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It’s not 7 km. We did the loop - started at Harper road and went all the way to Coquitlam Lake view point (last 200m is very steep and narrow along “new” trail). All well marked. On the way back we turned towards Sawblade falls and Sawblade trail than Woodland loop - we took the lower part of it. My watch died around 19 km and we walked quite a bit after. Trail was well marked and apart from no connectivity on some parts I think was hard to get lost. Some mosquitoes on the lake trail but not on Woodland loop. Great views of 3 waterfalls. All had little basins for the dog to have a swim. Overall great trail for the hot day with gorgeous views on top.

Saw a bear. Enjoyed the Sawblade Falls.

very exciting trail but not well marked.

we did a slight variation that someone mentioned below (thanks Lois!). we started out at 8am and took the CLVT trail up. to say we were almost eaten alive by bugs would be a severe understatement! once on Sawblade trail all bugs disappeared, yay! there's not many markers so make sure you have a map/gpx with you. gazillion bike trails everywhere (please pay attention to bikers). overall a nice trail.

Wonderful except for shooting range gun noise for first 15 minutes

We did a slight variation of this hike and enjoyed it a lot.

Beautiful trail... mixed uphill and level ground.. it was muddy but manageable. Beautiful falls all the way to the top! Less people makes for quicker and quieter hike!

This trail was fun and beautiful but it was not 9.9 km.

When we started and reached the hydro clearing we were told there was a black bear nearby. Made the hike a bit scary and we came back down the same upper loop. Hike very nice otherwise.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s cool for hiking in summer.

Loved the trail! No wildlife sightings. Enjoyed the viewpoint and the falls. Will go back again next weekend.

Great hike with lots of different terrain depending on which paths you choose. Path down to the base of the falls was worth it.

fantastic trail! so many different choices as well ♡

pretty quiet trail but had a lot of bugs. Not too difficult but some areas are rocky and hard to walk on.

beautiful trail

Nice moderate hike. Still some snow at the summit. View was right, the lake is hard to see through the tree line. Would probably do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Although originally built by and for mountaIn bikers, this is a shared biking and hiking trail and has been used by both for many, many years. Hikers should keep ears and eyes open, as bikes will come down fast. Don't worry about actually dodging bullets. When I hiked up on an early Saturday evening in spring, there was no one else around at all. No gunshots either! Lots of dirt chutes to climb up and some scenic meandering along a spine with ravines either side.

great hiking waterfall was fast flowing, lots of small stream crossings , old growth stumps but first part behind gun range safe but weekends lots of gun shots to be heard.

Many variations and offshoots of this route and basically no signage, which doesn't really exist on Burke, so please be very mindful of your route! This is a shared Biking/Hiking route-- keep watch. Pleasant second growth forest and a few peek a boo views from the upper portions. An enjoyable short hike with a little bit of elevation. No snow at all as of 04/07/2019. For more info and routes check out "Burke and Widgeon- A Hiker's Guide" by Litzenberger.

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.

hiking
snow
2 months 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!

mountain biking
2 months ago

great beginner trail

snowshoeing
snow
4 months ago

Snowshoes are very helpful here these days after the recent storms! On an otherwise clear day, a fog bank managed to cling to the side of the ridge here, thus preventing any view from the top viewpoint. Breaking trail and heading up steep snow turns a moderate hike into a hard one in places. Some nice forest scenes en route and plenty of solitude as everyone else seemed headed to Sawblade Falls or was snowmobiling up high today.

Great hike on February 3rd, lightly snowing and hardly anyone around. Used the App a few times when I was unsure which way to go. Followed the advice of others and did the counter clockwise route up to Sawblade Falls, going up the Upper Loop and down the Lower Loop. It would be harder/steeper doing it the other way around. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because it could’ve been better marked. It took exactly 3.5 hours including stops. Missed the last bit of trail coming back down so had to walk on the gravel service road, but no big deal. Great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Definitely a tough hike but well worth the climb. The lake is beautiful, I went in the spring time and watched the lake trout jumping in the calm water.

great intense trail.

Great trail to quite a nice view. 3-4 creek crossings to mind your footing over. Other than that quite wet and snow at the top for the last 1km or so. Managed without crampons or snowshoes though.

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