Explore the most popular birding trails in Pinecone Lake Burke Mountain Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

So grateful for those trail guides who have marked the trails so well. Even found markers in unexpected places. Beautiful hike even in the rain and hail!!

Did this hike this weekend(June 2, 2018). Nice trail. Start of the trail is not marked, but after several hundred meters it's marked good.
A lot of bears poo. When we back we meet one of this guy )) He was eating grass right near the trail(near the bridge).

paddle sports
21 days ago

Loved it. Reach early especially over the weekends if you want to rent out a Canoe from the place itself. Those Canoes fly pretty quickly. Canoeing to the trail can take 50 mins - 90 mins each way depending on the skill level. Trail itself is not very hard. The entire experience of Canoeing and watching the widgeon falls itself is pretty rewarding:).

Nice hike, but no markings or signs for guidance. Thankfully someone else we ran into gave us directions how to get back. Ended up cutting through downhill mtn bike trails, eventually running into a bear at the powerline clearing. Good times.. I guess

1 month ago

Great walk

Not the most well-marked trail around, went on a few down-hill biking paths as unintentional detours, but there was service most of the way so we were able to follow the map when we were led astray. This could be avoided by paying closer attention to trail markers. Nice hike in the rain. Beautiful forest scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

It's not a hard trail with mountain biking path, but we only finished 2/3 and then gave up because there are many signs writing "Darger! Active shooting range". We were afraid of being shot...

Did this hike a couple weeks ago and it was really nice. The gun range is close to the trail head, so you’ll be listening to that for the 30 mins or so unfortunately. Pretty easy trek until you hit the climb up to Sawblade Falls, which is straight up for about twenty minutes, but completely worth it. Beautiful view of surrounding mountains at the top. Amazing stumps from the old growth forest will blow your mind. The largest I’ve ever seen. Upper Falls trail is quite a bit easier than Lower Falls and I will do this hike counter clockwise next time for a bit easier hike. I’ll definitely be back in spring when the falls are in full force. :)

absolutely loved this hike. gorgeous forest of mossy trees and the terrain is perfect for either a wet or sunny day. came on a foggy day and it was still an amazing sight to see.

Great little trail especially on a windy day.

hiking
9 months ago

Great spot to unwind after the canoeing, camping, and hike up to Widgeon Lake on the day before. The hike is super easy (compared to getting to lake above), with tons of spots to unwind in the river, with scenic falls around you, and spots to jump into the water if you're brave. Just be careful!

Hiked in 40 mins and came upon moma bear and her cub at the Loop. Beautiful forest hike till that point. We had 8, 10 and 13 year old kids. Aug 8.

Saw a bear on the way. Had to turn back; otherwise, it was a good hike.

nice walk. nice view of the waterfall. mostly covered by trees so good for the dog on a hot day.

paddle sports
11 months ago

Take a canoe up to the opening.

Service road to the falls makes this a very very easy hike.

For the exercise and view I would take the trail. Beginners will find it a little challenging but it's worth it and good for you :)

Nice little day trip with the family and the canoe ride is about 30-50 minutes at most.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice hike. Paddling can take a good 90 min each way. Take the service road as a quick way to the falls. The trail is more challenging but also more beautiful

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Well it started off nice, no rain, close to home and an early start...then things went horribly sideways. About 55:00 into the hike we made it to the BC Hydro ROW, then we saw a momma bear and her two cubs. Miss Figz freaked out so we had to turn around and end it! Lol! So now we're off to MEC to get better equipped and we'll finish it off another time. Otherwise a good leisurely hike.

nice woodland walking area. small falls. not too long and steep

The sound of gunshots from a nearby shooting range, allegedly having been in existence long before the trails, was indeed unpleasant, but mostly during the first and last half hour of the hike. The hike leading to two viewpoints of Saw Blade Falls was quite slippery, but the views of waterfalls were rewarding. All in all a good hike.

Nice easy access road with numerous trails branching off.

May 2016- very limited parking on roadside but trail starts off up a steep gravel road to get your heart pumping, then the woodland walk is a nice stroll through the forest, the upper loop is much different than the lower. We did it counter clockwise and I would again. Sawblade falls is steep but short and very nice. Look forward to doing it again.

paddle sports
11 days ago

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