: Hiking trails in and around the lower mainland?



klutch
01-18-2009, 02:11 PM
The weather's getting pretty nice and I'm a little sick of the usual gym routine. That, and the woman wants to do some hiking. I used to live in Lake Louise, and anything more than 10 steps from my front door would land you at the start of some path up a mountain, so I'm no stranger to the concept of putting one foot in front of the other while pointing uphill, but I've never really done any around here. I'm assuming most of the decent stuff is on the North Shore, but does anyone have any recommendations for begginner to intermediate trails? I kind of want to ease back into it, and don't want to look like a no-endurance pussy in front of my girlfriend (I've done that enough elsewhere...).

Skookum
01-18-2009, 02:24 PM
google it

klutch
01-18-2009, 02:26 PM
No, that's what you guys are for.

silverD
01-18-2009, 02:52 PM
There's not much elevation change but you can walk/hike about 15k each way around the perimeter of Richmond on the dikes.....

mondocycle
01-18-2009, 03:29 PM
Fill your boots:
http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?cat=def&con=traillist&val=custom

Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Alouette Lake (Golden Ears Prov. Park) Vancouver, BC difficult 34 km -
Alouette Mountain (Golden Ears Provincial Park) Vancouver, BC moderate 17 km Contains GPS Data
Anvil Island Circumnavigation Vancouver, BC moderate 30 km -
Baden Powell - All Vancouver, BC extreme 48 km Contains GPS Data
Baden Powell - Cleveland Dam to Cypress Bowl Vancouver, BC moderate 11 km Contains GPS Data
Baden Powell - Grouse Mountain to Mosquito Creek North Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Baden Powell - Knee Knacker route 2007° North Vancouver, BC extreme 50 km -
Baden Powell from Lynn Valley (Headwaters) to Grouse Skyride Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
Baden Powell, Eagle Bluff, 2007 Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
BadenPowell - Deep Cove-Lynn Canyon Vancouver, BC difficult 13 km -
BadenPowell - St.George to Skyride Vancouver, BC moderate 7 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
BadenPowell MCtoLC Vancouver, BC easy 7 km Contains GPS Data
BCMC Trail Vancouver, BC difficult 3 km Contains GPS Data
Belcarra Park - Jug Island trail Vancouver, BC moderate 6 km Contains GPS Data
Belcarra Regional Park Vancouver, BC easy 10 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Big Timber° Vancouver, BC difficult 3 km Contains GPS Data
Black Mountain - Eagle Ridge E (Cypress Provincial Park) Vancouver, BC moderate 15 km Contains GPS Data
Black Mt - Cabin Lake Loop (Cypress Provincial Park) Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Bodega Ridge Vancouver, BC moderate 16 km -
Bowen Island Vancouver, BC difficult 19 km Contains GPS Data
Brittania Shipyard walkway at Steveston Vancouver, BC easy - Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Brothers Creek Vancouver, BC moderate 7 km Contains GPS Data
Brunswick Mountain Vancouver, BC difficult 14 km Contains GPS Data
Buntzen Lake Vancouver, BC easy 6 km Contains GPS Data
Buntzen Lake - Lakeview Trail Vancouver, BC difficult 5 km Contains GPS Data
Buntzen Lake - The Academy Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Buntzen Lake Diez Vistas Vancouver, BC moderate 15 km Contains GPS Data
Buntzen Lake Trail° Vancouver, BC easy 9 km Contains GPS Data
Burns Bog- From the Arena Vancouver, BC easy 8 km Contains GPS Data
Camp Brick Trails Vancouver, BC easy 10 km Contains GPS Data
Campbell Valley Walk Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Capilano Dam Loop North Vancouver, BC moderate 3 km Contains GPS Data
Capilano River Walk Vancouver, BC easy 7 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Central Valley Greenway Vancouver, BC easy 20 km Contains GPS Data
CohoWalk Vancouver, BC easy 7 km Contains GPS Data
Coliseum Mountain Vancouver, BC difficult 23 km Contains GPS Data
Crippen Park - Bowen Island Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Crown Mtn - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Vancouver, BC difficult 9 km Contains GPS Data
Crystal Falls Vancouver, BC easy 3 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Falls Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Howe Sound Snowshoe Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Cypress Mountain XC Vancouver, BC moderate 20 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Mtn - BLT North Vancouver, BC moderate 3 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Mtn - Coiler (Spine board) North Vancouver, BC difficult 3 km -
Cypress Mtn - Family Guy North Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
Cypress Mtn - Roach Hit/ Roach Clip (Amy Doll) North Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Cypress Mtn - Sex Boy & Sex Girl North Vancouver, BC difficult 1 km Contains GPS Data
Cypress Mtn - Stupid Grouse North Vancouver, BC easy 5 km -
Cypress Mtn - The Forks Trail North Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km -
Cypress Mtn - Wild Cherry/Roach Hit &Clip North Vancouver, BC extreme - -
Cypress SnowShoe Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
Deas Island Vancouver, BC easy 4 km Trailrider Accessible
Deas Island Slough Vancouver, BC easy 4 km Contains GPS Data
Deas Slough Walk Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Deek's Creek Bluffs Vancouver, BC moderate 7 km Contains GPS Data
Deeks Lake Vancouver, BC difficult - Contains GPS Data
