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Hiking Hollyburn Mountain

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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This hike was suggested by Margaret, I have never done it but it looks like a nice trail.

Region: The North Shore
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 3.5 hours
Distance: 7km
Elevation Gain: 450 meters
Season: July - October
Camping: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Public Transit: No
Approx. 45 minutes from Vancouver

Hollyburn Mountain is the perfect hike to do when you only have half a day and want to escape into the wilderness. The peak offers a scenic view of sections of Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and the Lions off in the distance.

From the parking lot, walk past the BC Parks mapboard and veer left, following the uphill trail next to the power lines. As you stop to catch your breath, make sure to look back at the view of Vancouver and Georgia Strait below. After a steady 15-minute climb, the path levels out as you pass a Fourth Lake on your left.

Watch for a sign and a warming hut used by the cross-country skiers in the winter. Turn left and follow the trail towards Hollyburn Mountain. As you continue your hike, you pass through meadows of bushes, some of which are full of berries in the late summer and early fall. Be sure to watch for bears as they typically fill up on these berries just ahead of the hibernation season.

After walking through meadows for 20 minutes, a sign at a junction points the way to Hollyburn Mountain on the right. Go right and continue uphill for another 20 minutes as the trail weaves back and forth. At this junction, just a few steps to the right is a bench with a viewpoint of Grouse Mountain and the surrounding area in the distance. After taking in the view, head back to the main trail and continue your hike uphill. After another 20 minutes, the trees begin to thin and you arrive at a rocky outcrop, signaling the peak of Hollyburn Mountain. Climb to the top of this rocky section to take in the views of Georgia Strait, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver's westside. Behind you stand both peaks of the Lions off in the distance as well as Grouse Mountain to the right.

After enjoying the view and fresh air, head back down towards the path that you arrived on following the trail downhill towards the meadows. The walk back seems to go much quicker than the one to the peak as you gradually make your way back towards the power line trail. At the warming hut, turn right and follow the trail next to the power lines back down towards the parking lot.





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  • Sven

    Was great to go into the mountains with you guys again and having dinner afterwards! Thanks a lot!

    August 12, 2013

  • Calvin S.

    Great meeting everyone. Had an awesome time. Hopefully we can all hangout again. Isabelle, what is your email? I will send you pictures I took of you and Bruce :)

    August 11, 2013

  • Sue

    Nice meeting everyone, enjoy it very much, special thanks to Ramon for the ride

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Isabelle

    It'w wonderful experience! everyone is so nice and helpful ! they're friendly!Thanks David for organizing this amazing hiking and your patience to wait for us when we're behind. Thanks Ramon for giving us ride,Thanks Magaret for giving spray to Bruce to cure the mosquito bite! Thanks Helen to take pricture for Bruce! thanks Raymon for shariing your story with us, thanks Calvin for helping us when encounting hard ways. It leaves good memory to me!

    August 10, 2013

    • Ramon

      Thank you for the drink!

      August 10, 2013

  • David

    I'm running behind schedule, i may be 15 min late

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks David, i decide won't go this time. Enjoy:-)

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone pick up me at Edmonds skytrain station.

    August 9, 2013

    • David

      If you can make it to 29th ave Skytrain by 9:45 I can drive you.

      August 9, 2013

  • Calvin S.

    Hi Everyone, I would like to come but do not have a car. Can anyone give me a ride? I live in Richmond but can meet closer to Vancouver. I will be more than happy to split the gas and any other expenses. Thanks,

    Calvin

    August 6, 2013

    • Calvin S.

      Thanks David. Just left you a voicemail. See you tomorrow at 29th Station (Expo Line) at 9:45 am. Let me know if anything changes. Thanks!

      August 9, 2013

    • David

      Sorry I was at the movies.

      August 9, 2013

  • Isabelle

    May I bring a boy of 8 years old?

    August 6, 2013

    • Isabelle

      Thank you!

      August 9, 2013

    • Isabelle

      Thank you, I will wait for you at 9:30am at Metrotown Skytrain station tomorrow. Thanks a lot!

      August 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Thanks Ramon, e-mailed you back, see you tomorrow

    August 9, 2013

  • David

    If anyone is using GPS to find the place DO NOT use the link that is attached to this site, it will send to to the wrong location. Manually input the address. This happened to another member last time.

    August 9, 2013

  • Jing Hui F.

    Sorry, I need to cancel this event tomorrow.
    See you guy next time.

    August 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ramon,
    Does your car have room for 1 more? I'm also in Burnaby (Highgate), wondering if you could give me a ride?

    August 8, 2013

    • Ramon

      Hi Sui. I sent you a message last night. Let me know if you got it.

      August 9, 2013

  • Isabelle

    I look forward to my 1st hiking with Asian Group!

    August 8, 2013

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