Maplewood Flats Conservation Area Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area Trail is a 3.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.7 km Elevation Gain: 10 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

city walk

no dogs

walking
3 months ago

Lovely spot for a stroll (and easy to get to by bus) . The paths are flat, wide and clear enough for any fitness level, but there's still plenty of wildlife to see. I did encounter two piles of bear droppings, but no actual bear. There were so many people wearing little bells to warn them off though, that I kept expecting Santa to round the corner.

6 months ago

Great little quick adventure. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible. Awesome for birdwatching.

walking
Sun Sep 30 2018

Nice, flat trail. Lots of good viewpoints. I saw what I think was a lone heron near the water. A young deer caught me by surprise which made me turn back and not complete the loop. All in all, still a satisfying outing.

Tue Apr 17 2018

Very easy. Toddler and stroller friendly.

bird watching
Sun Aug 20 2017

walking
Thu Jul 27 2017

Maplewood Flats is a quiet little piece of land tucked in among the industry and business of North Vancouver. It's the last little bit of natural mudflat habitat left in Burrard Inlet, and is totally worth the trip. The trails are wide and well maintained, great for families with kids/strollers or anyone in a wheelchair. It's very easy to get to, with a bus stop right outside the entrance, which makes it a perfect spot for a short hike during a busy day. The Wild Bird Trust of BC who manages the conservation area often has a friendly staff member on site, and near the trail entrance there are places to sit down for a bite to eat or to watch the birds that are constantly around the feeders set up there. With all of the development happening in North Van, I only wish this little piece of nature could be bigger. There are many different habitat types throughout the area so you see a lot for such a short loop. Would highly recommend! Protect our natural areas on the North Shore!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

running
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
Sun Sep 09 2018

bird watching
Mon Jul 31 2017