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Hiking Dog Mountain

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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Although this is classified as an easy hike proper footwear is strongly recommended.

Dog Mountain Region: The North Shore
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2 hours
Distance: 5km
Elevation Gain: minimal
Season: June - October
Camping: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Public Transit: No
Approx. 50 minutes from Vancouver

The Dog Mountain Trail is a short, easy hike from Mount Seymour that offers a spectacular view of Vancouver on a clear day.


From the parking lot, walk towards the BC Parks sign at the northwest corner. Walk north along the wide gravel trail for about 20 meters until you see a small sign and a trail that goes into the trees on your left.

Enter and walk down the small hill to the first bridge crossing a small stream. The trail makes its way around tree roots and through rocky areas staying relatively flat with only the occasional small hill. In the winter, the trail is nice snowshoe along.

After walking for 1.1km, you arrive at First Lake. Walk across the small bridge and along the lake shore to the sign on the far side pointing the way to Dog Mountain. It's just over 1km to Dog Mountain from this point, however the next section of the trail has a few more hills than the first. Continue along the trail making your way past the small streams and over cute little wooden bridges.

As you near the peak of Dog Mountain, the trail will veer to the left. Continue along the path and step onto the rocky outcrop as you make your way out of the forest and towards the stunning view of North Vancouver below and Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and downtown Vancouver off in the distance.

Have lunch and soak in the view before making your way back to the trail, walking back the way you came, eventually returning to the Mount Seymour parking lot.

 

 

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  • Olivia C.

    Thank you David for organising this. Great trail, great view and great picture

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a good trail for hiking.

    July 13, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Thanks David for hosting this good hike.

    July 13, 2013

  • Rita

    Very good.

    July 13, 2013

  • Anna B.

    It was great except those annoying flies.....

    July 13, 2013

  • David

    Anyone who does not have a ride arranged please send me a message with your phone number. I can pick up a couple of people from a skytrain

    July 12, 2013

  • Olivia C.

    I do need a ride too. I live in Metrotown area but I can take a skytrain to meetup who can give me a ride. Thank you.

    July 10, 2013

    • Ramon

      If you still need a ride, I can pick you up at metrotown.

      July 11, 2013

    • Olivia C.

      Hi Ramon, thank you for your offer. i will get a ride from Raymond. Thank you :)

      July 12, 2013

  • Rita

    Can I please get a ride from some one? Thanx :-)

    July 9, 2013

    • Rita

      Thnx. Ray. S.E. Vanc., but could meet you anywhere that is convenient for you.

      July 10, 2013

  • David

    Apart from Yan and Rita, does anyone else need a ride?

    July 10, 2013

  • David

    I suggest anyone coming on the hike bring a sandwich or a snack to enjoy at the top of the mountain.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder which trail are we going because I was told that Dog Mountain is the one with difficult trails. Also, Dog mountain has some bears. What shall we bring to protect ourselves. To be honest, I really do not want to see a bear face to face anymore.

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Raymond!

      July 3, 2013

  • Jasmine T.

    I have to make a special request with my manager (my off days are usually Sundays and Mondays).. Will let you guys know again once I confirm :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    MAYBE....this is a great hike so will try to make it

    June 29, 2013

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