Dog Mountain, Winter Wonderland on Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour has so many amazing hikes on it… 14 in total. Most people head up to 1st, second and third peaks; however, if you are looking for an easy but still heart pumping workout, Dog Mountain is a great choice. I have been up there in the past two weeks, once with a group of fourteen and with a friend. It is a beautiful trail and easier to do in the winter time because all of the roots are covered up. The trail has worn down a lot because of use so doing it in the summertime can be tricky.

The hike is approximately 2 hours return depending on your speed. It reroutes around first lake during the winter time which I assume is for safety reasons. When there is fresh snow on the trees it is absolutely beautiful. The trail has a fair amount of ups and downs and some flatter sections. When you reach the top, it is fairly wide open and you is a great place to watch the sunset and overlook the cities below. You also get a great view of the Seymour Conservation area. It is one of my favorite local hikes and a great place to take your children

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