Crystal Falls is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, BC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Located east of Vancouver in Coquitlam, Crystal Falls is a scenic waterfall that drains into the Coquitlam River and is along a short, easy hike trail. The area is also popular with dog walkers and mountain bikers and the route can be very muddy for several months of the year, including small small From the unmarked trailhead on Karley Crescent, walk into the forest, down the short slope, and along the path as it runs parallel to the Upper Coquitlam River. The trail dips down to the edge of the river before climbing back uphill and continue northward to the falls. Continue walking as the route weaves its way along the shore and through the scenic, moss covered forest. After about 40 minutes, there is an old blue pickup truck abandoned on your left. From here, it's about another 15 minutes up the trail, crossing several more small streams, and finally arriving at a larger creek where Crystal Falls sits just a few meters further upstream. The area can be quite busy during the warmer weather months, so choose a place to sit and enjoy a snack while taking in the sights and sounds of the waterfall. Once you're ready to head back, walk down the trail, crossing the small streams, past the old pickup truck, and eventually out to the neighbourhood where you started your hike.
First trail of the summer. The falls are nice and so are the pools around the corner at the top.
Mr & Mrs M.
Great, easy walk. Not a marked trail but there is a enough pedestrian traffic that you are never short of being able to ask how long to the falls. lovely walk there and at the falls themselves. highly recommend.
nice cool trail for a hot day. walking Riverside with the dogs was wonderful. crossing the path of a black bear was not so wonderful so didn't quite make the falls, still a nice walk.....jog, all in all.
Good June run, pretty busy but enough room on the trail for two people most of the way. We did pass a Black Bear on the trail so that was a bit nerve racking.
This was a very easy walk. It can get quite muddy. But the waterfall was totally worth it. You can climb up to the top. Easy for everyone.
Super easy other than a couple streams, you need to balance across a couple small trees and rocks. Did it at the end of November and it was beautiful.
Nice trail. Really easy. There were two signs warning about bears and cubs. So, be careful.
Very nice trail. Bear warnings issued by the rcmp
Really good trail lots of mud puddles and fallen trees but good
A good hike for family's. Pretty mucky throughout the trail and if it has been raining at all recently be sure to wear Gortex shoes/boots and put the kids in rubber boots. Very scenic and the sound of the Coquitlam river is peaceful. I had wished for a plastic bag to do some trail maintenance as there was quite a bit of garbage a some points. Overall a great weekend outing. Took us 2.5 hrs out and back with a 5 & 8 yr old.