Crystal Falls

EASY 56 reviews

Crystal Falls is a 6.1 kilometer 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
6.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
152 m
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.

9 days ago

Great easy hike. Can be busy during peak hours on sunny days. Trail gets very mucky and muddy after a rain.

9 days ago

Nice short trip on a steady path, easy morning stretch , great hiding place at the top of the falls

hiking
12 days ago

Great little hike. Took about two hours return with my 4 year old. Fairly flat but some small streams to cross. Best have proper hiking boots for this.

hiking
16 days ago

21 days ago

Lotta trees for shade and some spots where the sun peaks through.
Took about 35 walking mildly and talking .
Several pull out points to walk down to the stream and catch some rays
Falls are pretty cool

walking
25 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

1 month ago

Super easy trail to take the kids on. It's mostly flat and I'd consider it more of a nature walk. The waterfalls at the end are super fun for the kids to explore and moderately easy for the older ones to climb up on their own.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy access, great trail for everyone as it is easy to walk. Interesting stops along the way for a dip in the creek or picture taking. Hike up to the top of the falls for another spectacular view and just around the corner you see another set of falls with a pool to take a swim!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

quick little walk. nice refreshing dip in the pool is a great reward.

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1 month ago

Really nice hike with a beautiful waterfall reward!

hiking
1 month ago

Relaxing and enjoyable trail. The waterfalls at the end were beautiful and very fun to climb up and explore!

1 month ago

Easy hike with moderate to heavy trail use. Saw recent bear sign.

1 month ago