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.

2 hours ago

Grate trail to run

hiking
9 days ago

Great for all ages

10 days ago

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11 days ago

Great hike with stunning views. I would rate this hike as moderate instead of easy. You do gain some elevation. My daughter hiked in chacos and slipped a couple of times. We hiked on Thursday afternoon in August and crowds were very manageable. The forest leading up to the outcropping is beautiful as well.

13 days ago

I did this before. It was more prettier than now. Idk why.
Anyways, This is a busy trail. It is good for beginners.

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14 days ago

Lookout is amazing. Doesn't take a lot of time. Does get busy though especially on weekends.

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21 days ago

Stunning view at the top. Early start as it gets busy!

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1 month ago

A great trail with amazing views, good for short hike. It became very busy.

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1 month ago

Nice 1.5hr hike on a nice day. Got there a bit later than planned so was busier than we had hoped for but the trail was well maintained and the view was stunning! I love that dogs are allowed on the trail, however with the high traffic and narrow stairs they were a bit dangerous for some, I recommend a leash if you bring your pet.

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