Vancouver Hiking Trails RatingGoat Mountain is a beautiful mountain to hike from Grouse Mountain.  It is challenging at times but fairly relaxing overall. It is just 4k from the Grouse Mountain Chalet and should only take 3-4 hours roundtrip from the top of the SkyRide. If you hike/run the Grouse Grind as well then add 2.9 kilometres to the journey there and 3.5 kilometres to the return(via the BCMC trail adjacent to the Grouse Grind) to get back to your car. 

  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProLots to see at Grouse Mountain
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProNice views from Goat Mountain
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProFun trail with chain pulls
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProFairly easy trail & kid friendly
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProGrizzly bears at Grouse!
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProEateries on Grouse are very good
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProSkyride, grizzlies & Goat=fun day!
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConSkyride(gondola) is expensive
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConOften a long wait for the Skyride
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConNo lake to jump into at the end!

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From the Grouse Chalet on Grouse Mountain follow the path under the Peak Chair until you reach the trailhead and hiker check-in station.  From here you follow the marked trail to Goat Mountain. You can either hike via Dam Mountain, or take the easier Alpine Trail.  Both are roughly the same distance, but the Alpine Trail is a bit easier. The trail then leads to Little Goat Mountain and a fork in the trail.  Straight goes to the huge Crown Mountain ahead, and right goes to Goat Mountain just .7k away.

With the exception of the last, short climb to the summit of Goat Mountain, which is fairly steep, the trail is only moderately challenging.  For a more challenging hike, try the nearby Crown Mountain.  There are few creeks along the Goat Mountain hike so be sure to bring lots of water.

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park begins several kilometres away at the Lynn Valley trailhead and beautiful trails follow Lynn Creek for 7k to Norvan Falls.  The trail then turns into Hanes Valley, connecting to Crown Mountain, Goat Mountain, Dam Mountain and finally leading to Grouse Mountain.

The trail from the Lynn Headwaters trailhead to Grouse is about 20k as it carves a giant arc through the valley. Another amazing feature of this area is that both ends are connected by the Baden-Powell Trail.  Just 8.6k separates the Lynn Headwaters Park trailhead parking and the base of the Grouse Grind.  This forms a tremendous circle route that many have come to adore.

Hike in Vancouver

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Vancouver Hiking Trails

At the far end of the Baden Powell Trail, in the cute town of Deep Cove is home to the fantastic Deep Cove Lookout Trail. Also known as Quarry Rock and ...
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Deeks Peak is at the far north end of the beautiful Howe Sound Crest Trail which runs from Cypress Resort 29k away.  The trailhead near Porteau Cove is the ...
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Deer Lake is a relaxing 5 kilometre walk around a cute urban lake just 30 minutes from Vancouver.  The route around the lake is good any time of year and ...
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This easy and strikingly beautiful park is yet another locals favourite.  So close to downtown Vancouver at only 30 minutes away, yet you feel as if you ...
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St Mark's Summit is a relatively easy way to get hiking deep into Vancouver's amazing mountains.  Starting this hike at Cypress means you drive most of the ...
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Squamish Hiking Trails

The High Falls Creek hike is a great hike not only for the beautiful scenery in and around the trail, but the drive to it as well.  The often passed by ...
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The wonderful Upper Shannon Falls trail is now also called the Sea to Summit trail, branches off from the chaotically popular Stawamus Chief trail.  About 15 ...
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Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Park is an absolutely phenomenal, though long, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing trail that begins at the Diamond Head area in ...
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Shannon Falls towers above Howe Sound at 335 metres as the third tallest falls in BC.  The wonderful, though very short trail winds through a beautiful old ...
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The Sea to Sky Gondola opened in the spring of 2014 and has rapidly expanded into a marvellous array of hiking trails and mountaintop attractions. Located ...
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Whistler Hiking Trails

Ring Lake is a fantastically beautiful and wonderfully remote lake similar to Cirque Lake but considerably farther to hike to reach it. The 10 kilometre ...
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The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, ...
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Helm Creek is a cute, meandering creek that winds its way from beyond Black Tusk, down the valley to the wonderful campground that takes its name. From ...
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Skookumchuck Hot Springs, located two hours north of Whistler along the edge of the huge Lillooet River. The name Skookumchuck means "strong water" in the ...
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Callaghan Lake Provincial Park is a relatively untouched wilderness of rugged mountainous terrain. The valley walls were formed by relatively recent ...
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