Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Coquitlam with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is an easy short afternoon hike. I spent less than 2 hours plus small breaks at the two lookouts. Please wear closed-toe shoes coz some part of the trail is fully covered with roots and rocks. When you are leaving the low and high knoll lookout, just follow the same route you get up there. Have a lot of spaces for parking on gravel road.

Good exercise and I’ll do it again, but it feels wrong to hike up such a plain ugly hill when there are beautiful mountains and forests nearby. Convenient, quick and dirty though, sometimes that’s what you’re looking for.

Great Hike for kids.

We enjoyed this moderate hike. There are a lot of signs warning you about bears in the area. We did see some scat on the trail but no bears. Nice expansive view from second knoll. Good spot to enjoy a snack and soak up some sun before the descent.

If you want to climb stairs to stay in shape, this is the place to do it, otherwise meh...

11 days ago

If your looking for something really easy this ones for you!

It’s nice cause it’s really shady, and right beside the bustling river

The Fall is a bit small but a waterfall none the less

I went it early July and it was still really muddy

Keep your dogs on leash at the top of the falls, mine went to the top and she slipped and slid all the way down... luckily she didn’t get hurt

If your looking for a nice easy hike this ones for you

But if your looking for something more challenging you will want to look at other trials in the area

walking
17 days ago

Let’s be honest, this is a nature walk, not a hike but the waterfall reward makes it worth checking out for the veteran hikers. Parking was hard to come by on this holiday Monday and the trail was quite busy. There were loads of people in flip flops and although the trail was very muddy, they did just fine. The falls themselves are pretty but way too many people for my liking to visit on a weekend. I’ll stick to the more challenging hikes to thin out the herd.

18 days ago

short good hike. I like to start from Oxford st rather than Shaughnessy st.

Hiked today, June 28/18. The first 15 mins the trail was boring but then it really picks up with awesome terrain and elevation. The views are great once you reach the upper knoll. The hike back down through low knolls was awesome. I’d visit again.

June 24, 2018- Perfect hike for us as it’s a slight steady incline and only steep in a few areas, especially as you get to the top. This allows you to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful greenery. Moderate in distance and incline. Didn’t seem too busy for a Sunday but the parking lot was almost packed when we got there at 10:30am. My friend wore runners and was fine. Don’t need poles. Well placed markers for us casual hikers were helpful. Twice people told us they saw a bear, and once we had to turn back and go around, but we didn’t come across any ourselves. Didn’t get bitten by bugs and mostly covered so you shouldn’t burn. The view is so worth it! Lots of space to sit and have a bite. Most enjoyable hike. Will definitely do it again : )

This trail has become a weekly routine!! My new fave!

Great work out and view!!!

Could be renamed 'Burke Mountain, south & north summit' One of the nicest trails in the area, we remarked trail when snow started to get heavy and put markers to the north summit near the end of the trail map. 360 view. South Summit has partial view. 45 min logging road start from the gun range. Camped over night. 12 hours round trip, 23km total, 1600m elevation gain and 1290m on the North Summit. You won't be disappointed! Be prepared, not a well maintained trail.

Slight inclines, but nothing too strenuous. The most difficult thing is that there are bears and cougars in the area. There was a bear on the path on our way back to the parking lot. Read up on black bears and expect that you will see one on this park.

walking
25 days ago

Nice river access for dogs. A little muddy. Easily accessible. Can be crowded on a weekend.

Did this today June 18/18.
was a pretty easy hike.. a bit of an uphill climb near the top but nothing to worry about. view is nice. overall 3/5

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful falls, only takes about 45 minutes to walk there (at a decent pace). Super easy, more of a walk than a hike.
Perfect outing for young families too, if you want to get out and enjoy nature without going overboard and having to carry your child half the way.
We went yesterday when it was quite hot out so it was perfect to cool off in the water once we reached the falls.

1 month ago

Pretty nice and easy trail. Encountered a black bear about halfway through the way back and it seemed used to being on the trail.

This is a very beautiful park, well marked and great pay off view with easy access. Very crowded tho so next time I would go mid week.

1 month ago

It’s nice and easy walk. It’s hard to believe this pristine water fall is located just backyard of residential area. I live in the area for over 25 years and lately it became too popular and seemed it has lost its tranquility.

1 month ago

Very easy and good for all fitness levels. 35 minutes each way. Loved walking next to the Coquitlam river....very therapeutic

hiking
1 month ago

Great spot for a quick and easy hike!!
Was fairly busy, but not "too" busy.
stopped for a snack at a little pool just off trail and watched some Steelhead smolts. Really neat to see the local ecology! There's some info at the trailhead regarding salmon spawn and what fish are in the river, so to actually see and be able to identify them was a treat!

There are also lots and lots of smaller trails offshooting from the main one. almost followed one out, until I realized it certainly wasn't the one I came up on.
I'll explore them another time for sure!

Only downside is that, as there are no garbage bins or toilets... you'll have to find a spot to squat.
Not hard to find one; there's lots around, but you might notice if someone's been there before you.
Seeing toilet paper left behind anytime I stepped of trail was rather disappointing.
If you do gotta go, bring your remnants with you please.

was good had a good afternoon with fam even saw a lil bear on the trail

My favorite quick hike in the Coquitlam area! Beautiful view and a decent work out. Bit of an incline for the last part of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike that gives you a good little workout. Fairly steady uphill climb the whole way but lots of changing terrain and well marked so it doesn’t feel like you’re just grinding away. There was still too much snow up top to get to the lakes so I’ll be back later on in the year to get the view!

Took me almost 2 hours to get up and just under an hour to come down. Definitely need hiking boots and wished I would’ve brought my hiking sticks.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail but steep and full of switchbacks. Good cardio workout in the woods. Late May and the lake is still frozen and socked in with snow.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little trail pretty easy

Very gradual, look out for bears along the way

A lot of bikers and little side trails

There is a nice little view at the end of the road, met some people and they said if I kept going there would be a really nice view

My dog was getting tired so I went back instead

Will edit this review when I try it again

hiking
2 months ago

It was a beautiful day for this short hike! The water is running high right now, so be careful around it, but the mud has nearly all cleared up during our hot spell. Easy, pretty hike to the falls!

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