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Rice Lake in Lynn Valley, Vancouver

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Rice Lake - Lynn Valley & Grouse Hiking Trails


Rice Lake - Lynn Valley Hiking Trails in VancouverRice Lake is a relaxing walk around a cute lake in Lynn Valley.  It is a family friendly hike although dogs are not welcome.  Rice Lake Fishing Bridge

Roundtrip from your car the trail around the lake is just 3 kilometres and should take about an hour.

Rice Lake is near the trailhead to Lynn Headwaters Park and there is a 1k connecting trail from there to the Rice Lake trail.  There is also the more convenient parking lot at the Rice Lake trailhead at the end of Lillooet Road.

Rice Lake Dog not Friendly Hiking TrailsThere are several picnic areas and viewing areas with seats around the lake as there is quite a variety of wildlife in the area as well as some impressive Douglas Firs and Rice Lake Fishing in VancouverWestern Red Cedars.

Fishing is also fairly popular at Rice Lake as it is stocked frequently with catchable sized rainbow trout.  There is a large fishing dock perfectly located for fishing.

Rice Lake in Vancouver

Rice Lake Hiking Trail Map

Directions to Rice Lake


Rice Lake Directions in VancouverTake the Mt Seymour Parkway Exit from Hwy 1 in North Vancouver.  Mt Seymour parkway is approx. 100m north of the north end of the second narrows bridge.  Once on Mt Seymour parkway get in the middle lane and continue straight onto Lillooet Rd.  Follow Lillooet Rd for approx. 5 km until you reach the parking lot at the end of the road.

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More Hikes Near Rice Lake


Best Hiking Trails in VancouverLynn Canyon Park is an easy and strikingly beautiful park and yet another locals favourite.  So close to downtown Vancouver at only 30 minutes away, yet you feel as if you are in a remote forest.  There are a few different routes to take and this park is also connected to the Baden Powell Trail which adds to the hiking Lynn Peak - Vancouver Hiking Trailspossibilities.  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.   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 Mount Fromme - Moderate Vancouver Hiking Trailsaway into the magnificent rainforest of North Van.  From the trailhead at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park you will see a sign for the Lynn Loop Trail, there are maps here or click on the map to the right and print it out from the Lynn Headwaters Regional Parks site.  You don't really need a map for Lynn Peak.  You simply get on the Lynn Loop Trail and look for the sign for Lynn Peak shortly after the trailhead.  The trail winds and ascends quickly from here for the 4k to the summit and the fantastic views. Mount Fromme is the thickly forested Mountain next to Grouse Mountain.  If looking from the direction of downtown Vancouver, Fromme is just Challenging Vancouver Hiking Trails - Crown Mountainto 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.  Recent years have brought an amazing array of mountain biking trails on the mountain and you are far more likely to encounter mountain bikers than hikers on the mountain.  Crown Mountain, visible from downtown Vancouver, Coliseum Mountain in the Lynn Valleytowers behind Grouse Mountain.  It was appropriately named due to its crown shape over 150 years ago by an English captain charting the area.  This very challenging hike offers some phenomenal views from its summit, deep in the North Shore mountainsLighthouse Park is an extraordinarily little known piece of paradise, so close to to Vancouver as to see its tall buildings, yet immersed into a dramatically beautiful coastal rainforest.  A wonderful network of hiking trails winds throughout massive Douglas-fir trees and Western Red Cedars as well as golden Arbutus trees stretching Lighthouse Park Aerial Videotoward the ocean.  There are so many great aspects of this hike.  The first is the beautiful drive to get there.  Marine Drive spectacularly hugs the rugged and steep coast of West Vancouver.  This beautiful stretch of road is a great attraction to Lighthouse Park as it takes you along an easily overlooked, yet beautiful area of Vancouver.  Coliseum Mountain is one of several beautiful hikes in the Lynn Valley's beautiful Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.  It's not terribly difficult, but it is very long.  12k from the trailhead to the summit.  More than Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs in Vancouver at Cypress Mountainhalf of that, 7k is along the very easy Headwaters Trail.  The final 5k is at times challenging, but manageable by most.  The route is well marked along the way with flagging tape, so the main safety concern is the distance of the trail.  24k roundtrip will take most hikers 8+ hours, so be prepared with lots of food and start early.  Located just a short and very nice, 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs trail begins next to the Cypress Mountain Resort chairlifts.  The well marked trail branches away from the chairlift to the left and quickly ascends into the deep and beautiful forest.  Follow the clear Hollyburn Mountain in Cypress Provincial Parksigns to Eagle Bluffs.  The route can be done in a circle route, so try to take the other route on the way back for variety.  Black Mountain is a short side trail off this circle route.  Allow yourself 3-4 hours for the 7.7k return trip to both Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs.  The elevation gain is 350m in 4k.  Expect to need snowshoes December to May. Hollyburn Mountain, in Cypress Provincial Park, is an amazing place to snowshoe or go hiking.  The Hollyburn trailhead is an astonishingly close, 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.  The 30 minute drive is quite Mount Strachan - Moderate Vancouver Hiking Trailssomething as well.  From the  always beautiful crossing of the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge, to the incredible views of Vancouver from the approach drive to Cypress Mountain and the Hollyburn Mountain trailhead. Mount Strachan is part of the trio of mountains, also Black Mountain and Hollyburn Mountain that form a bowl, or Cypress Bowl that give the resort its name.  The Cypress part of the name comes from the Cypress or Yellow Cedar that fills the valley.  Both Strachan and Hollyburn are easy hikes from the Cypress Resort parking lot.  For Strachan you can start near the main lodge walk directly up the gravel road past the St Mark's Summit on the Howe Sound Crest Trail in Cypress Parkchairlift and bear left.  The route is boring and uneventful as you are following ski runs, however the summit has amazing views.  Strachan is part of the 29k Howe Sound Crest Trail as it lays at the one end of this span at the Cypress Trailhead. 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 elevation.  Even though you still have another 460 metres in 5.5k to hike, the beautiful forest and frequent Howe Sound views make it seem quick and easy.  It takes about 1.5 hours to reach St Mark's Summit and the views are fantastic.  Not only because of the incredible vantage point over Howe Sound, but the abruptness of St Mark's Summit.  The cliffs below you are frighteningly vertical, making the views fantastically majestic.

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