Mount Seymour Trail

Mount Seymour Trail

This trail, as the name suggests, is in Mount Seymour provincial park, North Vancouver. Trail head is at Mount Seymour Ski resort. It’s an out-and-back trail. Round trip is about 8 km and elevation gain is about 550 m. Parking lot is huge therefore you should be able to find a space unless you come during peak winter skiing season.

On the trail, there are 3 peaks, the first (pump) peak, the second (pump) peak (aka Tim Jones peak), and the third peak (Mount Seymour itself). The trail is ascending almost all the way from the trail head to the second peak. There is minimum tree coverage therefore proper sun protection is necessary. Bring enough water depending on your hydro need, From the second peak to the third peak, there is a bit of scrambling.

Snow covers the trail most time of the year so micro spikes are a good idea to bring along during your hike in the winter and early spring seasons. There are several popular hiking trails, like Dog Mountain, that share part of this trail, therefore an offline trail map is highly recommended. Trail markers are sparse in part of the trails so another good reason to have offline maps. In winter or spring, the trail markers will be covered by snow. During your hike, pay attention to any available trail markers (or your offline map) because some trails will lead you to other difficult and long hikes.

I hiked this trail in both summer and winter season. The trail, and the views look and feel totally different depending on which season you hike (with or without snow). Outside of snow-free season, the trail has a lot of scrambling, and walking on ridges sections. However they are not that hard core scrambling type like you do in Golden Ears Summit.

You will have beautiful views of surrounding mountains and city of Vancouver and surround cities on any of three peaks on a clear day.

Mount Seymour Trail in Winter

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

Mount Seymour Trail in Summer