Eagle Bluffs – Cypress Mountain

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Elevation : 350m
8km, 4h

Discovered this trail this fall for the first time. A really nice surprise… Steep sections at the start (read – pretty steep and steady) with a nice flat trail at the end to go around the lake and to the view point. Hoping to do this one again snowshoeing or during the summer !

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Dog Mountain

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Elevation :  minimal
5km, 2h
45 min from Vancouver

Totally family friendly.. I usually take my non-hikers friends there for their first try. Usually a good one ; nice views, minimal effort, lots of fun. Trail can be busy though! Some up and downs. Trailhead at Mt. Seymour parking.

Lynn Peak – North Shore

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Elevation : 720m
9km, 4h
1h from Vancouver

I would categorize this hike as a ‘ nicer ‘ Grouse Grind. No stairs – but roots and steep sections. With some nice view points! Easily accessible in Lynn Park… Good training, that for sure. A nice spot to go on the North Shore!

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St. Marks Summit – Cypress

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Elevation : 460m
11km, 5h
45min from Vancouver

We did this hike in the fall just when the first snowfall arrived. It’s been a while now as I am creating this blog more than a year after I hiked it, but I do remember a good way up at the beginning, followed but a long section in the forest and then the summit where the clouds moved away just as we were having our lunch… And beautiful views.

The Chief – Squamish

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Elevation : 600m
11km, 6h for the 3 peaks
1h15 from Vancouver

A classic. The Chief. Good work out for sure, different terrains (stairs, rocks, ladders, exposed peaks… up and down between the peaks…) and lots of fun. Great, great views of the Squamish Valley and Howe Sound. A must :o) !

Mount Harvey – Howe Sound

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Elevation : 1500m
13km, 7-9h
40min from Vancouver

One of the first trail I did when I moved out here… I don’t know what I was thinking ahaha! 4h of steep uphill non-stop before you get to the exposed and rocky peak. We actually decided to go down on the other side of the peak (goes down in the valley between Harvey and The Lions)… the trail isn’t well marked on that side and it took us some time and map/gps to find the trail back to the main lodging road, but we did! Amazing view. Difficult trail for sure. To do on a nice day… The effort isn’t worth it if you don’t get a view up there!