Dog Mountain

An easy hike to a minor summit and rocky viewpoint near the Mount Seymour base area.


Total Distance: 4.4 km (return)
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Average Grade: 2.5%
Structure: Linear - Return
Elevation Gain: 54 m
Start Elevation: 1000 m
Max Elevation: 1054 m


From Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Highway), head north over the Ironworkers Memorial (Second-Narrows) Bridge in the middle lane. Take the third exit after the bridge (#22a), signed as Mount Seymour Parkway. Turn right onto Mount Seymour Parkway almost immediately and follow it 4.4 km before turning left onto Mount Seymour Road.

Follow Mount Seymour Road as it winds it's way up the mountain. Drive to the end of the large parking lot at the end of the road. Start at the Mount Seymour Trail kiosk, to the left of the Mystery Peak chairlift. Mount Seymour Provincial Park requires parking passes for vehicles during the summer months.


Trail begins just northwest of the chairlift and climbs gently through dense subalpine old growth fir forest to First Lake and the trail junction for Dog Mountain or Mount Seymour. From this junction follow the trail west to Dog Mountain for a spectacular view of Greater Vancouver and the Seymour River Valley, or follow trail north from the junction towards Mount Seymour and eventually loop back down to the parking lot.

Dog Mountain - Elevation 1050 metres. Located west of first lake along Dog Mt. Trail.

In 2008, the trail was improved with new boardwalks and bridges. In addition, the first 300 meters of the trail was regraded with gravel for water control.


GPS Waypoints

Mount Seymour trailhead kiosk N49.36774 W122.94889 10U 503711 5468338
Dog Mountain Trail Junction N49.36856 W122.94918 10U 503690 5468429
First Lake / Junction With First Lake Trail N49.37232 W122.95583 10U 503207 5468847
Pond N49.37288 W122.96254 10U 502719 5468909
Suicide Bluffs Trail Junction N49.37405 W122.96933 10U 502226 5469039
Dog Mountain Viewpoint N49.37362 W122.97045 10U 502145 5468991