Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
760.00 m (2,493.44 ft)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
9.00 km (5.59 mi)
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Lynn Peak is one of North Vancouver's most popular and accessible trails. The trail starts from the beautiful Lynn Headwaters picnic area, crossing the picturesque Lynn Creek before following the Lynn Loop Trail.

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. After a few hundred meters there's a junction with the Lynn Peak Trail. At this point the smooth graded trail gives way to an abrupt ascent on loose rocks and wet tree roots.

Like most of the accessible north shore hikes, this trail has considerable elevation gain and limited opportunities. Unlike most other north shore ascents, the climb to Lynn Peak has considerable variety in both trail conditions and forest. There's ample opportunity to savour the lush undergrowth at lower elevations, while the steep rocky pitches mercifully level off intro tranquil green swales.

As you approach the peak there is a wonderful contrast, and the trail ambles toward the sides of the ridge, offering teasing glimpses to both the east and west before diving back into the forest as the canopy closes in and and the light is shut out. A series of staircase-like climbs finally give way to a portal to a rocky vantage point with views of nearby Pump Peak, Mount Baker and the North Cascades, the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.

Take a break and take in the views before retracing your steps back to the trailhead. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, an unmarked trail does continue along the ridgeline, though advanced navigation and route-finding skills are required.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

No

Open from

April 01 to October 31

Pros

Scenic. Transit accessible. Near other adventures. Family friendly.

Cons

Crowded. Insects in summer.

Trailhead Elevation

702.10 ft (214.00 m)

Highest point

2,979.00 ft (908.00 m)

Features

Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Family friendly
Potable water

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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