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Trail is in great shape, no bugs and not much water on trail.

This is a really nice trail in mixed forest that I try to hike at least once a year. It runs besides creeks and then some pleasant small lakes higher up. There are LOTS of bugs near these lakes in the early summer so beware. Fortunately they've all gone to sleep now. :) It is also not well marked in places so watch your way and follow the beaten path, especially as it nears the junction with the Burke Ridge route. There is presently frost and mud on some of the trail, and roots can be very slippery. Snow will probably come and remain for winter with the next storm system. Today I joined up with the Burke Summit trail and headed to the South Summit and then back via Harper Rd (mostly). A nice 20k return day.

Very muddy, would recommend water proof shoes. Not labelled clearly at the start but is labelled well later on

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1 month ago

Easy to get off trail as markets are hard to see/find. Beautiful trails. Went to waterfall. Lots of rocks and tree roots. Parts of trails were gravel/pebbles. Too misty to see any view, cloudy

Nice trail but quite rocky and wet in some places. Many alternative routes. Beautiful waterfalls but not much for viewpoints (trees in the way).

Did this loop in about 2 hours. Not too many waterfalls this time of year. Go after it rains, might be better. Saw one trickling stream.

Nice trail. Had the lake at the top to myself. Fun bombing down the hill. On the way up was the only person.

Nice hike. The app definitely helped! I would rate this an easy rather than a moderate.

Nice variety in terrain, cool water features. Did in hiking boots, but my wife was wearing sandals and she was fine.

Would be great if trailhead is better marked! First left, yellow gate, is where you should turn to start your trek! Other than that, watch out for mountain bikers, the noise from the shooting range below is amusing, and the new view point can only accommodate a handful of people.

Ok so the first part of this trail is awesome but once you get to the falls. Then try to find the other half of the trail. I tried and tried and tried. The markers are all over the ground, the bushes and forest is all grown in. Not well groomed. I swear I almost called search and rescue! Go for the falls and then turn back. This needs to be changed from a loop to a point to point!

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3 months ago

Great trail! On the way up we got a bit turned around due to the lack of signage and markers. Luckily we had a printed map with us and met a couple on the trail with a GPS that guided us in the right direction. We did it as an overnight with a total of 27km hike. Extending the hike with the Burke Ridge loop is worth it! There was enough water sources on the hike (including ridge) that as long as you have a pump your good. We did see a lot of cougar tracks along the trail. So keep an eye out for that!

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3 months ago

I'd give it a 5 star if it wasn't for the constant shotgun fire coming from the shooting range. It kills the vibe. Other than that, beautiful foresty hike, shaded, well marked, low traffic. Stunning views at the lookout

Trail in great shape. Had rained all night before we set out and the trail was only slightly muddy. Loop trail to Sawblade falls is moderate hike while the push up to Coquitlam Lake viewpoint is hard, but only on account of the elevation gain. View is definately worth it. Trail itself was easy to follow.

Saw a small black bear at the bridge.

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3 months ago

It's a tough hike at some points. But rewarding... the bugs are pretty bad on this trail. Lots of horse flies!

Great moderate trail! You can kind of choose your difficulty with the different trail options. I wore my runners but it's pretty rocky and wet in some places so you may want your boots. Most of the paths are runnable. Dog friendly. A few nice waterfalls, not so much of a viewpoint though (too many trees). When I went, it wasn't busy at all

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