Mount Elsay

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Although it begins and ends on the improved trails of a provincial park, this hike to the peak north of Mount Seymour gives you a taste of true wilderness, with all that implies in terms of necessary equipment and backcountry experience. It is advisable to have done the Mount Seymour trip before attempting this hike. Described is a clockwise circuit from the Mount Seymour Trail, over Mount Elsay and back by the Elsay Lake Trail.

Mount Elsay Professional Review and Guide

"Although it begins and ends on the improved trails of a provincial park, this hike to the peak north of Mount Seymour gives you a taste of true wilderness, with all that implies in terms of necessary equipment and backcountry experience.

It is advisable to have done the Mount Seymour trip before attempting this hike. Described is a clockwise circuit from the Mount Seymour Trail, over Mount Elsay and back by the Elsay Lake Trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Vancouver
Distance: 9.9
Elevation Gain: 3,450 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 9 hours
Season: Best July to October
Local Contacts:
Local Maps: 92G/07 Port Coquitlam
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Elsay

Recent Trail Reviews

10/10/2005
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Due to time restrictions did not do the Mt Elsay Loop, but just the Elsay Lake Trail, ended up going off trail because once you get the pass Canadian Pass most of markers are only on the side of the rock. Ended up off trail and following another tapped route where others had lost their way as well. After back tracking, we found the route no problem, and then realized that you could only see most of the markers on the way back. Next time we will be able to find the trail for sure. Be sure to look for orange markers along the pass on both side of the rocks and trees...their are many intersecting trails as well. Very beautiful and sceneic trail, also suggest be prepared to be caught in the mountains overnight.



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