Deep Cove to Squamish Vancouver, BC difficult 80 km Contains GPS Data
DeepCove Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Dilly-Dally Trail to Crocker Lookout (Buntzen Lake) Vancouver, BC moderate 17 km Contains GPS Data
Dirt Jumps (37th & Oak) Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Eagle Bluffs Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
East Canyon Trail Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Empress Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Fraser River Walk Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Fromme Mtn. North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Gleneagles Dirt Jumps Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Goat Mountain, North Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Golden Ears Vancouver, BC moderate 24 km Contains GPS Data
Grouse - Dam Mountain Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Grouse - Dam Mountain ++ Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Grouse Grind Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km Contains GPS Data
Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Grouse World Cup Down Hill Vancouver, BC extreme 2 km -
Hanes Valley Vancouver, BC difficult 18 km Contains GPS Data
Hastings Creek Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
Hollyburn Peak Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Hollyburn Ridge (Cypress Provincial Park) Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Howe Sound Crest (St. Marks Summitt) Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Indian Arm Vancouver, BC easy 30 km Contains GPS Data
Indian Arm loop Vancouver, BC difficult 70 km -
Indian Arm Trail - Buntzen lake section Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
Indian arm viewpoint loop Vancouver, BC moderate 3 km -
Killarney Lake Bowen Island Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Killarney Lake Loop Bowen island° Vancouver, BC easy 8 km Contains GPS Data
Lake Killarney Vancouver, BC easy - Contains GPS Data
Lighthouse Park - Arbutus Alley Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Lighthouse Park - eastern trails Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km -
Lighthouse Park - Juniper Point Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Lighthouse Park - western trails Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km -
Lindsay lake Vancouver, BC difficult 15 km Contains GPS Data
Lions Vancouver, BC difficult 13 km Contains GPS Data
Lower Brothers Creek Loop Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Lower Cypress Bowl Ramble Vancouver, BC easy - Contains GPS Data
Lower Elsay Lake Trail Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Lower Falls Trail, Golden Ears Park Vancouver, BC easy 3 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Road Vancouver, BC easy 20 km Contains GPS Data
Lynn Lake Trail - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Vancouver, BC difficult 22 km -
Lynn Loop - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Lynn Peak - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Vancouver, BC difficult 7 km Contains GPS Data
Magical Forest Dirt Jumps! Vancouver, BC easy - -
Malcolm Knapp - UBC Research forest Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Minnekhada Fern Trail to Addington Lookout Vancouver, BC easy - Contains GPS Data
Minnekhada Regional Park Vancouver, BC easy 10 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Mistress Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Mosquito Creek North Vancouver, BC moderate 3 km -
Mosquito Creek Cascades North Vancouver, BC difficult 9 km Contains GPS Data
Mosquito Creek Hiking Trail North Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Mount Gardner (Bowen Island) Vancouver, BC moderate 11 km Contains GPS Data
Mount Harvey Vancouver, BC difficult 13 km Contains GPS Data
Mount Hollyburn Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
Mount Strachan Backside Route Vancouver, BC difficult 4 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - A Mountain Biking Overview North Vancouver, BC difficult 40 km -
Mt. Fromme - Air Supply North Vancouver, BC extreme 1 km -
Mt. Fromme - Cedar Trail Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - Crinkum Crankum North Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - Dempsey Trail North Vancouver, BC easy - -
Mt. Fromme - Expresso North Vancouver, BC difficult 6 km -
Mt. Fromme - Flying Circus° North Vancouver, BC extreme - -
Mt. Fromme - Granny's North Vancouver, BC difficult 6 km -
Mt. Fromme - Griffin North Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km -
Mt. Fromme - Groovula North Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Mt. Fromme - Jerry rig North Vancouver, BC extreme 1 km Trailrider Accessible
Mt. Fromme - Ladies Only North Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Mt. Fromme - Lower (Griffen, Roadside) North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Mt. Fromme - Lower Crippler North Vancouver, BC moderate 1 km -
Mt. Fromme - Natural High North Vancouver, BC difficult 1 km -
Mt. Fromme - Pink Starfish North Vancouver, BC extreme 1 km -
Mt. Fromme - Pipeline North Vancouver, BC moderate 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - Roadside Attraction North Vancouver, BC easy 2 km -
Mt. Fromme - Seventh Secret North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - Seventh Secret + North Vancouver, BC difficult 7 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Fromme - to Grouse ski hill North Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Mt. Fromme - Upper Oil Can North Vancouver, BC difficult 7 km -
