Quarry Rock Trail

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Quarry Rock Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, BC 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.

2.2 miles 796 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

27 days ago

Great place for weekend hiking

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful views and nice forest walk but very crowded

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

great hike but super crowded

3 months ago

Not easy. Wear the right shoes and bring water. Lots of uphill!! Great vista!

3 months ago

Nice little hike with a great view. Getting too crowded though in the weekend in the summer

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Perfect to go with kids !

4 months ago

Good one and great view

hiking
4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

great view

hiking
4 months ago

Great view

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Love the view up there at Quarry Rock. It took me 45 minutes one way to Quarry Rock. Not difficult but quite a number of ups and downs and stairs.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

5 months ago

Fun little hike. Was raining unfortunately.