Trail Trekkers

Hiking in the forest

Hikes on the North Shore

Established in 1989, this hiking group explores the many trails of the North Shore at an intermediate pace.

Trail Trekkers hikes are free for anyone with a North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Fitness Membership. Non-members can pay a fitness membership day visit fee.

Participants should have proper equipment including good hiking shoes/boots, a fanny/day pack, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, a flashlight for evenings and water. Be prepared for changeable weather, and longer outings. No dogs allowed. No umbrellas allowed due to safety concerns. Routes may be subject to change for safety reasons (dependent on weather and trail conditions). Hikes are approximately 2 hours long.

Advance registration is required for all of our hikes and walks, we can no longer accept drop-ins. Registration can be done online using the links below, or by calling 604-987-7529. Registration begins at 9:00am on the Monday, one week before the hike.

Walk / Hike Ratings
Easy Little to no elevation gain
Moderate Up to approximately 200m elevation change. Distance 4-15 km, some basic trail experience needed. Should have proper equipment and water. There may be stairs and obstacles like fallen trees, moderate changes in elevation, some short steep sections.  No longer than 2 hours.
Moderate+ More than 200m elevation change. Distance 4-15 km, some trail experience needed. Should have proper equipment and water. Different surface types, sometimes not maintained, major changes in elevation with long, steep sections. May be longer than 2 hours.
Strenuous More than 300m elevation gain. Distance 4-15 km, some trail experience needed. Should have proper equipment and water. Challenging terrain, major changes in elevation with long, steep sections. May be longer than 2 hours.
Monday Evening Hikes

Guide: Sharon

Date Time Meeting Place Hike Registration
Jun 20 6:45pm Meet outside the End of the Line General Store
4193 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver.
Two Canyon Loop
Moderate+ and longer with stairs.
Register online
Jun 27 6:45pm Meet at the Gleneagles Community Centre, gravel parking lot, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Whyte Lake via Eagleridge
Moderate+ with steep sections. 
Register online
Jul 4 6:45pm Meet at Cypress Pop-Up Village, 3757 Cypress Bowl Rd., West Vancouver. (directions) Trestle Bridge via Cypress Falls car wreck
Poles are suggested. Moderate+ with long, steep sections
Sharon leading
Register online
Jul 11 6:30pm Meet corner of Mt. Hwy and Coleman (more than 2 hour parking), North Vancouver.   Cedar Tree
Hike to 600-year-old big Cedar Tree and return by crossing Lynn Creek (if water not high).
Strenuous and over 2 hours.
Sharon leading
Register online
Jul 18 6:45pm Meet at Skyline Dr. and Powerline trail, North Vancouver. Turn north off Montroyal onto Skyline, turn right after 3 blocks to continue on Skyline, park at end of road before gate.  Skyline Trail to USAF plane wreck
Strenuous climb up to the memorial.
Sharon leading
Register online
Jul 25 6:45pm Meet in the Deep Cove Lookout parking lot - 5th switchback and about 9.2 km up Mt. Seymour Rd.  Perimeter Trail to Goldie Lake
Moderate+ hike along a rocky trail. 
Sharon leading
Register online
Aug 1 No Hike  
Aug 8 6:45pm Meet at the Gleneagles Community Centre, gravel parking lot, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.  Eagleridge Bluffs
Strenuous with steep, uphill section.
Sharon leading
Register online
Aug 15 6:45pm Meet at the cabin area pullout on your right-hand side as you drive up Cypress Bowl Rd (12.8 km), West Vancouver. The pull out is just before you get to the Nordic Ski Area.   Blue Gentian Lake via Hollyburn Cabins
Moderate hike.  
Sharon leading
 
Register online
Aug 22 6:45pm Meet in front of the Cypress Creek Day Lodge, 6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver. (directions HSCT & Bowen Lookout Sunset hike
Moderate with steep section.  
Heather leading
Register online
Aug 29 6:45pm Meet at corner of St. Mary’s and Wooddale. From Lonsdale, turn right onto East Braemar, at the 4-way stop, turn left onto St. Georges Ave. and drive to Wooddale (4th road on right), turn right on Wooddale and drive to end of road - St. Mary’s.  St. George’s area trails
Moderate with some steep sections.
Femina & Heather leading
Register online

* Wear good walking or hiking shoes/boots - NO RUNNING SHOES - dress for the weather - bring hydration and snack. Please bring a flashlight.

Wednesday Morning Hikes

Call Barbara at 604-980-4492 for more information. 

Date

Time Meeting Place Hike Registration
Jun 22 9:30am Meet in front of the Cypress Creek Day Lodge (6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver). Bowen and Lions Lookout
Moderate with steep section and rocky/rooty trail.
Register online
Jun 29 9:30am

Meet at Inter River Park
1299 Premier St, North Vancouver, by the washroom building in the southernmost parking lot. Turn left off Lillooet Rd onto Inter River Park Rd (at Equestrian Centre), turn left to lower parking lot. Don’t trust Google directions.

