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 - 6:45pm

Guide: Sharon

Date Meeting Place Hike Registration
Sep 12 Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance. Sharon leading. Lower Mosquito Creek/Kings Mill Register online
Sep 19 Meet outside the End of the Line Store (4193 Lynn Valley Rd), North Vancouver, corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey roads.  Moderate with one long steep section. (Directions) Heather leading. (Sharon away)  Fisherman’s/Homestead  Register online
Sep 26

Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance. (directions) Heather leading. (Sharon away)

Capilano Hatchery Register online
Oct 3 Meet at Kinsmen Field South, 1905 Jones Ave, North Vancouver. (directions) Heather leading. (Sharon away) Green Necklace Register online
Oct 10 No hike on Thanksgiving   Register online
Oct 17 Meet Cleveland Dam by washrooms, North Vancouver. Park on 1100-block of Clements or Prospect as park gate closes before hike is over. Sharon leading. West Van Powerline loop Register online
Oct 24 Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance.  Sharon leading.  Lonsdale Quay via lower Mosquito Creek Register online
Oct 31 Meet at Delbrook Community Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside by entrance. Lots of decorated houses in Pemberton Heights and Edgemont areas. Sharon leading. Halloween hike - Bowser Trail Register online
Nov 7 Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance. (directions) Heather leading. (Sharon away) Upper Mosquito Creek & Powerline Register online
Nov 14 Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance. (directions) Heather leading. (Sharon away). A lot of road walking - wear hi-vis. Braemar/Dempsey loop Register online
Nov 21 Meet at Panorama Park, behind the Deep Cove Theatre (directions). Sharon leading.  Deep Cove trails Register online
Nov 28 Meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W. Queens Rd., outside the entrance.  Sharon leading.  Park Royal Loop Register online
Dec 5 Meet corner of 12th & Lonsdale (SW corner by Salvation Army). Hike to the Park & Tilford Hi-light festival - lots of lights, optional donation to the Firemen's burn foundation. Sharon leading.  Park & Tilford via Spirit Trail Register online
Dec 12 Meet entrance to Ambleside Park at 13th and Argyle, West Vancouver (directions). Walk to Dundarave Festival of trees. Sharon leading. Ambleside Village loop Register online
Dec 19 Meet at SeaBus - we will catch the 6:32pm SeaBus and return 9:15pm (next Seabus at 9:45pm). View some of the Christmas lights in the downtown area, then stop for drinks/food at Mahoney’s Tavern at the Convention Centre. Sharon leading.  Coal Harbour Party walk 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 - 9:30am

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

Date

Meeting Place Hike Registration
Sep 7 Meet at End of the Line Cafe (4193 Lynn Valley Rd), North Vancouver, corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey Rds. Park at Kilmer Park (more than 2 hr parking & washrooms). (directions) Moderate with steep section. Barbara and Heather leading. Fishermans / Circuit 8 Loop Register online
Sep 14 Cancelled
Sep 21 Meet in parking lot near entrance and map kiosk and public outhouses, 4916 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver. Moderate with rooty & rocky sections. (directions) Barbara and ? leading (Heather, Femina and Sharon away) Lighthouse Park Register online
Sep 27 Meet at Douglas Woodward Park Moderate+ with rocky, rooty sections. (directions) Barbara and Heather leading Douglas Park to Cypress Lookout Register online
Oct 4 Meet at Mountain Highway bikers parking lot at the top of Mountain Highway. (directions). Moderate, but longer with multiple creek crossings, rocks roots and one gully descent via rope. This hike will offer a 2-hour and a 3-hour option.  
Barbara and Heather leading
Cedar Tree Register online
Oct 11 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. Moderate with rocks and roots.
Barbara and Heather leading
Hastings Sea to Sky Loop Register online
Oct 19 Meet at Myrtle Park in Deep Cove
4383 Cove Cliff Road (directions)
Moderate with some roots and rocks. Barbara and Heather leading.
Cove Runner Loop Register online
Oct 25 Meet TCT parking lot, West Vancouver, take exit #4 Woodgreen Drive/Caulfeild. At the stop sign, turn left onto Woodgreen Dr. At the 4-way stop, go straight onto Westport Road, and follow until it passes under the highway, turn right into a gravel parking area.  Moderate with some steep sections. Barbara and Heather leading. Whyte Lake Register online
Nov 1 Meet at Cleveland Dam parking lot by the washrooms (directions) 5077 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver. Moderate with rooty sections. Barbara and Heather leading. Capilano Canyon Register online
Nov 9 Meet Caulfeild Mall near north entrance, West Vancouver, take exit #4 (directions). 
Moderate+ with some steep, rocky sections.
Sahalee Loop Register online
Nov 16 Meet at Wooddale Road and St. Mary’s in North Van (directions)
Moderate. Barbara and Heather leading
St. Mary’s Baden Powell loop Register online
Nov 22 Meet at the Gleneagles Community Centre, gravel parking lot, 6262 Marine Dr., West Vancouver (directions). 
Moderate with some stairs. Barbara and Heather leading.
Horseshoe Bay / Whytecliff Park Register online
Nov 31 Meet at Millstream Road and Eyremont Drive West Van (directions) (park on the gravel in front of 1175 Millstream or across the street). Moderate+. Barbara and Heather leading. Brewis loop Register online
Dec 7 Meet at Old Buck parking lot on Anne MacDonald Way (directions). Moderate+. Barbara and Heather leading Old Buck Loop  Register online
Dec 14 Meet at Banff Court (directions) for carpool up the mountain. Moderate. Bring snowshoes and spikes. We will decide which to bring on the day. If no snow, meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre. Barbara and Heather leading. Dog Mountain / Dinkey Peak Register online
Dec 21 Meet in front of the Cypress Creek Day Lodge  (6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver), (directions). 
Bowen Lookout = Moderate with steep section. Bring snowshoes and spikes. We will decide which to bring on the day. If no snow, meet at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre. Barbara and Heather leading.
Bowen and Lions Lookout Register online

