Quarry Rock Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A great hike because you don't need to spend a whole day on the trail but there is still a nice lookout at the end. The Deep Cove Lookout hike has many names depending on which book, website or sign you are looking at: Quarry Rock Hike, Grey Rock Trail, or Indian Arm Lookout Trail. Each is just another name for the east portion of the Baden Powel Trail that goes from deep cove to a lookout rock. The lookout provides a great view of deep cove and Indian Arm. Dogs are welcome on the trail without a leash and it can be hiked year round. The lookout point can be seen from deep cove and the hike is easy compared to many on the north shore. Due to its ease and proximity to Vancouver, the trail gets very busy on weekends. The hike starts off Panorama drive and there is free parking in a lot about five minute walk from the trail head. This parking lot fills quickly on weekends and many people end up parking along Panorama drive once it is full. From the parking lot you can find the trail head left down the sidewalk. Look for a sign to the Baden Powel trail then follow Panorama drive and the trail head on the left hand side of the road. The trail is well marked with many new bridges and steps so it would be difficult to get lost. The initial portion of the hike is slightly steep and all the elevation gain occurs within the first kilometer. The second kilometer of the hike levels out while crossing multiple bridges and creeks. The forest along the trail is typical for the north shore until arriving at the lookout. The first lookout has a great view of deep cove and Indian arm. For another view, continue up the trail to the left of another large rock then follow the BC Hydro pole to power line rock. There is no loop for this trail so you need to follow the trail back to the parking lot. There is a washroom near the parking lot and many small little shops and restaurants in nearby downtown deep cove.
Loved this trail. It's got quite a lot of steps spaced out but can be done comfortably if you walk several times a week. Takes under 2 hours return trip. Locals we met advised to go on weekdays as the trail gets VERY busy with hiking groups at the weekend. Check out Honey's in the village for a light lunch. Definitely worth hiking.
Very busy on a nice day, the lookout rock is always packed.
Great place for weekend hiking
Beautiful views and nice forest walk but very crowded
great hike but super crowded
Not easy. Wear the right shoes and bring water. Lots of uphill!! Great vista!
Nice little hike with a great view. Getting too crowded though in the weekend in the summer
Perfect to go with kids !
Good one and great view
I love this little hike! It's close, easy and frequented enough (gets pretty packed - go early. Especially if driving because parking in Deep Cove is limited) that I often go on my own just for a little workout. It's quick and fun and a great view of deep cove at the top. Bring some fruit or something and enjoy the view!