In Coquitlam, you don’t have to travel far to find some of the best hiking trails in the lower mainland. While most people are familiar with the Coquitlam Crunch, there are many other local hiking trails for you to explore. Immerse yourself in nature, marvel at breathtaking viewpoints, and explore hidden waterfalls on these beautiful trails that are just short distance away from Aalto Townhomes. As you set out on your hiking adventure, be sure to pack plenty of water, adhere to any social distancing guidelines and practice bear safety while on the trails.
Mundy Park Trail
Distance: 4 – 6 km (roundtrip)
Mundy Park Trail is an easy trail that is perfect for walking or jogging. There are a few different paths that you can choose to take depending on how far you want to walk. This trail is perfect for families, dog walkers, and anyone who wants to get out and enjoy nature without having to climb steep hills.
Crystal Falls Trail
Distance: 6.1 km (Out & Back)
If you are on the hunt for a hike that leads you to a beautiful waterfall, look no further. The Crystal Falls trail takes you on a scenic walk through the forest and along the Coquitlam river until you arrive at the falls. The trail is flat which makes it ideal for beginner hikers and walkers. The trail tends to get muddy at certain points of the year or after a rainfall so me sure to wear the right shoes!
Minnekhada High Knoll Lookout Trail
Distance: 7 – 10 km (roundtrip)
The Minnekhada High Knoll Lookout Trail is located in Port Coquitlam and gives you amazing views of the Fraser River. This hike is rated as easy-moderate since there are some steeper sections that will require some endurance. You are going to want to pull out your hiking shoes or runners for this one! Overall, it is a beautiful hike that makes the view worth the climb.
Jug Island Beach Trail
Distance: 5.5 km
Jug Island is a tiny hidden island located at the northern at the tip of Belcarra Regional Park. While you can’t access the island from the trail, the beach that you will arrive at gives you great views of the Indian Arm. This trail is an intermediate hike that leads you up the mountain before making a descent to the beach. There are some rocky areas and stairs, but the trail is well marked and great for an outdoor adventure.
Diez Vistas Trail
Distance: 15 km
The Diez Vistas Trail in the Buntzen Lake area has some of the most spectacular views of Deep Cove and the Indian Arm, but it is not meant for beginner hikers. This is a difficult trail that is only suggested for experienced hikers that are looking for a longer day hike. Although it is a challenging hike, you will be greatly rewarded once you reach the peak. Just be sure to pack plenty of water, food, and gear before heading out on this hike.
Durant Linear Park – Newly Completed!
Distance: 212 Steps
We may be a little biased, but the views from the top of Durant Linear Park may be some of the best in the city. Look over the entire Aalto Townhomes community and as far as Coquitlam Town Centre (because it isn’t that far away). A lot of hard work went into delivering this extension of the linear park to the neighbourhood – 10,450 plants, 212 steps, 110-foot elevation, and 92 trees to be exact. If you’re looking for an alternate to the Coquitlam Crunch, check it out.
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