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

Friday Morning Hikes - 9:30am

Guide: Femina

Date Meeting Place Walk Registration
Sep 2 Meet at the intersection of Millstream and Eyremount, West Vancouver (park on the gravel in front of 1175 Millstream or across the street). Forested loop beside Brother's Creek to the 1100-year-old Hollyburn Fir tree. Moderate+ with some steep, rooty sections. Femina and Sharon leading. Brothers’ Creek to Hollyburn Fir Register online
Sep 9 Meet at Parkgate Community Centre parking lot, NE corner, 3625 Banff Ct, North Vancouver. Forest hike over some rooty, rocky trails. Moderate. Femina and Sharon leading. Bridal Path to Hyannis trails Register online
Sep 16 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). Moderate with stair section. Heather leading. (Sharon & Femina away) Lynn Loop Register online
Sep 23 Meet TCT parking lot, West Vancouver, take exit #4 Woodgreen Drive/Caulfeild. At the stop sign, turn left onto Woodgreen Dr. At the 4-way stop, go straight onto Westport Road, and follow until it passes under the highway, turn right into a gravel parking area.  Moderate+ (260 m elev gain) with some steep sections. Heather leading. (Sharon & Femina away) Whyte Lake via Helipad Register online
Sep 30 No hike     
Oct 7 Meet on Hyannis Drive in North Vancouver, west of Berkley at the Baden Powell trailhead, (directions). This is a Moderate hike with 20-30 minute steep climb. Femina and Sharon leading. Hyannis/Seymour Grind Register online
Oct 14 Meet in parking lot near entrance, map kiosk and outhouses, 4916 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver. Moderate with rooty & rocky sections. Femina and Sharon leading. Lighthouse Park Register online
Oct 21 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). (directions) Moderate with stair section. Femina and Sharon leading. Lynn Canyon Register online
Oct 28 Meet at Hyannis, west of Blueridge at BP trailhead, North Vancouver (directions). Moderate. Femina and Sharon leading. Hyannis/Ridgerunner/Fisherman’s /BP loop Register online
Nov 4 Meet Baden Powell trailhead at Km 3 on Seymour Mountain Road, North Vancouver (directions). Strenuous with long steep uphill. Stats: 5.5 km and 388 m elevation gain. Sharon and Heather leading (Femina away)  3-Chop/Old Buck Register online
Nov 11 NO HIKE Remembrance Day    
Nov 18 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. Moderate with rocks and roots.  Sharon and Heather leading. (Femina away) Hastings Creek Sea to Sky Reverse loop Register online
Nov 25 Meet corner of St. Mary’s and Wooddale (directions). 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 Avenue. Moderate with some steep sections. Forested hike to lower Mosquito Creek waterfall and return via Powerline. Sharon & Heather leading. (Femina away) St. Georges/Lower Mosquito Creek Falls Register online
Dec 2 Meet in gravel parking lot, take exit #4, turn right on Woodgreen Dr., turn right (3rd street on right) on Woodgreen Pl., West Vancouver.  Moderate+ with some steep sections. Femina & Sharon leading. Cypress Falls Register online
Dec 9 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. Moderate with rocks and roots. Femina and Sharon leading. Richard Juryn/Old Lillooet loop Register online
Dec 16 Meet Caulfeild Mall, 5375 Headland Dr., West Vancouver, near north entrance. Moderate+ with some steep, rocky sections. Femina and Sharon leading. Sahalee Register online
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