Mount Fromme - Vancouver Hiking Trails
Mt Fromme is the thickly forested Mountain next to Grouse Mountain. If looking from the direction of downtown Vancouver, Fromme is just to the right. It is infrequently hiked, at least partly due to the high number of amazing hikes surrounding it. Fromme gets a bit lost in mix. There are at least three ways to reach the summit and the map below shows the St Georges route via the Peer Gynt trail. The route is often steep however well marked through a well established bike trail network. From the end of St Georges street walk the trail and turn right then left onto St Georges trail that rises steeply eventually leading to the Peer Gynt trail(on some signs is spelled "Per Gynt").
Another good trailhead that connects to the Peer Gynt trail is by parking at the end of Prospect Road(see map below). The trail from Prospect Road crosses the Baden Powell Trail in about 150 metres where the Cascades trail begins and you ascend along Mosquito Creek. After 15 minutes you come to another trail crossing as Dreamweaver goes left and the Peer Gynt trail to the right. The Peer Gynt trail then winds and climbs another 3 kilometres through forest to the summit of Mount Fromme. Roundtrip from either trailhead is 8.8 kilometres.
From the summit of Mount Fromme you are surrounded by beautiful, snowy mountain peaks. Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Lynn Peak(south and north). The Peer Gynt trail terminates just past Fromme's summit at Senate Peak. There are connecting trails from both peaks that take you to Grouse Mountain. The "Mount Fromme Trail" takes you to the ski slopes of Grouse Mountain and yet another trail, the "Erik the Red Trail" branches off from the Mount Fromme Trail and continues northwest to Dam Mountain.
Dam Mountain lays in between Grouse Mountain(south) and Goat Mountain and Crown Mountain(north). Just past Goat Mountain connects to the Hanes Valley Trail which takes you deep into Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. This trail cuts a wide arc around Mount Fromme's eastern edge leading to the Lynn Valley trailhead.
Directions to Mount Fromme(St Georges Trailhead)
Take the Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 E ramp 0.3Km. Merge onto BC-1 E 2.4Km. Take exit 18 for Lonsdale Avenue N 0.4Km. Turn left onto Lonsdale Ave 1.3Km. Turn right onto Braemar Rd E 0.2Km. Take the 2nd left onto St Georges Ave 0.6K
More Hikes Near Mount Fromme
At the far end of the , in the cute town of Deep Cove is home to the fantastic . Also known as Quarry Rock and the Grey Rock Trail, the Deep Cove Lookout Trail is amazing. The wonderful trail crosses numerous creek bridges to get to the impressive lookout with views of Deep Cove and Indian Arm far below. Indian Arm is a 20k fjord that cuts deep into the mainland. The slopes on either side are heavily forested and steep and therefore have seen little human development as compared to the heavily populated regions nearby. The hike is fairly relaxing. There is free parking off Panorama Drive and the trailhead is marked with a Baden Powell Trail sign. Everyone knows the Grouse Grind as the fantastically popular 2.9k, workout in Vancouver. What is less known is that it is the gateway, or rather back door to some amazing hiking in the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Dam Mountain, Goat Mountain, , Norvan Falls, , and quite a lot more lay across the horizon from the top of the Grind. Whether you start at the base of the Grind or at the top of the SkyRide, the beautifully addictive Grouse Grind is, for many, just the beginning of the trail to so much more. begins several kilometres away at the Lynn Valley trailhead and beautiful trails follow Lynn Creek for 7k to Norvan Falls. Lynn Peak is a beautifully forested hiking trail is a local favourite running route comparable to the Grouse Grind. In 4.5k the trail rises 730 metres and hardly ever in a straight line. There are a few good viewpoints on the hike to Lynn Peak. It is convenient hiking trail, close to downtown Vancouver as it is only about a 30 minute drive away into the magnificent rainforest of North Van. Lynn Canyon Park is its own rainforest world deep in the forest of North Van. Part of the temperate rainforest that stretches from Alaska to Northern California. Lynn Canyon is filled with second growth, though still impressive, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedars. The suspension bridge is much smaller than the popular and expensive Capilano Suspension Bridge, though still impressive.. and free. Mount Elsay is a tough 16k roundtrip hike that takes you beyond Mount Seymour and the crowds into the desolate backcountry of Mount Seymour Provincial Park. To get to the marked Mount Elsay trail you have to follow the trail to Mount Seymour. Click on the map to the right to go to the beautiful, full size, printable map from the BC Parks site for Mount Seymour Provincial Park. Though not detailed for navigating it will give you an overall look at the major landmarks and main trails. Mount Elsay is a difficult and dangerous trail to hike if you are unprepared or poorly equipped. The trail is often very difficult and losing the trail is very possible even in good weather. Mystery Lake is an easy, well marked trail that leads to a cute mountain lake that is perfect for relaxing, swimming or having a picnic. It is just 1.5k to the lake and like the rest of Seymour Park dogs are welcome. The trailhead is easy to find once you have reached the main parking lot to Mount Seymour Resort. Just look for the signs for Mystery Lake on the frequent trail signs. The trail starts off by ascending up the ski slopes of Seymour for a few hundred metres. This section is fairly steep, though not terribly difficult. This trail takes you under the Mystery Chairlift and into the trees, away from the ski runs. The trail then winds through the forest and out to another ski run where you get your first great view of Vancouver far below. The Goldie Lake trail in Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a cute, self-guided interpretive trail that runs around this small mountain lake. Although it is only 4 kilometres(roundtrip) for the normal loop trail, there are some side-trail variations that can lengthen and vary the route to almost 6k. Flower Lake is one of these trails and well worth the look. The busy Mount Seymour trail in Seymour Provincial Park is a locals favourite. It is challenging and an excellent workout at 4k from the trailhead to the summit. The views are phenomenal. On a clear day you can see as far as Vancouver Island as well as amazing views of Vancouver, the lower mainland and the Gulf Islands. Located in the beautiful Mount Seymour Provincial Park there are several hikes in the area. There are a few easy lake trails like Mystery Lake and Goldie Lake.