The Varley Trail

The Varley Trail, North Vancouver: Address, The Varley Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

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Dr RS
Birmingham, UK37 contributions
Friends
A wonderful trek with some amazing views. Make sure you have hiking footwear! A lovely treat to get your feet into the crisp cold flowing water.
Written August 22, 2018
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Davyontheroad
North Vancouver, Canada16 contributions
Family
The Varley is super handy, lots of parking although it does get very busy at the weekends. It's in the Lynn Valley Headwaters park so you can enjoy a short walk on the Varley or be a bit more adventurous. There are many other trails, you can get maps at the kiosk. Dogs on leash. The End of the Line cafe at the park entrance on Lynn Valley road is a great place to re charge.
Written January 17, 2016
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Tatjana P
North Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Family
Weather you are walking on your own, in a group or with your favourite pet this is such a relaxing walk through the forest along the river. The paths have been well maintained with lots of spots to rest.
Written July 2, 2019
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Maggy12
North Vancouver, Canada47 contributions
Family
This is the most pleasant and easiest hike you can do within a very short walk from a main thoroughfare and bus line. It is also a dog friendly trial, with little bridges and ponds along the way. Lots of views of Lynn Creek and places to stop and rest or picnic by the river. We walk this trail often and it is never very crowded. You can return on the same trail or continue on to the Lynn Headwaters park, where an abundance of more strenuous trails begin.
Written July 19, 2017
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sharonpW7579DG
North Vancouver3 contributions
Family
This is one of our favourite walks- connects the entrance to the park with the overflow parking neighbourhood and parking lots below the headwaters entrance. It rambles along the river and has some nice boardwalks.
Written December 19, 2016
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Insightful_Dawna
Vancouver, B.C.10 contributions
Solo
This is an easy trail that follows along the river. IN the spring I've seen Dippers (small brown bird that dives into rapids while doing knee bends) and occasionally mergansers ( a fast water/ocean diving bird). If you have a small dog keep it close, Coyotes live along this trail and are fast. To them, a small unleashed dog is a snack. Since you're in their territory, best to respect them and keep you dog alive.
Written August 23, 2016
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rozmins
North Vancouver4 contributions
Friends
The Varley trail is one of my favorite trails to visit. The fresh air, tall trees, water views etc.. is all so very beautiful and peaceful. It is a shame it is no longer an off lease dog trail but still a good trail for dogs or a run.
Written August 23, 2016
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Melanie S
New Westminster, Canada136 contributions
Friends
I run on this trail fairly often. It's an easy jumping off point for a number of trails in the Seymour Demonstration / Lynn Canyon / Lynn Headwaters area.

It is not wheelchair accessible due to the stairs and roots but it is a lovely spot if you're looking for a short walk with views of the river, trees and other fauna. Unlike another review that I saw, it is accessible by transit if you get off the bus at Dempsey Road. Once you've wandered the whole length, pause at the Lynn Headwaters Bridge at the end, have a snack, use the outhouses then head back the way that you came. I nice way to spend and hour or two.

There's several free parking lots at either end of the trail as well as three lots along the trail.

Cell phone reception is more or less non existent so if you're looking to escape from reality, this is a great place to go. Just make sure someone knows you're there just in case something happens!!!! It is the woods after all!
Written August 10, 2016
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Daisydiver31
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
Friends
This is a fantastic trail for young families. Trees everywhere and safe for kids to run around. A peaceful, relaxing spot on the northshore.
Written August 2, 2016
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alexyvr
YVR24 contributions
Friends
nice pleasant hike into the forest, beautiful peaceful wilderness.
free parking and admittance, need a car to get there.
Written July 20, 2016
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