Quarry Rock Trail

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Quarry Rock Trail is a 3.7 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
3.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
194 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Quite a number of stairs (nothing like the Grind ofc), but a nice easy hike w/ a pretty view. Would recommend for beginners.
There’s also a flat wood railing near the top set of stairs where people can write their names!
Make sure to grab the staple donut at Honey Doughnuts & Goodies after your hike as a reward (:

loved the hike, not a fan of all the stairs lol

hiking
3 days ago

There is a high amount of foot traffic. Arrive early to find parking, and prepare yourself for lots of stairs. All culminates to a lovely view.

The town offers simple parks and gardens by the waterfront through which you can wander with ice cream, gelato, cinnamon buns, or doughnuts. Grab a seat after the hike and enjoy a beer and pizza, or rent a kayak for a few hours if you're up for more activities.

Worth a trip.

hiking
6 days ago

Good first hike of the season, just enough incline to make it feel like a hike. Haven’t done this hike for a few years and was surprised by how busy it was in the middle of the week. Be ready for every other person hiking to be gripping their phones or texting as they are hiking. Also passed a few people with music blaring which just doesn’t seem to fit the surroundings.

hiking
10 days ago

An excellent beginner trail.

trail running
14 days ago

Nice easy walk through the woods; perfect for out of town guests who want a quick outdoor activity. Easy hike, great view. Can’t lose.

15 days ago

Took it with my kids and they all made it round trip!

hiking
17 days ago

I love this hike - though there are a LOT of stairs. A lot.

21 days ago

Good little jaunt with a great view at the end, bring a small snack/lunch and enjoy on the rock before heading back down again.

hiking
24 days ago

Great view at the top but loads of people around on a sunny day. Do recommend going early morning to avoid rush hour and enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Lots of stairs!

hiking
1 month ago

An intro hike with great view. Deep cove is also great for standup paddle boarding and picnics.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic views with minimal effort. Lots of stairs! Go early to avoid trouble finding parking.

1 month ago

Amazing view! I hiked with my friends yesterday.

1 month ago

goorgeous view

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of up and downs, bice short workout

1 month ago

its a busy trail. The parking is difficult but the hike is well maintained and the view is pretty great. the trail can be done in as little as 50 min there and back.

2 months ago

Lots of dogs, if going on weekend try to be there before 8am, otherwise it’s too crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. Fantastic views

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail, close to Vancouver, with great views

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Lots of stairs at the beginning and some in the middle. The view was great but LOTS of people. Parking is also a challenge while there.

2 months ago

Great trail there is quite a bit of up and down but it is a rewarding view. Like others have said it gets kind of crowded. If you turn up at a busy time then you might have to jockey for position to see the view, however at the end of the trail almost at the rock there is a small ungroomed trail on the left that leads to another portion of the rock that is almost just as beautiful and it is very secluded.

2 months ago

I wouldn't say this trail is easy. its steep at sections. beautfiul views but very busy. best time to go is during the week.

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail if you aren’t interested in an all day event. Lots of stairs and can get buy on a nice day. Once you get near the top you have to make sure you take the right path or you might end up continuing off to another trail. The hike could take about 1-2 hours. I have gone about 5 times now and I still love going

2 months ago

Nicr trail, not difficult, but pretty view

walking
2 months ago

Real nice trail! Some ups and downs to keep you focused on your hike. The end view is fantastic.

2 months ago

Nice quick hike with a great reward at the top.

2 months ago

Do this hike first thing in the morning! So many people start showing up around 10am and it takes away a bit of the beauty. We did it 7am and it was so lovely in the forest and got to really enjoy the rock at the top to ourselves.

2 months ago

great view

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained trail but very busy. Decent amount of climbing but my 5 and 8 year old daughters made it in and out without any issues. About 2 hours at a kids pace.

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