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Dennett Lake is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 3,044 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Lake Views Wildlife Rocky Scramble Snow
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Raymond Ng
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Margrit Loehnert
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Mike Blackstock
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Wet in parts.

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Jason A
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Hiking

at Munro Lake, don't go around, take the path that looks like it's over water

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Alex Rodrigue
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Nice view at the lookout and Dennett lake. Nice place if you want to be alone.

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Michael Lynch
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BackpackingGreat!MuddyOver grown
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Tansy Wong
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Jacob Wheatley
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We decided to start our trek from Harper road. We took Harper Road Access all the way to gunners trail. HRP was a long relatively steep climb. Especially with 35 Lbs of camping gear. Gunners Trail was really fun, wet at times but with a good set of water prod hiking boots you’d be fine. One section requires a steep rope guided climb, gotta watch this section ground was very loose and slippery. At the top of gunner trail we decided to take old Dennett lake trail (this was definitely an old trail). At parts super over grown and really wet. Takes you through a marsh with tons of little frogs. Some really pretty sections of cleared grass and flowers. This section was most challenging for our group still managed it in just under an hour. The reward at the end was worth it. A beautiful lake, with a decent cleared out camping area right at the edge of the lake. Lake was cold some of us still went for a swim. Definitely recommend checking out the look out at night. The city skyline was awesome. Be careful on the way back down from the view point it can be easy to start heading the wrong way towards Munro Lake. Overall great experience amazing night. Decided to take the quarry road trail back down because it was quicker. Definitely a really steep trail got from dennett lake to the bottom in just under 3 hours. GPS tracked from Harper to Dennett was 14km GPS tracked from Dennett to Quarry Road was 11.5km

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Christine Bersabe
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Lots of parking outside of trailhead. Our intention was to hike just to Munro lake, but we were disappointed by the views so we decided to go to Munro lookout, which was well worth it. Dennett is another 10 min hike from the lookout. Make sure you pace yourself on the way down, hard on the knees. It as our second time doing this hike, one my favourites in Coquitlam.. if you’re looking for a decent hike to do from Vancouver. Only a 50 min drive from East Van.

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Amanda @herdthis
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

WET. SO WET. at the fork for dennett vs Monroe, it says “very wet” on the dennett sign. It doesn’t lie. Our feet were soaked, basically over growing the whole way: look for marker tape. Also VERY BUGGY, Bring spray. We brought the dogs and they had an amazing time, but we were up to our knees in mud at times. Also: watch out for little frogs

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Rachel Douglas
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Hiking

GPS logged this as 12km not 8.7km just for a heads up. Awesome hike though. bit marshy in places but nothing a high ankle hiking boot can't handle. Bugs are what you would expect for the mountains in July. Couldn't find the trail circling the left of Munroe lake so took the trail straight across the lake over the marsh. They've also decommissioned the trail bee-lining it straight to Dennett. New trail (as of 2019) is clearly marked, trail goes left to swing by the stunning lookout (signs are clear and it's only a 10min detour round trip to the lookout and back to the trail) before it continues to the lake.

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danny hubert
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Backpacking

usually I take Harper road and village lake trail to Munro lake but my hiking partner wanted to take the short route. this is a far more steep route than the harper road route... my legs are still killing me two days later. we ventured around Munro lake attempting to get to the most southern end of munro to check out what looks like a man made landing where Munro creek begins. the trail vanishes and is very thick brush, I plan on going back bush wacking my way around. we eventually went back to west end of Munro to set up camp. once camp was set up we made way to dennett lake and found that a new trail has been recently blazed up to the look out point. along the way there is a massive natural giant stair case like rock face with a beautiful creek lapping down it. once you get to the view point trail, the trail to dennett returns to it's old state, a single file path. once you get to dennett lake the view of burke ridge is amazing. after having lunch and going for a swim (I forgot shorts but my friend went in for a dip) we made our way back down to camp that Munro lake. this was an amazing hiking trip with no encounters, I look forward to going back on the long weekend.

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Mark Darville
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

If you love flies, mosquitoes and mud, then boy oh boy this is definitely the trail for you. It's a great way to tell your knees you don't love them anymore but hey, there was at least views at both Munroe and Dennett Lakes. Keep your head down to keep an eye out for little toads that will hop in front of you. Thankfully no bear sighting today

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Hilde Schepens
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HikingSnow

Did this hike on June 7th. Still a lot of snow, starting just before Munro Lake. Very pretty and not a lot of people.

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Jeremy Sharman
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Trail to Dennett is considerably longer than suggested. All up I tracked just over 13km. Be bear aware, we had a long, incident free encounter with a very large male in the last km to Munroe. He was directly on the trail around a bend and was well hidden in the fog. Came across others who had seen 2 on the way up just as we started to head down.

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Hana Veisi
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Nina Bianco
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Rained the whole day but therefore few hikers and no bugs! Trail was soggy but at least we did not overheat! 4.8 km to Munro Lake. Sign to Viewpoint at 2.5 km and the three sign junction is at 3.5 km (Quarry Road, Dennett Lake, Munro Lake). Most of the short cuts and side trails meet up with the main trail. Still a little bit of snow near Dennett Lake but no snow all the way to Munro Lake. There is a spectacular waterfall about 10 minutes from Munro to Dennett - stunning. Trail to Dennett Lake is a bit overgrown in places but follow the blue and orange flagging tape.

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Andy Gibb
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HikingMuddy

Defeated by the rain and soggy conditions, we gave up after an hour. The trail was muddy and the foliage was wet. It's been a decade since we last hiked this trail, but I don't remember the various shortcuts and side trails. Watch out for those and be sure to follow the trail markers. On the plus side, the cascades on Deiner Creek were impressive, even if the water was the colour of the lattes we'd just drunk

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