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Jasmeen Boparai reviewed Panorama Ridge
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HikingBugsScramble

Beautiful views! I did this and Garibaldi Lake in one day—9.5 hours round-trip on August 4. The first 6km is a bit rough to start since it’s incline all the way to the lake and the only view is of trees, but it’s much better after that. The final km to the peak of Panorama Ridge is also tough because of the incline and loose rock, but it’s definitely worth it! There was some snow, but I had no issue with hiking poles and hiking shoes with 5mm lugs. I used the poles the entire way down since my feet and ankles were completely exhausted. The mosquitos are just awful though. I’ve never come across such aggressive bugs. I couldn’t stop on the way down for more than a few seconds before they were on me. I was wearing leggings and long socks in the hope I would be fine, but they bit right through the fabric. I didn’t notice until I got back to the hotel. 91 mosquito bites are not fun. Spray your clothes with bug spray, not just exposed skin!

Ay Khan reviewed Burnaby Mountain Loop
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Hiking

Good hike, mixed elevation and quiet a few mountain bikers

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Deanna Wallace reviewed Mount Thom
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HikingGreat!

Great hike, lots of parking but was busy. Lots of shade. This is a great hike for someone who is new to hiking. It took me 1hr 24min total round trip.

Risen Tamang reviewed Diez Vistas and Lake Buntzen Loop
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Definitely a harder hike. Almost 30 min of a steep incline. But the views of Vancouver, and the ocean are well worth it. You’ll have to walk an extra 30-45 min all the way around the lake to access the trail due to the covid “one-way trails” implementation.

Nick Voutour reviewed Panorama Ridge
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HikingGreat!

Great hike! Views are insane. Did it in one day over 10 hours from Rumble Creek trailhead. Took our time to enjoy the scenery. Would recommend splitting it over two days and camping if you can. Likely will in the future!

Ajay S reviewed West Dyke Trail
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HikingGreat!

Just a nice easy Sunday walk. The view is beautiful.

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Miles McTaggart reviewed Mount Strachan
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Hiking

Beautiful views from the top showcasing the beauty of the Lions, inlet and city! Steep hike up but if you take the ski trails down you can save your knees

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Skyler Cartwright reviewed Deer Lake Trail
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Hiking

Overall I loved it, get here early to get parking because access to the lake makes it busy. But I didn’t see many people doing the main loop. Beautiful especially for photography

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Jonathan User reviewed Kuipers Peak to Myra Canyon
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HikingBugsGreat!No shadeOff trail

Very strenous hike, rating 265 This hike is totally worth completing, but i wouldn't head to the top. There are multiple spots to stop, take photos, and meditate from 4 to 8 km into this hike. With these suggestions and modifications it could easily be a 5 star hike. The trail can be very difficult to follow, so I strongly suggest following GPS directions and checking your bearing at each junction. Even with GPS I got turned around three times, and had to bushwack myself back on trail. You are fully exposed to sun for large portions of the trail, a sun sweater or umbrella helps. Prepare with plenty of water and know that fresh water is near the start of the trail only. At the very top of the trail I couldn't find the vista, or viewing spot. I wish someone could post a picture or explain where it is in detail. This was a major blow, because it takes a great deal of effort to hike this trail, and no view was very disappointing. I would repeat this trail and only finish the first 8km, or camp out at one of the beautiful vistas before continuing my exploration.

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Nicole H reviewed Goldie and Flower Lake Loop
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HikingMuddy

Goldie Lake is quite lovely and the trail to it is a little muddy. Flower Lake is more muddy and less nice. This is a perfect beginner hike to introduce you to backcountry hiking, while being short, easy and within cell reception.

Keith Traber reviewed Enderby Cliffs Trail
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08-09 Arrived later than I water and to no surprise the parking lot was 3/4 full. No complaints though as this is a Sunday, a beautiful day, and people should be out. Ran most of this trail as I needed something quick and easy and this trail offered everything. Plenty of cool air in the trees and glimpses of the beautiful valley between those trees every couple kms. Once you hit the higher levels things start to really open up and you get some great views, just watch your step near the edges and do hold onto the hands of younger ones. The top has a few places where one can relax and have a small picnic but the best place, of course, is right at the tippy top. Such awesome views. Take it in. Enjoy !

Jennifer Kopacz reviewed Hollyburn Ridge Double Loop
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Hiking

Fabulous trail, not overly busy, would highly recommend bringing hiking poles to help navigate muddy sections

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First to Review

Easy Trail! Nice loop to walk the dog! Beautiful view of the lake! Can get busy up on the rocks depending on time of day, young people like to party up there, watch for broken glass with the kids and pets!

Jenny Kim reviewed Wedgemount Lake
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

We started this hike Saturday morning at 8am and it took us 2.5 hours to get up at a steady pace. Lots of uphill but mixed with some flatter inclines so it was quite enjoyable and not a constant steep incline as I thought it would be. Beautiful views on the way up and I enjoyed that it was mostly in the wooded areas so we weren’t in direct sunlight. Very few people once we got to the top and spent an hour at the lake. Once we started to head down, lots of traffic of people coming up .

Bryon Carpenter reviewed Ottomite Mountain Trail
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JANET MCINTOSH reviewed Flatiron via Needle Peak Trail
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Hiking

Fabulous views right above the tree line. One of the best taking days Paula and I have ever had. Only problem was the first 300 m or so. about half an hour of terrible roots and slippery rock’s. Forgot to turn on recorder so therefore Hike was about 7 1/2 hours.

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Dallas Dixon reviewed Buntzen Lake Trail
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Hiking

Pretty easy hike, not much elevation gain but some beautiful views of the lake and surrounding woods

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Peter B. reviewed Mount Elsay
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Hiking

Definitely don’t attempt this hike wearing running shoes. I had mountaineer boots. Most of the trail is on very steep moody and rocket terrain. Bring enough pain killers, minerals and vitamins. Definitely electrolytes Try to stay lite. I only ate 3 bars and drank 2.5L of water. Finally used my Ben’s mosquito net, it was a must.

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Gus Silverio reviewed Buntzen Lake Trail
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Ian Giesbrecht reviewed Mount Elsay
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A bit rough and grown over.

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Matthew Marchant reviewed Needle Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!Scramble

Great hike. Try to get an early start to avoid the big rush of people. Made it car to car just under 3 hours hiking at moderate pace. Scramble at the end is fairly easy if you’ve done any sort of scrambling before. First 1.5km are a somewhat steep but it gets easier afterwards. Overall highly recommended

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