Quarry Rock Trail

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Quarry Rock Trail is a 3.5 kilometer 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
3.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
250 m
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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Very well kept and pretty with many small creeks. However, the Quarry Rock viewpoint can get very crowded on a sunny day.

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19 days ago

I would rate this as a short hike of moderate intensity. Lots of stairs have been added to help save the trail. Stunning views at the top.

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27 days ago

Nice hike but I would rate it more as an easy/intermediate as it has lots of up and down great view spot to rest though when you get up to the top. It can be fairly busy however so not the most peaceful

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1 month ago

Super easy trail, more like a walk in the park. Gets very crowded on weekends, so go early. I actually saw someone walk up in flip flops!

hiking
1 month ago

A nice and fairly easy trail with a great view at the end!

My friend has done it a few times in the past and noted that a lot of boardwalk has been added, most likely due to high foot traffic and erosion.

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Beautiful views from Quarry Rock. The trail was a bit rockier and more slippery than I would expect for an easy trail, but it was a nice up and down sort of path. Would do again!

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1 month ago