Lynn Peak

Vancouver, British Columbia V7K 0A1

Lynn Peak

Lynn Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Pack a picnic and protect your ankles for this hike to a scenic viewpoint almost at the top of Lynn Peak. The route is steep and rocks (ranging from tennis-ball to bowling-ball size) pose a technical challenge. Still, with its three definitive viewpoints and a dense, quiet forest, this is considered a more scenic and less-busy alternative to the Grouse Grind.

Some local residents come to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park to fi ll up bottles with fresh mountain water. Take their lead and fi ll up a water bottle here at the trailhead fountain, as there are no rushing brooks on this route and this elevation-intense hike will leave you wanting a few long, cool drinks."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Easy Hiking Around Vancouver (Greystone Books)
Jean Cousins
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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." Read more

Lynn Peak Reviews

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9/5/2011 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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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,434 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Best May-Oct
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office, Suite 130, 1200 W. 73rd Ave., Vancouver, V6P 6G5; (604) 224-5739;
Local Contacts
Lynn Peak is in Lynn Head- waters Regional Park, which has paper maps available at the Lynn Valley Road trailhead and online. The trail also appears on maps for the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. A topographic map (92G6) is available through the National Topographic System and online at
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Dec 2018