Lynn Headwaters

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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In 1981, when storms damaged the intakes, Lynn watershed was abandoned as the source of North Vancouver’s water supply; in 1985, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park came into being. This extensive wilderness area, logged in the 1800s, is now accessible to hikers. The low-level trails offer excellent hiking from May onwards. Begin by walking downstream (south) on the gravel road as far as the gate to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, where Lynn Loop Trail plunges left into the forest. Edged by salal and Oregon grape, this excellent trail along the benchland of the Lynn valley was made by the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. After you pass the trail to Lynn Peak striking off to the right, the easy gradient is maintained as you walk on through the forest of tall hemlocks and cedars and the hundred-year-old stumps of their predecessors.

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"In 1981, when storms damaged the intakes, Lynn watershed was abandoned as the source of North Vancouver’s water supply; in 1985, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park came into being. This extensive wilderness area, logged in the 1800s, is now accessible to hikers. The low-level trails offer excellent hiking from May onwards.

Begin by walking downstream (south) on the gravel road as far as the gate to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, where Lynn Loop Trail plunges left into the forest. Edged by salal and Oregon grape, this excellent trail along the benchland of the Lynn valley was made by the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. After you pass the trail to Lynn Peak striking off to the right, the easy gradient is maintained as you walk on through the forest of tall hemlocks and cedars and the hundred-year-old stumps of their predecessors."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Vancouver
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Allow 3.5 hours
Season: Best May to November
Driving Directions: Directions to Lynn Headwaters

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9/5/2011
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Trails.com is not showing all the trails in the Lynn Valley area. You will be able to find more information by doing a simple Google search. My wife and I did the Lynn Peak Trail while on vacation. We thought it was OK, but not great. The top elevation was 992k. But the views from the top weren't that good. Also, the trail was completely covered with golf ball sized rocks. So the trip back down was a little dicey. We passed a bunch of people who were scared of slipping and turned around. Overall I was really glad we checked the area out. Like I said, there are a ton of trails there. The whole area is really beautiful and worth checking out.



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