Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is an area of North Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the largest of twenty-two regional parks in Metro Vancouver. At, the park boasts a variety of trails for hikers, including easy, intermediate, and challenging. The trails are colour-coded and range from to. No bikes are allowed on the trails, however, select trails allow dogs.Lynn Headwaters is also home to the BC Mills House, which is a small building near the entrance of the park. The BC Mills House offers information and visual depictions of the natural history and industrial history of the area, including kinds of animals that inhabit the forest and locations of previous mines and logging camps.EcologyThe park is covered in dense temperate rainforest that houses a wide array of organisms. Like the neighbouring Lynn Canyon Park, Lynn Headwaters is a second growth forest. Cedar stumps can be seen throughout the park, reminding visitors of old logging practices.Lynn Headwaters is situated in Lynn Valley Park on the North Shore of Vancouver. Lynn Headwaters sits between two peaks; on one side, the park area is closer to Mount Fromme, and on the other side is Mount Seymour. The temperate rainforest experiences moderate temperatures, plenty of rainfall, and a mild climate that is suitable for growth of large coniferous trees and shade-loving shrubs and ferns. On average per year, the park receives around 200cm of rain, which contributes to the forest's cool and moist quality. The most common coniferous trees in the forests are western red cedar, western hemlock, Douglas fir and sitka spruce. Red alder, black cottonwood, vine maple and broadleaf maple are deciduous trees that also inhabit the forest. Additionally, ground hugging flora are present, including some mosses and ferns, salmonberry, Oregon grape and salal.
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  • Hiking, trekking, running or walking? Bathe your senses in this rich forest gateway to the never ending wilderness. Best experienced in the pouring rain when the Lynn River is running high and the pin...  read more »
  • We love this place. Great trails and so relaxing to sit by the water and soak in nature. This would be a five star review if the leashed-pet policy was better enforced. I have never had a hike or visi...  read more »
  • Great place to go to get a feel for the rain forest. Every from short and easy to long and hard. Along side Lynn Creek and up into the forest well worth the effort. Can be done in any weather if dress...  read more »
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