Best forest trails in Belcarra, British Columbia

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Map of forest trails in Belcarra, British Columbia
Top trails (7)
#1 - Jug Island Beach Trail
Belcarra Regional Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Fun little hike to a relaxing, secluded beach. Not too difficult but expect many incline/decline switches.Show more
#2 - Admiralty Point Trail
Belcarra Regional Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Located in Belcarra Regional Park, Admiralty Point is a short hike that offers spectacular views of Deep Cove, Mount Seymour, and Burnaby Mountain across the waterways connecting Burrard Inlet with Indian Arm. The trail has very little elevation change and is perfect for families. The trail continues along the shoreline, offering glimpses of scenery and the passing boats on a warm summer's day. The trail eventually reaches a sign pointing the way to Cod Rock. This is a short side track with a view worth checking out before continuing along the trail. After walking another kilometer from Cod Rock, the trail reaches a junction with a sign pointing the direction to Admiralty point. Go right and follow the path about 100 meters to a rocky outcrop along the shore. You've reached your destination and this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the North Shore mountains as the waves lap up against the rocks. After enjoying the scenery at Admiralty Point, return to the main trail where the sign to Admiralty Point was. The trail continues for another 30 minutes or so to a beach area and Burns Point. The beach offers a similar view to what Admiralty Point has and is only a short distance beyond the junction. Burns Point offers a view of the waterway connecting Burrard Inlet with Port Moody. When you are ready to return to the picnic and parking area at Belcarra Regional Park, re-trace your steps along the trail and follow the path along the shoreline. Another hike in Belcarra Regional Park is the trail to Jug Island Beach. The trail to Jug Island Beach is a bit more difficult and both trails can be hiked in one day.Show more
#3 - Suicide Bluffs and Dog Mountain Loop
Mount Seymour Provincial Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Suicide Bluffs trail is an unsanctioned trail with numerous signs stating danger, steep drop offs, etc. But the trail is very clearly defined with professional signs and markers all along the way. As long as you stay on the Alltrails trail, you will also be rewarded with this a beautiful trail and its views. From the two peaks, the 360 views are amazing. The trail has many steep sections up and down with numerous chains for assistance. And unlike the Dog Mtn trail, it has no mud or roots. Very clean, green, and unworn. Once you complete the Suicide Bluffs trail, you can take a break at Dog Mountain before completing the loop via the Dog Mtn trail. Show more
#4 - Pandora and Trans Canada Loop Trail
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
This route is a lovely walk - there are some smooth gravel trails but also some cutting through woods on natural trails.Show more
#5 - Admiralty Point Trail to Maple Beach
Belcarra Regional Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 54 m
#6 - Admiralty Point Trail Loop
Belcarra Regional Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
Admiralty Point Trail is a gorgeous path that is enjoyable all year round. It has excellent views, nice beaches, and many interesting stopping points. Be sure to see Cod Rock, Periwinkle Notch, and Maple Beach along the way. The trail itself alternates between walking paths and light hiking trails. It is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you prefer a longer and slightly more difficult adventure, this trail can also be turned into a loop by continuing past Admiralty Point. You will then see Whiteshell Bank, Burns Point and Caraholly Point. Next, as you leave the shoreline you will pass by the trials motorcycle park. And finally, you can stroll around Woodhaven Swamp before returning to your starting point via the Springboard trail. You may notice that this route includes a section between Burns Point and Caraholly Point for which Alltrails does not show a trail. Not to worry as the unmarked trail is there and although lightly used, the path is clear to see.Show more
#7 - Quarry Rock via Baden Powell from Deep Cove [CLOSED]
Deep Cove
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
There are many very popular, well known trails in the parks stretching across the North Shore and this section of the Baden Powell to the Quarry Rock Lookout is consistently one of the most heavily trafficked of them all. Regardless of the season or even the weather, this trail is always extremely busy and you will almost be certain to meet with a large group of fellow hikers at the lookout at the end. The hike begins at the Baden Powell trailhead in Deep Cove and winds it way through Cove Forest. These woodlands are green with lichens and home to many heritage trees, some over 600 years old. The trail also crosses six, often rushing creeks with bridges over each. Despite the park signs noting moderate difficulty, the out and back length of 4km and elevation high point of 120 metres make this a relatively easy trail. The Quarry Rock Lookout is quite impressive considering it sits at an elevation of only 80 metres and on a clear day, it offers beautiful views of Indian Arm. However, due to the crowds, it can be quite challenging to take pictures while excluding people, a dilemma that also extends to pictures on the trail as well. To compensate for so many visitors, the trail has been upgraded with several long boardwalks, handrails, and staircases up and down almost every incline. Casual hikers will probably appreciate this structured safety but experienced hikers may actually prefer more of a natural, unaltered path. If you choose this hike on the weekend or even a sunny weekday, you may find convenient parking to be an issue. There is a relatively large lot near the trailhead but as it serves the parks and beaches in Deep Cove as well, it will often be full. If you prefer to avoid this obstacle, another option is to simply take a different trail to Quarry Rock. Alternative hikes begin from both Indian River Drive and Mount Seymour Road and both will usually have parking available at their respective trailheads.Show more