Woodland Walks (Lower Burke Ridge) Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

Woodland Walks (Lower Burke Ridge) Trail is a 7.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
314 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

4 days ago

Nice hike when the clouds are too low for viewpoints. This trail is on the lower end of Moderate closer to easy. The trail is pretty well marked and if you have Alltrails ap with you its really not that complicated. There were markers big signs saying falls this way etc. So not sure if this is new, but we found it pretty easy to navigate and only checked Alltrails maps a few times. Falls are beautiful and if it was hot ( not today) some nice none dangerous pools to cool off in.

5 days ago

Beautiful and if you go to the falls the scenery is great.

26 days ago

The reviews explaining the lack of signage are correct - bring a GPS or AllTrails map with you! You must go through the first yellow gate up the hydro service road from parking on the main road and then take a left through a second yellow gate up more service road to reach the true (marked) trailhead. Otherwise you will be on the mountain bike trails which can be dangerous!

Hikers have made signage indicating Lower Loop and Upper Loop. These are the same trail just clockwise or counterclockwise. I saw no real difference in difficulty doing it either way and there are blue trail markers on the trees at this point which mark the trail well.

Other reviews mention the falls. This is an offshoot trail - not part of the Woodland Walks as shown in the All Trails map. We didn’t trust to follow signage without the GPS map so chose to stick to WW Trail.

This trail is not very crowded, and with berries and streams close to the trail - bring your bear bells and keep you dogs leashed! All in all a very quiet and tranquil jaunt through the woods.

1 month ago

This is not a safe trail and poorly marked makes it very dangerous and easy to be lost

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1 month ago

The only way to do this loop is clockwise as there’s a pretty steep climb between the falls. Do it the other way and you can only slide/fall down to keep with the trail. The trail is very well marked in my opinion. Would recommend wearing long pants. It can be a bit bushy in some places

1 month ago

Great moderate hike for a mostly overcast day. We did the loop clockwise, making for a tough grind right between the falls. Highly recommend bringing trekking poles to save your knees and back!

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2 months ago

So grateful for those trail guides who have marked the trails so well. Even found markers in unexpected places. Beautiful hike even in the rain and hail!!

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2 months ago

Did this hike this weekend(June 2, 2018). Nice trail. Start of the trail is not marked, but after several hundred meters it's marked good.
A lot of bears poo. When we back we meet one of this guy )) He was eating grass right near the trail(near the bridge).

3 months ago

Nice hike, but no markings or signs for guidance. Thankfully someone else we ran into gave us directions how to get back. Ended up cutting through downhill mtn bike trails, eventually running into a bear at the powerline clearing. Good times.. I guess

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4 months ago

Not the most well-marked trail around, went on a few down-hill biking paths as unintentional detours, but there was service most of the way so we were able to follow the map when we were led astray. This could be avoided by paying closer attention to trail markers. Nice hike in the rain. Beautiful forest scenery.

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9 months ago

Did this hike a couple weeks ago and it was really nice. The gun range is close to the trail head, so you’ll be listening to that for the 30 mins or so unfortunately. Pretty easy trek until you hit the climb up to Sawblade Falls, which is straight up for about twenty minutes, but completely worth it. Beautiful view of surrounding mountains at the top. Amazing stumps from the old growth forest will blow your mind. The largest I’ve ever seen. Upper Falls trail is quite a bit easier than Lower Falls and I will do this hike counter clockwise next time for a bit easier hike. I’ll definitely be back in spring when the falls are in full force. :)

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11 months ago

absolutely loved this hike. gorgeous forest of mossy trees and the terrain is perfect for either a wet or sunny day. came on a foggy day and it was still an amazing sight to see.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Hiked in 40 mins and came upon moma bear and her cub at the Loop. Beautiful forest hike till that point. We had 8, 10 and 13 year old kids. Aug 8.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saw a bear on the way. Had to turn back; otherwise, it was a good hike.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

nice walk. nice view of the waterfall. mostly covered by trees so good for the dog on a hot day.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Well it started off nice, no rain, close to home and an early start...then things went horribly sideways. About 55:00 into the hike we made it to the BC Hydro ROW, then we saw a momma bear and her two cubs. Miss Figz freaked out so we had to turn around and end it! Lol! So now we're off to MEC to get better equipped and we'll finish it off another time. Otherwise a good leisurely hike.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

nice woodland walking area. small falls. not too long and steep

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The sound of gunshots from a nearby shooting range, allegedly having been in existence long before the trails, was indeed unpleasant, but mostly during the first and last half hour of the hike. The hike leading to two viewpoints of Saw Blade Falls was quite slippery, but the views of waterfalls were rewarding. All in all a good hike.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

May 2016- very limited parking on roadside but trail starts off up a steep gravel road to get your heart pumping, then the woodland walk is a nice stroll through the forest, the upper loop is much different than the lower. We did it counter clockwise and I would again. Sawblade falls is steep but short and very nice. Look forward to doing it again.

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