BEST Hiking Trails of 2019

BEST Hiking Trails of 2019

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1) St. Mark’s Summit

Length: 11 km round-trip

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

St. Mark’s Summit offers one of BC’s best views of How Sound. The trail leads you along ski runs with rocky sections and into a wild forest with brilliant views. Continue on up to gain some elevation over a set of switchbacks before you reach St. Mark’s Summit. The Summit is marks with a sign post so you won’t miss it!

2) Dog Mountain

Length:5 km

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

As the most popular hike in Mount Seymour Provincial Park, this short hike offers a spectacular of Mount Baker, Stanley Park, Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. This trail is often described as rooty and rocky, and can also be quite muddy and silppery during wet seasons

3) Mount Seymour

Length: 9 km

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

It’s popularity peaks during the Winter seasons for their ski hills, but did you know that it’s also one of the most popular Summer hikes? Their Summer hiking trail wanders up the mountain, passing a few peaks before reaching a panoramic view of the city of Vancouver and the Coastal Mountain Range

4) Stawamus Chief

Length: 11 km

Duration: 6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

The classic hike of the region brings you up the steep trail to one of its three peaks, with a remarkable view of Howe Sound and Garibaldic Provincial Park. The hike is challenging, but highly rewarding with its brilliant view. You may find ladders, chains and other features that can assist you with the difficult parts along the trail.

5) Grouse Grind

Length: 2.9 km

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Difficult

This infamous hike is best known for its short yet challenging trail up Grouse Mountain, which requires both physical strength and endurance. The trail begins east of Grouse Mountain with posts set up for hikers to start their journey. The hike is split into four quarters, each consisting of areas for relief. Once you’ve reached the top, the Gondola is only a ride down!

6) Garibaldi Lake

Length: 18 km

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

The hike begins with wooden steps along the top of Rubble Creek. Though the first six kilometers of the hike is an uphill climb, however, as you keep moving on the reward will be worth it. The final destination is a scenic view of turquoise-coloured water beds between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the back drop. Doesn’t that sound like it came straight out of a movie?

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