Richard Juryn - Reverse
Moderate with rooty sections. 
Register online
Jul 6 9:30am Meet outside the End of the Line Store
4193 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver,
Park at Kilmer Park (more than 2 hr parking & washrooms).
Fisherman's  / Homestead
Moderate with one long steep section
Barbara and Femina leading
Register online
Jul 13 9:30am Meet at the corner of St. Mary’s and Wooddale, North Vancouver. 
From Lonsdale, turn right onto East Braemar, at the 4-way stop, turn left onto St. Georges Ave. and drive to Wooddale (4th road on right), turn right on Wooddale and drive to end of road - St. Mary’s. 
St Mary's / Baden Powell / Dempsey to Mosquito Creek Falls
Moderate with some stairs and rooty sections.
Barbara and Sharon leading
 
Register online
Jul 20 9:30am

Meet in gravel parking lot, take exit #4, turn right on Woodgreen Dr., turn right (3rd street on right) on Woodgreen Pl., West Vancouver.

Cypress Falls
Moderate+ with some steep sections.  
Barbara and Sharon leading

Register online
Jul 27 9:30am

Meet at the Hollyburn cross-country ski area in Cypress Mountain Park by the information board.

Blue Gentian Lake / West Lake
Moderate with one steep section. 
Barbara and Heather leading

Register online
Aug 3 9:30am

Meet at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal at 9:45 a.m. for 10:15 a.m. ferry to Snug Cove. Hike is 2.5 hours
Buy lunch afterward in Snug Cove.
Return on the 2:40 p.m. ferry.

Killarney Lake on Bowen Island
Moderate with some roots and rocks. 
Barbara and Heather leading

Register online
Aug 10 9:30am

Meet at Mountain Highway bikers parking lot at the top of Mountain Highway. (directions)

Cedar Tree
Moderate, longer with multiple creek crossings, rocks roots and one gully descent via rope. This hike will offer a 2-hour (Moderate) and a 3-hour (Moderate +) option.  
Barbara and Heather leading

Register online
Aug 17 9:30am

Meet at Bridgman Park, enter on 1300-block of E. Keith Road, North Vancouver between Mt. Hwy and Lynnmouth Ave.

Bridgman/Twin Falls Loop
Moderate with stairs, longer hike (2.5 hrs).
Barbara and Heather leading

Register online
Aug 24 9:30am

Meet Caulfeild Mall, 5375 Headland Dr., near north entrance, West Vancouver, take exit #4.

Sahalee Trail loop
Moderate+ with some steep, rocky sections.
Barbara and Heather leading

Register online
Aug 31 9:30am Meet at the Baden Powell trailhead on Hyannis Drive, west of Berkley, North Vancouver. Baden Powell / Bottletop
Moderate with rooty sections.
Barbara and Heather leading
Register online

* Wear good walking or hiking shoes/boots - NO RUNNING SHOES - dress for the weather - bring hydration and snack.

Friday Morning Hikes

Guide: Femina

Date Time  Meeting Place Walk Registration
Jun 24 9:30am Meet in gravel parking lot, take exit #4, turn right on Woodgreen Dr, turn right (3rd street on right) on Woodgreen Pl, West Vancouver. Cypress Falls
Moderate+ with some steep sections 
Register online
Jul 1 No Hike - Happy Canada Day
Jul 8 9:30am Meet Caulfeild Mall, 5375 Headland Dr, near north entrance, West Vancouver, take exit #4. Sahalee Trail 
Moderate+ with some steep, rocky sections.
Femina leading
Register online
Jul 15 9:30am Meet in parking lot near entrance and map kiosk, 4916 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver. Lighthouse Park
Moderate with rooty & rocky sections.   
Femina and Sharon leading
Register online
Jul 22 9:30am Meet outside the End of the Line Store (4193 Lynn Valley Rd), North Vancouver, corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey Rds. Park at Kilmer Park (more than 2 hr parking & washrooms). 

Lynn Loop via Varley Trail
Moderate with stairs section. 
Femina and Sharon leading

Register online
Jul 29 9:30am Meet TCT parking lot, West Vancouver, take exit #4, at the stop sign, turn left onto Woodgreen Dr, at the 4-way stop, go straight onto Westport Rd, and follow until it passes under the highway, turn right into a gravel parking area. Whyte Lake
Moderate+ with some steep sections. 
Femina and Sharon leading
Register online
Aug 5 9:30am Meet at Inter River Park
1299 Premier St, North Vancouver. Meet by the washroom building in the southernmost parking lot, turn left off Lillooet Rd onto Inter River Park Rd (at Equestrian Centre), turn left to lower parking lot. Don’t trust Google directions.
Richard Juryn
Moderate with rooty sections. 
Femina and Sharon leading
Register online
Aug 12 9:30am Meet Baden Powell trailhead at Km 3 on Seymour Mountain Road, North Vancouver (directions). 3-Chop/Old Buck
Strenuous with very steep uphill. 
Femina and Sharon leading
Register online
Aug 19 9:30am Meet at the Gleneagles Community Centre, gravel parking lot, 6262 Marine Dr, West Vancouver.  Whytecliff/Horseshoe Bay
Moderate with some stairs.
Femina away - Sharon & Heather  leading

 

Register online
Aug 26 9:30am Meet in gravel parking lot, take exit #4, turn right on Woodgreen Dr., turn right (3rd street on right) on Woodgreen Pl, West Vancouver (directions).  Cypress Falls
Moderate+ with some steep sections.
Femina and Heather leading
 
 
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