Quarry Rock Trail

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Quarry Rock Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

A great hike because you don't need to spend a whole day on the trail but there is still a nice lookout at the end. The Deep Cove Lookout hike has many names depending on which book, website or sign you are looking at: Quarry Rock Hike, Grey Rock Trail, or Indian Arm Lookout Trail. Each is just another name for the east portion of the Baden Powel Trail that goes from deep cove to a lookout rock. The lookout provides a great view of deep cove and Indian Arm. Dogs are welcome on the trail without a leash and it can be hiked year round. The lookout point can be seen from deep cove and the hike is easy compared to many on the north shore. Due to its ease and proximity to Vancouver, the trail gets very busy on weekends. The hike starts off Panorama drive and there is free parking in a lot about five minute walk from the trail head. This parking lot fills quickly on weekends and many people end up parking along Panorama drive once it is full. From the parking lot you can find the trail head left down the sidewalk. Look for a sign to the Baden Powel trail then follow Panorama drive and the trail head on the left hand side of the road. The trail is well marked with many new bridges and steps so it would be difficult to get lost. The initial portion of the hike is slightly steep and all the elevation gain occurs within the first kilometer. The second kilometer of the hike levels out while crossing multiple bridges and creeks. The forest along the trail is typical for the north shore until arriving at the lookout. The first lookout has a great view of deep cove and Indian arm. For another view, continue up the trail to the left of another large rock then follow the BC Hydro pole to power line rock. There is no loop for this trail so you need to follow the trail back to the parking lot. There is a washroom near the parking lot and many small little shops and restaurants in nearby downtown deep cove.

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3 days ago

Easy and well maintained trail.

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3 days ago

Nice short day hike. Anyone can do this beautiful hike. However, this place does get a lot of attention and lots of crowds. I enjoy the more remote hikes but this is one to get off the list.

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25 days ago

It is becoming very busy

26 days ago

Go early if you go on the weekend when it is anything but moderately trafficked

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28 days ago

nice view

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30 days ago

great hike crosses rivers through old growth to view of the inlet. watch out for weekend crowds and tourists in flip flops, parking difficult in deep cove when sunny, consider accessing other trails from lynn canyon or mt seymour if busy

1 month ago

1 month ago

The trail itself and the views were nice, but the park was SO BUSY. When I say busy, I mean that we filed single file between tourists the entire hike. It was awful. When we couldn't find a parking spot and saw how many people were at the beginning of the trail we should have just turned around and gone somewhere else.

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1 month ago

Great hike in Deep Cove. It's rated as easy but the very start is pretty steep with a lot of stairs. The trail itself is maintained well, good variety of terrain (roots, dirt, rocks, stairs...) the bridges were a nice touch too. I went on a weekday evening and quite a bit of people. I can't imagine this on the weekend or holiday.

1 month ago

Waaaaayyy too busy. Would not recommend unless you go when no one is there.