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Hanes Valley Cross over hike (North Shore)

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Wait outside of Starbucks (Grouse Mtn) 

For terms and conditions please refer to  

This trip is for members only. 

The team will travel together at the same pace for the duration of the hike.  


Trip information

  • We will gather at Starbucks (Grouse Mtn) and take 1 - 2 cars to drive the team to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park (starting point of the hike).
  • We will hike deep into Lynn Valley, beyond Norvan Falls, up Hanes Valley to Crown Pass & Grouse
  •  The hike will end at Grouse Mtn Chalet
  • We will take the gondola down to Grouse parking lot ($10 per person unless you have a Grouse annual pass)
  • I will then drive the drivers whose cars were left at Lynn Headwaters parking lot to pick up their vehicles


Trail information

  • distance: 15 km (one way)
  • Elevation gain: 1100 m.
  • average grade: 12.2 %
  • net hiking time: 6.5 - 7 hours
  • Rating: challenging
  • pace: moderate & steady
  • terrain: steep unmarked scree slopes; creek crossing; chain sections
  • challenge: bugs; talus slope
  • Note (the photo above shows the large talus slope towards Crown Pass - very challenging)


gear needed

  • footwear: hiking boots; micro-spikes or yak-trex (if you have them)
  • clothing: shell jacket (hood); additional layer; gloves
  • food and water (lots of water)
  • sun protection: sun glasses, sun block, lip balm, hat
  • bug protection: head net, bug spray, after bite
  • headlight or flashlight
  • bear spray (only if you already have it)
  • trekking poles (if you are used to using them)
  • Grouse Mtn pass (if you already have it; otherwise $10 to come down at gondola)


other information

  • you must have experience scrambling on large boulders or you are comfortable to go ahead (not the time to back out at the boulder field)
  • estimate team size: 4 - 8
  • if you are willing to drive from Grouse to Lynn, please make a note at comment



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Herbert ,Thanks I have got in touch with Jennifer and will be joining her.

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dev, I am driving directly from Bby to Grouse. If you need a ride from the usual place in Van, consult with Jennifer.

    July 24, 2013

  • Jennifer N

    Hi Herbert, I can drive for this one and take up to 3 passengers comfortably, departing from Broadway & Cambie area.

    July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Roger that; will keep you posted as the need arises.

      July 15, 2013

    • Jennifer N

      Hi Ida, yes I will be at the Broadway skytrain parking lot (behind on 10th) at 745. I am meeting Herbert at the pick-up spot at Grouse at 815.

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just happened to walk this trail yesterday. Awesome hike!
    The YakTrax won't be necessary - only a couple of tiny, well-tracked snow patches remain.
    The "average grade" here means very little - it's over 10 km of mostly flat walking followed by about 2 km of steep relentless uphill (first to Crown Pass, then on to Little Goat mountain).
    FWIW the trail is easily transit-accessible on both ends, though it does turn a long day into an even longer day.

    July 21, 2013

  • redbike

    I can take 3-4 additional passengers besides myself.

    July 18, 2013

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