Walk along past the pit toilets and over the Lynn Creek Bridge. There's a map and hikers sign in book. Sign in and start your hike to the left. This is a 13.8 Km's hike with minimal elevation.
Walk along the wide trail as the rushing creek is on your left side. In the beginning there will be lots of runners and dog walkers. This 1.7 Km's of the trail is called the Cedar Mills Trail. The trail goes up some stairs, rocks and gets narrower as you cross a few streams and end up in a beautiful forest. There will be a fork in the trail, stay left.
At 4km with the creek still on your left side you will come out into the open area called, Debris Chute. Walking on a rocky trail continue on your right and the trail picks up on your left. You now have 3 Km's to go and are submerged in the forest.
The next few Km's are muddy with many creek crossings. Poles are handy. There is a few sections with a little elevation but minimal.
Soon you'll hear Lynn Creek again and it will get louder and louder. On your right you'll see the sign for Coliseum Mtn. This trail is closed in the winter months. Carry on and right away you'll see a steel suspension bridge high above a rushing Lynn Creek. Cross the bridge and this is the summer route through Hanes Valley to Grouse Mountain. Another route that's closed during the winter months. The suspension bridge is pretty & fun to cross but your real treat is 200 meters to your right. Follow the creek up as Norvan Falls soon will become visible. You can walk down to the creek beach area and snap some great pictures. You can also go up higher and closer to the falls along the trail. Be mindful as it can be slippery on the rocks. The beach area is a perfect spot for lunch.
Once you're done head back the way you came. Once back at the opening you can go left and loop the other way back to the parking lot or you can continue on the way you came. Sign back in the hikers book, cross over the bridge and head back to your car.
Happy & safe hiking.
Lori aka Scaredy Cat
Directions: Norvan Falls is in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. Take Highway #1 to the Lynn Canyon Exit and follow Lynn Valley Road northbound for several blocks and through the park and narrow road. There's a couple of parking lots. The farthest one is the smallest. If it's full backtrack to the larger parking lot.