Diez Vistas Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Diez Vistas Trail is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
776 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

scramble

hiking
1 day ago

14k hike, takes us 4 hours. First 3k almost straight up a mountain (switchbacks) but then it gets easier for a while with a steep decline when closing in on buntzen lake. Nice scenery at the vistas. Not a hike to do alone, quite remote in areas. Hiking shoes/boots a must. Lots of water and snacks. Be bear-aware (bear droppings common) but rarely see large wildlife when hiking these trails. Really enjoy this hike :)

hiking
7 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike! The first 2 km or so is pretty vertical and gets your heart going. From there it meanders up and down and opens up once in awhile for some crazy views. The third vista has the largest sitting area with the best view so you might want to aim to have lunch there. I'd recommend you bring lots of water as there aren't any creeks along the way.

If you plan to do the loop and come back down along the Buntzen Lake trail, you might want to bring a swim suit. There are some beautiful spots right off the trail, some much less pond scummy than others. My dogs have never been happier to see a lake, I was super jealous :)

I'd also suggest parking in the Overflow/Equestrian parking lot, as it's much closer to the trailhead than the main parking lot. You'll seen signs for it first as you drive into the park along Sunnyside.

hiking
13 days ago

trail running
14 days ago

Perfect to run

15 days ago

One of the best trails I have tried.

19 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing hike with great views. Start the trail at the floating bridge. I went the opposite way and some of the steep downhill terrain might be too much for some people. Bring lots of water and a snack, the hike takes 3-7 hours depending on your fitness level. I did it in 4:30 mins and I'm in fairly good shape. The views of the Indian arm and downtown Van are worth it.

1 month ago

Pretty good trail- ran it

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hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! My GPS says 15.95km though, not 12.7km.

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike for spring. it takes 5 to 6 hours and provides great views of Deep Cove and Vancouver. Some years you can do this hike in February.

hiking
2 months ago

Viewpoints were not clearly marked, but one could hardly miss Cima Amanecer (Sunrise Hill), the best viewpoint on the trail, overlooking Indian Arm and Bedwell Bay. Need about 6-8 hours to complete the loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Solid hike, beautiful views particularly at Vista #2. We took our time to relax, eat some lunch and do our traditional jump. Props to whoever marks the trails! Well done!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Cool experience. Definelty not easy though lol me and two of my buddies did the full hike today took us 5-6 hours

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hiking
3 months ago

Note that the East side of the Buntzen Lake Loop trail is closed at the moment (April 2017; not sure when it will re-open), so the only option to make the loop around the lake is to walk on the gravel service road, which is relatively exposed with some views, but under power lines. An alternative (which I would opt for if I repeated this hike) would be to hike back along the west side of Buntzen Lake.

This was a nice hike for its length, but I think just OK for its views. Great if you want to see Vancouver; not so great if you'd like a view up Indian Arm into less developed scenery.