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on Mount Gardner Loop Trail

8 hours ago

Hiking boots, GPS & water REQUIRED! Did this hike alone today (23rd march 2019). I dont normally comment in here but after reading previous comments about poor trail markers then doing the hike myself DO NOT DO THIS HIKE WITHOUT GPS! I still got lost 3 times and had to scramble on off trail areas to get back to the "trail". Lots of variation of terrain & good views. Despite the poor markers I loved this hike!

hiking
9 hours ago

The actual “upper loop” takes longer than 30 minutes. It is a great hike, but you are not along the water, but rather with mountain bikers (if there are any) in the woods. Lots of side trails, so following the APP on your phone is important if you want to ensure the longer hike experience. Took our dog and she loved it!

hiking
9 hours ago

Hiked this trail last week. There was still some snow on the trail at the start. Once through that area things improved and we hiked through some mountain biking areas to get a longer hike. I think we ended with about 6 miles — with those extra trails. Of course, our pooch loved it!

hiking
9 hours ago

We hiked this a few days ago and needed to do an out and back instead of a loop as there was construction on one side. We took our dog and she loved it!

hiking
9 hours ago

Took our dog. She loved it. Trail ended up being 4miles round trip. Perfect!

hiking
rocky
10 hours ago

Awesome!! Highly recommend it was super well marked lots of stairs, benches and signs. Gets pretty steep in some parts but it is well worth it once you get to the top. Beautiful view!

hiking
over grown
rocky
11 hours ago

this trail was hard but the first point of view is really worth it. after you hike 5-10 minutes where you begin to see the caves. You have to be careful and look closely when you'll find one you'll be able to find the other. We went down one it was kind of scary and we managed to get out from another hole. There was a rope in one that seemed to go down deeper but we didn't want to risk it. Don't go farther than the rocks caves the trail is less clear and not as worth it.

Fairly moderate hike, beautiful views, awesome half day type of hike

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muddy
snow
14 hours ago

Beautiful warm day. Trail is muddy in sections, some icy snow in the shade, but trail conditions are quite good. Great early spring hike if you’re itching to get out where there is no snow!

hiking
14 hours ago

An easy to moderate hike. Any age group can do it, just be ready for rocky paths. Lots of huge, mossy trees to provide shade. The snow has melted so there were a few people out. The people made it safer from getting lost because there weren't that many trail markers. The stream that runs along much of the trail was a nice surprise. Whyte lake is very small but pretty, with a single dock. I actually wished there was a quick path that went around the lake to enjoy it just a bit longer. It took 1.5 hours out and back on a relaxed pace.

hiking
14 hours ago

Well marked amazing view definitely worth it!!

hiking
snow
17 hours ago

Busy weekend at Elfin Shelter. Hiked to Red Heather Hut and camping out. Wood stove is going and life’s good.

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muddy
17 hours ago

Nice trail :-)

hiking
17 hours ago

Nice basic walk through the bog on a boardwalk. takes about twenty minutes and is almostly completely flat.

mountain biking
18 hours ago

trail in summer shape

Great loop that traverses through many parks. If you’re looking for a long loop that isn’t along trails you’re used to hiking, this trail is great. A decent distance that can be done in five hours. Some good views at the top of Scafe Hill.

Short trail with a stunning view. Best for clear days.

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blowdown
closed
off trail
over grown
rocky
snow
washed out
22 hours ago

Don’t do this. Overgrown and got lost on the decent

hiking
23 hours ago

Beaches,Driftwood,Sunsets,and a great little trail walk !Love this place!

hiking
23 hours ago

This trail is one of my favourite .Lots of friendly people !This trail merges into Joan Point Park and includes a nice walk along the ocean to the narrows.Trail Running , Dog friendly!

Not a very good trail more of a walk... lots of construction in the area.

For days you still want to get in some elevation but don't have time for a hike. it's not scenic except maybe with people. It's very busy any time I've been there. Good for some quick excise. Path is gravel and wood stairs with no-slip grating over them.

Very enjoyable hike. A nice mix of climbing and flatter sections. Lower loop is a little flatter and rockier. The upper loop is a steady climb but all forest. My son and I kept a good pace and did the whole loop in just under 2.5 hrs. Saw no wildlife and only 2 other hikers.

trail running
1 day ago

Steep!

hiking
snow
1 day ago

My sister and I hike this trail today and went up the Coquitlam Lake View Trail (CLVT) and came down past Sawblade and Woodland falls! We encountered WAYYYY more snow than we thought we would mid-March. I'd recommend snowshoes or snowboots if you're planning to do this trail anytime soon. The snow simply isn't melting at these elevations and its a lot colder when you get up this high. Enjoy!

This hike lives up to its reputation, providing your expectations aren't unrealistic. It's got steep sections (that will prove onerous to those who aren't regular hikers), a few nice viewpoints (more like 2 or 3, not 10 anymore) and a very pleasant mix of forested terrain.
It's also pretty popular-- trail runners and large hiking groups are commonplace-- so if its solitude you're after, try early on a weekday or elsewhere.
As a fairly frequent hiker/scrambler (but not a trail runner), in my early 40s, I managed it in just over 4 hours with 20 mins of breaks along the way.
Definitely one of the finest hiking trails in the Vancouver area, without venturing onto higher mountain ridges.
Good for the shoulder season!

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Well marked trail despite the snow. Good uphill climb going in, and great views.

hiking
1 day ago

First time on this trail today, we did it counter-clock wise, the first half is ok, rocky gravel service road, away from the lake, spots of scenery. But the second half we excellent, heavy forested narrow path with lot on elevation changes along the lake, took many great pictures. Condition was perfect, only the last bit was wet and muddy..

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