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The Best Hiking in Vancouver

Looking for the best hiking in Vancouver? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Vancouver. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Vancouver

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge

    3.7
    This is a great place to visit to get a feeling for the outdoors of Canada. The bridge is a little scary when a lot of people are walking across, but it is well worth the look.Measuring 140 m (460 ft) long, the bridge crosses over the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Col...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Swim at the Lynn Canyon Swimming Hole

    4.7
    0.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    From the last field at inter city park, continue walking down the road to the Lynn Canyon trail. Follow the trail up the wooden boardwalks and to the first open area on the trail. When you can see the creek to your left, head down to the creek. To get to this particular swimming hole, you will ha...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Up Brothers Creek Loop

    4.3 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    The directions to get to this location are a bit scattered as you need to weave through the upper streets of the British Properties. Driving Instructions If you are coming along Highway #1, take the Taylor Way exit and turn right (coming from the east) or left (coming from the west) onto Taylor W...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike the Lynn Canyon Loop

    4.3
    4 mi
    The Lynn Canyon Loop is a 5km trail that takes you up through the dense forest before looping back along the rushing water of the river.There are several trail systems throughout Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, that cater to every ability. Depending on what you're looking for, Lynn Canyon can prov...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Rice Lake

    3.5
    Walk down Rice Lake Road, cross the bridge, and follow the pathway towards the park ranger buildings. Past the buildings you will find a gravel path going into the trees, which will take you towards a fence beside the trail. Continue on the path towards the lake, while the trees and moss along th...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Crown Mountain

    5.0
    6.1 mi / 1263.1 ft gain
    You can take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and then hike from there which roughly takes around 5 hrs at a decent pace. The hike is a hard one that is a lot of up and down and a fair bit of climbing.You can start at the top of the Skyride on Grouse Mountain, follow the paved path to the grizzly b...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Lighthouse Park

    4.5
    To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Norvan Falls

    4.3
    8.7 mi
    The trail starts in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. This is a fantastic day hike that give you just enough of a challenge but isn't too long. It's about 14km to the norvan waterfalls and back ( 7km each way) and it totally work the walk. There is very minimal gain on this hike. The first bit of th...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Cypress Falls in West Vancouver

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 400 ft gain
    Drive the the end of Woodgreen Pl in West Vancouver, and you will pass the tennis courts on your right. You will see a little dirt road that heads up into the woods on your left - drive up this road ~30 feet into the parking lot. From the Parking lot, hike up the trail beside cypress creek (this ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Goat Mountain

    5 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    Goat Mountain is a picturesque hike that starts from the top of the Grouse Mountain Ski Resort. On a sunny, clear day, the top of Goat Mountain can offer views of Vancouver and even as far away as Mount Baker, Vancouver Island, and some of the mountain ranges in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Quarry Rock

    3.5
    2.4 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    Deep Cove is a cozy little town located at the base of Mt. Seymour, lying on the shores of the Indian Arm which is a branch of the Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver.  In autumn, the tree-lined streets glow orange in the sunlight and the sailboats, kayakers and paddleboarders fill the harbour with ...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Hollyburn Mountain

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 450 ft gain
    Park in the Hollyburn cross country parking lot and start your hike up the under the powerlines. After about 15 mins the trail will flatten out and you will arrive at the warming hut. Take a left and follow the orange markers as it slowly weaves its way through a series of trees and valleys.Event...
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  • Belcarra, British Columbia

    Hike the Jug Island Trail

    4.7
    From the parking lot at Belcarra Regional Park, follow the Jug Island Trail. It is well marked and well walked so it's near impossible to wander off in the wrong direction! The beach near Jug Island is at the very tip of the peninsula and offers beautiful views of the Indian Arm and surrounding m...
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  • Belcarra, British Columbia

    Hike to Jug Island

    3.4 mi / 328 ft gain
    Park your car at the Belcarra Regional Parking Lot and head into the forest. There will be a trail marker beside the playground. Walk about 5 mins along this trail and cross the road. There will be two trails - take the one on the left and follow this trail uphill. The trail is very well marked a...
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  • Belcarra, British Columbia

    Hike the Springboard Trail and Explore Woodhaven Swamp

    5.9 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    From the parking lot at Woodhaven Swamp, head down the wooden steps to the lower path and then follow the path clockwise, passing over a small boardwalk bridge at the east end of the wetland. At the west side of the swamp, look out for a smaller trail that veers off on the left and follow that as...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike St Mark's Summit

    4.3
    From the Cypress Mountain downhill parking lot, head north toward the nearby chairlift and look for the Howe Sound Crest Trail sign. The trail follows alongside the several ski runs until a sign that points to the right to the Howe Sound Crest Trail. Follow this trail uphill until it merges onto ...
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