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

Beautiful relaxing hike that ends at a sweet waterfalls.

A great local walk/hike. Recommended if you live close. Nicely kept trails and really nice surroundings. But a little too short in distance.

The Creek and fall.

hiking
21 days ago

actually quite impressed!

We have never been here before, but decided to make the trip up. 232 is closed so had to be creative to get there but it was well worth it. Great hike, we never saw another person the whole way till we were back near the bottom.

Awesome lookout at the top with a picnic table to eat lunch, which we did. Also lots of dragonflies so no mosquitoes up at the top. So we sat and enjoyed the view.

Well marked trails, easy to hike with some adventure, we did the whole blue ridge loops, we enjoyed the rougher trail area best.

Some mosquitoes but the mostly ate the female half of our group of 2.

We will be back to explore some more.

Another great day here. So many little trails to shoot out and explore. This trail is super easy and fantastic for a power-walk workout.

hiking
1 month ago

If you come back on the West Canyon trail it is much better to make this a loop instead of out and back. Great views.

The viewpoint was a little confusing. There’s like two kinds but barely enough room for like 2 people to sit and have lunch

Way to many people and dog poop everywhere all over the trail, so bad it smells everywhere you go. this isn't a hike it's a walk. parking is slim to non! dont go on long weekends or weekends. weekdays late afternoon are the best times if your into nature walks around litter and poop.

Trails are pretty clearly marked which is good if you are a beginner. Took the blue trail so ensure you take the climb up to the viewpoint it is well worth it. All around great trip through the woods.

Absolutely gorgeous and easy going for the whole family. There are a few great bridges with magnificent views. Not too much foot traffic.

Gold Creek Falls is an excellent location to enjoy the coolness of the water and the excitement of the trails.

I set out with my 10 year old daughter to do this and it was lovely! It wasn’t too challenging but still offered some exercise and views. We’re excited to explore what else is there!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place for awesome views of water falls. My dog and boyfriend loved it.

2 months ago

Beautiful view from the lookout and over Viking creek

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy walk to the falls, also known as lower falls trail. Only took 30 mins to get to them. Relaxing to sit on the rocks at the falls

walking
2 months ago

Very clean easy trail!

The start of the trail is steep and has no warnings but once you make it up the terrain gets better. Once you make it to Small Lake that’s where the fun begins! Great views from some look out points. Truly worth the reward if you’re up for a challenge. Markers are easy to spot. Bring a walking stick or find a nice branch. Happy hiking

Great easy hike with so many great views of the river and the mountains! It was lovely and quiet. We only ran into three other groups along the hike, everyone was friendly. The dog loved the trail as well!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and very short hike! We went there as a warm up :)

on Kanaka Creek

3 months ago

Easy family trail, lots of access to the creek.

Nice trail. We took the east west connector (bridge) and came back on the Golden Ears / West Canyon trail. West Canyon is much more challenging than the East and we ended up in the West Canyon parking lot. The walk back to our car along the gravel road was super dusty and awful. I think it might have worked to take a right on the Menzies trail instead of going all the way down to the West Canyon parking lot as we saw the trailhead near our parking lot.

It's basically just a walk, not much strenuous hiking involved, but some of the views are amazing, especially on clear days. Also very crowded with people and their dogs or small children, so I'd suggest going in the morning.

3 months ago

nice short hike with some incline. Great for kids and beginners.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Really lovely trail, not difficult at all but a long enough walk to warrant the drive. The scenery was beautiful, not just the mountain views but the trail itself was just a perfect depiction of west coast wilderness

hiking
3 months ago

Took my wife and 2.5yr old for a hike today. It was muddy, but super cute to watch my daughter climb over the exposed roots and climb up the boardwalks over the little streams. Very short hike with some of it on gravel path.

Only nice part is the fact its short. Had one view of the lake for 5 min. It was pretty ugly. Would not go again.

4 months ago

awesome trail

Wonderful escape from the city and it's so close! I ran the blue trail today and found it well marked and so beautiful! Will do again.

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