn Headwaters Park is truly gorgeous when the trees are surrounded by mist and when sun streams through their foliage. After walking for about 40 minutes, a small view of Seymour Mountain appears on the right, much of which has grown over. The Lynn Peak hike is uphill pretty much all the way – it’s more of a workout. Please ensure that you pick up after your dog to prevent wild animals being attracted to the area. The hike changes quite a bit after the lookout. 3 Reviews of Lynn Peak (via Hydraulic Creek Trail) "A supposed 10km was not what I experienced while tackling this summit. Highest Point: 1015m for North Lynn Peak It’s pretty easy to reach via public transport too. Sign up to receive hiking updates, information And I can totally relate to the jelly legs. About 20 minutes further, there is a viewpoint on the left that is sometimes easy to miss. In terms of route-finding, it’s very easy! Lynn Canyon Park - Lynn Loop - A walk and a lark, Simpson River trail – Kootenay National Park, The Baden Powell trail – it will take you along the whole of the North Shore, towards. This… Distance: 14 km (ish) depending on which car park you start from.  I’m glad you like the look of it too. conditions are very poor in some areas. Watch Queue Queue It's a pretty treacherous, steep, rooty, slippery, buggy trail, with few views. Expect windfall and slides to make route finding still an issue at times. We started at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, where there is a new car park close to the Rice Lake Gate (it must be reeeally new as it’s not on google maps yet!). Mountains of British Columbia at Wikia Recent changes All pages Subpages Connections Editing tutorial [refresh ] The Lynn Peaks are located in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, in the District of North Vancouver. There is a well maintained trail to the Lynn Peak viewpoint which, at 921 metres, is short of the … From the parking area, walk towards and cross Lynn Creek to where a signboard is on the other side with a map of the area. The information provided herein is further subject to our Terms of Use. Shortly after the trail levels and crosses a wooden boardwalk, a sign marking the junction to Lynn Peak appears. More Stats for Lynn Peak hike trail. The Lynn Peak trail branches off the (also lovely) Lynn Loop. We brought along our North Shore trail map for this, but we didn’t really need it. The hike itself is normally done only to a lookout, and not to the actual summit of Lynn Peak - which lies a few … It’s not a super popular walk, but it was really fun! Looks like something I would enjoy, great post! We saw crazy fluffy mushrooms, bright orange mushrooms, and mushrooms that looks like noses, sniffing out from the tree trunks. In addition to Lynn Peak, there are sooo many good trails close to Lynn Peak! This meant I was really happy to hear squirrels shouting at us on our walk up the peak. Take bus #228 to Lynn Valley and get off at Dempsey and Lynn Valley Road (by the general store/cafe). If you would like to take on this mountain but would prefer a shorter, easier adventure, South Lynn Peak … Top of switcbacks / Headwaters Trail junction: N49.37631 W123.03237: 10U 497650 5469290: Boulders (point of interest) N49.37544 W123.03046: 10U 497789 5469193: Lynn Valley Viewpoint junction: N49.36804 W123.03061: 10U 497778 5468371: Lynn Peak Trail junction: N49.36252 W123.02585: 10U 498123 5467757: Twin Bridge Trail … Have pinned and mixed. It took us 3 attempts to get a view from the main lookout… I like it more than I used to since I noticed the old-growth forest – there are some lovely big trees up there. On our map, it looked like there are three lookouts on Lynn Peak. Hi Jim, Just read your piece on Lynn Headwaters,and thought I'd mention the hike up Lynn Peak.You get to it off the Lynn Loop trail,and,for those who Lynn Peak Trail - ClubTread Community Google search The thing I liked most about the top section of this walk, was all the amazing mushrooms. 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