Goat Mountain, North Vancouver, BC

Goat Mountain, North Vancouver, BC near Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
8 kms
2hours
moderate
Back Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter
Vancouver, BC
User vpigeon

A good moderate hike. Generally good trail, with some rooty, rocky and muddy stretches. You can go by skirting Dam Mountain (shorter, but rougher and muddier), and return by going over Dam Mountain (a bit longer, but more pleasant). Elevation gain from the Peak is 300 m, but most of that is in the last scramble up to the top of the summit.

Good views of Crown Mtn, other surrounding mountains, English Bay from the summit, at 1400 m.

Directions:

This trail starts at the Peak, at the top of the Grouse Mountain Skyride, at the north end of Capilano Road in North Vancouver. There are 3 ways of getting up to the start: 1) Grouse Grind, 2 k, 800 m up, very busy, not so pleasant; 2) BCMC trail, approx 100 m further east from start of GG, 800 m up, 2.5 kms, much less busy, much more pleasant; 3) the Skyride, @ $30/adult, or $15 if you're a guest of someone who has a pass ($5 for ride down only).

Head NW past the bear and wolf enclosure (look but don't feed), follow the same trail as towards Crown Mtn for approx 2 kms, but go right at the sign to Goat Mtn.


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By bprinsenPosted By: bprinsen  - Sat Feb 11 06:59:38 UTC 2017 Not Rated Question Is it possible to snowshoe to goat mountain? or is it only accessible in summer months?

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By theoneandonlychevyPosted By: theoneandonlychevy  - Fri Aug 31 02:06:18 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside Great views of Crown & the Camel, short distance, time, effort into great reward. Lots of trail versatility (flat, steep, rocks, meadows, chains....its got it all!!) Downside That darn skyride is so expensive! I saw how busy the Grind was and thought it would be worth it to just pay the money. My suggestion: get a season pass.
The trail itself wasn't busy at all which was nice (I guess because it was a colder weekday) but it was a gongshow around the Chalet. If you hate crowds, maybe save this for a less busy time
Comment Did Dam, Little Goat, and Goat Mountain today solo quite easily. Very little workout and I took my sweet time and still finished all three in less than three hours. Great when you want to get outdoors quickly as it's right at your doorstep. Definitely would do again and explore other options (Crown, Thunderbird Ridge, Fromme, etc.)
By iam.with.a.backpackPosted By: iam.with.a.backpack  - Sun Apr 29 21:51:12 UTC 2012 Not Rated Comment it is April, 29, 2012. BCMC trail and GG trail ARE CLOSED! So NO ACCESS to Goat Mt! Drove for nothing :(
By RamboPosted By: Rambo  - Sun Jul 05 04:46:34 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside Close to the city, short, good workout, views, not too busy. Downside The gondola is expensive if you down own an annual membership and the first gondola up the Grouse Mountain is at 0845am weekdays, which i think is stupid since the gondola is going up and down for employees... Comment The trip is worth it if you want to bring your almost out of shape friends. A little bit of work for a great view, that's always worthy.
By KurtanPosted By: Kurtan  - Mon Sep 15 14:35:37 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Nice views and well marked. Not to difficult because on the steepest parts there are some roops and chains to hold on to. Downside The skyride up to Grouse cost money if you don't feel like hike up all the way from the parking lot. Comment On Grouse the trails are in good shape and well marked and not disturbed by all the construction like they have on Cypress. You also get a good look at Crown mountain when you hike to Goat mt. So you can see why you need to almost be a mountain climber to hike up there.
By mysticalnetPosted By: mysticalnet  - Mon May 12 20:01:27 UTC 2008 Not Rated Question Hi there,

I'm new to this site and I want to enquire about goat mountain the one above grouse grind. Anyone went there this summer yet? Is there still snow? Thank you!

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By RobinAtkinsPosted By: RobinAtkins  - Mon Jun 19 16:57:51 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Nice hike close to Vancouver, with good views and a fun scramble Comment Another way to get here is from Lynn Headwaters park, up the Hanes Valley. Crossing Lynn creeek can be a bit tricky in high water but otherwise this is a great route. Make it into a round trip by taking the skyride down (requires two cars).
By kellymichaelPosted By: kellymichael  - Mon Oct 24 02:10:58 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful view of the lower mainland Comment I hiked this trail two weeks after hiking through Hanes Valley. It was beautiful to see the valley from above on the peak and gave a really interesting perspective on what I'd already done. The hike itself is pretty straightforward and very rewarding compared to the effort involved. Once you get to the top of Goat Mountain, you can see the entire lower mainland.
By vpigeonPosted By: vpigeon  - Mon Aug 22 05:32:18 UTC 2005 Not Rated


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