Lower Lynn Loop (off-leash hike) Lynn Headwaters Park, North Vancouver, BC

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Park Governance: Regional (Provincial or State)

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has some leashing optional trails that are an excellent place to go for a hike with your dog.

One of my favourite routes to take is the Lower Lynn Loop trail to the 3rd Debris Chute.  This relatively flat trail follows the river until it comes out in a clearing where you can either turn around or carry on to Norvan falls for a longer and more difficult hike.

To access the trail, park at the entrance to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.  Note: the trail through the park entrance and over the bridge are on-leash only!   Once you are over the bridge and start on the Lynn Loop trail it is leash optional so you can let your dog have a run!

Follow the Lynn Loop Trail until it turns into the "Cedars Mill Trail".  You can also loop back on the upper Lynn Loop Trail if you are ready to call it a day - but note the upper Lynn Loop Trail is on-leash only.

Continue on the "Cedars Mill Trail" to the 3rd debris chute.  You will come out in a clearing with access to the river

If you want to be on a leash optional route for the entire hike then follow the same route back.  The round trip hike is 7.8 kms.

NOTE:  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has reported bear sightings - always be bear aware when hiking! Check out our post on keeping your dog safe from a bear encounter for helpful information.

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Map Thumbnail
  • Off-leash areas
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
Other Features (Parks):
  • Washrooms
Garbage Cans:
  • Standard garbage cans
Trail Features
Trail difficulty:
  • Intermediate
Trail length:
  • Between 5 and 10 kilometers
Trail terrain:
  • Dirt or gravel
  • Rocky
  • Exposed roots
Elevation gain:
  • Mild
4654-4800 Lynn Valley Rd

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