Crystal Falls

EASY 35 reviews

Crystal Falls is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

Located east of Vancouver in Coquitlam, Crystal Falls is a scenic waterfall that drains into the Coquitlam River and is along a short, easy hike trail. The area is also popular with dog walkers and mountain bikers and the route can be very muddy for several months of the year, including small small From the unmarked trailhead on Karley Crescent, walk into the forest, down the short slope, and along the path as it runs parallel to the Upper Coquitlam River. The trail dips down to the edge of the river before climbing back uphill and continue northward to the falls. Continue walking as the route weaves its way along the shore and through the scenic, moss covered forest. After about 40 minutes, there is an old blue pickup truck abandoned on your left. From here, it's about another 15 minutes up the trail, crossing several more small streams, and finally arriving at a larger creek where Crystal Falls sits just a few meters further upstream. The area can be quite busy during the warmer weather months, so choose a place to sit and enjoy a snack while taking in the sights and sounds of the waterfall. Once you're ready to head back, walk down the trail, crossing the small streams, past the old pickup truck, and eventually out to the neighbourhood where you started your hike.

21 days ago

Saw a large black bear on the trail on May 28! It followed the trail for a bit and then returned to the forest

26 days ago

hiking
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walking
1 month ago

Too easy a walk. Nice waterfall.

1 month ago

1 month ago

beautiful trail. a bit muddy in sections but easy elevations, nice views of coquitlam river, and great lookout point at the falls. An easy afternoon walk really perfect for the whole family. Even crossed paths with some horseback riders

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice hike, super muddy at the moment though

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

7 months ago

Had an awesome experience in the rain. Got Completely soaked.. The path has been flooded bit from the rainy season & it's getting muddy from so many people. Huge falls in the winter

9 months ago

First trail of the summer. The falls are nice and so are the pools around the corner at the top.

11 months ago

Great, easy walk. Not a marked trail but there is a enough pedestrian traffic that you are never short of being able to ask how long to the falls. lovely walk there and at the falls themselves. highly recommend.

hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

nice cool trail for a hot day. walking Riverside with the dogs was wonderful. crossing the path of a black bear was not so wonderful so didn't quite make the falls, still a nice walk.....jog, all in all.

trail running
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Good June run, pretty busy but enough room on the trail for two people most of the way. We did pass a Black Bear on the trail so that was a bit nerve racking.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016