If you’ve got plans to hike North Vancouver’s Dog Mountain Trail anytime soon, heel, sit, stay.
Metro Vancouver, which has jurisdiction over the popular trail on Mount Seymour, has closed the trailhead for the time being.
“Dog Mountain Trail is currently under its regular ‘shoulder season’ closure as the snow melts. Around this time of spring the trail gets very muddy and creeks become hazardous,” said Metro spokesperson Greg Valou. “Staff patrol the area regularly and will reopen the trail once it is safe to do so. There was a hefty snowfall last week, with more on the way, so it could be a closed for about a month.”
At five kilometres long with minimal elevation gain, the Dog Mountain Trail is considered a short and easy mountain hike by North Shore standards.