Mt. Seymour Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Bridal Path / Bottle Top North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Mt. Seymour - 1st Peak North Vancouver, BC easy 8 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - 2nd Pump Vancouver, BC easy 10 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - A Mountain Biking Overview North Vancouver, BC difficult 30 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Boogyman North Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km -
Mt. Seymour - Bottle Top ridge North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Mt. Seymour - Bridal Path North Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km -
Mt. Seymour - Bridle Path North Vancouver, BC moderate 4 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Brockton Pt & 1st Pump Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - C**t Buster North Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Mt. Seymour - CBC North Vancouver, BC moderate 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Corkscrew North Vancouver, BC moderate 1 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Corkscrew, Pingu, Neds, Bottletop North Vancouver, BC difficult 5 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Dale's Trail North Vancouver, BC difficult 1 km -
Mt. Seymour - Dirty Diapers North Vancouver, BC difficult 1 km -
Mt. Seymour - Dog Mountain Vancouver, BC easy 6 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - First Lake Loop North Vancouver, BC easy 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Neds Atomic Dust Bin North Vancouver, BC moderate 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Old Buck Trail North Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Mt. Seymour - S&R Cabin North Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Severed Dick North Vancouver, BC difficult 2 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Straight Up Vancouver, BC difficult 8 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour - Team Pangor North Vancouver, BC difficult 5 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour Peak Vancouver, BC difficult 10 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour Ski Hill Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Mt. Seymour Snowshoe Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Seymour Summit Vancouver, BC moderate 12 km Contains GPS Data
Mt. Strachan Vancouver, BC moderate 6 km Contains GPS Data
Mt.Unnecessary (Cypress Provincial Park) Vancouver, BC difficult 6 km Contains GPS Data
Mundy Park Vancouver, BC easy - Contains GPS Data
Munro Lake / Dennett Lake Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
Myrtle Park Vancouver, BC moderate - Trailrider Accessible
New Lions Vancouver, BC difficult 13 km Contains GPS Data
Noons Creek Loop Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Norvan Falls Vancouver, BC moderate 14 km Contains GPS Data
Old Grouse Mountain Road Vancouver, BC difficult 10 km -
Pitt Wildlife Area / Mountainside Trail Vancouver, BC moderate 12 km Contains GPS Data
Rice Lake° North Vancouver, BC easy 2 km Contains GPS Data
Richmond Nature Park (East) Vancouver, BC moderate 3 km Contains GPS Data
Seaview Trail Vancouver, BC easy 3 km Contains GPS Data
Seymour Demonstration Forest Multi-use Trail North Vancouver, BC moderate 20 km Contains GPS Data
South Surrey Bike Park Vancouver, BC moderate - -
South Surrey Bike Park Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Stokes Pit Vancouver, BC moderate - -
Strachan Meadows Vancouver, BC easy 4 km Contains GPS Data
Sunset Beach Trail Vancouver, BC moderate 10 km Contains GPS Data
sunset trail Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km -
Swan Falls Vancouver, BC moderate - Contains GPS Data
The Lions/ Mount Unnecessary Loop Vancouver, BC extreme 25 km -
Three Little Pigs Vancouver, BC difficult - -
Thunderbird Ridge Vancouver, BC moderate 5 km -
Twin Canyons Vancouver, BC moderate 8 km Contains GPS Data
Tynehead Regional Park Vancouver, BC easy 5 km -
UBC Pacific Spirit Park Vancouver, BC easy 15 km Contains GPS Data Trailrider Accessible
Unneccessary Mountain Trail Vancouver, BC difficult 12 km Contains GPS Data
Unnecessary Mtn (via Howe sound crest) Vancouver, BC difficult 10 km Contains GPS Data
Vancouver Shoreline Vancouver, BC easy 3 km Contains GPS Data
Vicar Lake Trail Vancouver, BC difficult - Contains GPS Data
West Lion Summit (Binkert Trail) Vancouver, BC extreme 15 km -
Widgeon Creek Vancouver, BC easy 5 km Contains GPS Data
Widgeon Creek (Spidergirl) Vancouver, BC easy 8 km Contains GPS Data
Widgeon Lake Vancouver, BC moderate 16 km Contains GPS Data
Wolfe Ridge Vancouver, BC easy 2 km -
Yew Lake Vancouver, BC easy 2 km Trailrider Accessible

Nat750
01-18-2009, 04:01 PM
Centennial Park Trails are nice in White Rock, they will take you right down to the boardwalk on the beach, the fun part is going back...it is uphill pretty much the whole way back. The trail parallels Oxford st, to give you a idea of the incline. I also add in the boardwalk and pier for extra klms. Good for begginners / intermediate.

klutch
01-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the link Mondo, that's what I was looking for.

BMR
01-18-2009, 05:22 PM
There are at least 2 books available, One is Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia, and the other is ( guessing here) 103 Best Hikes in the Lower Mainland? They give you ratings, opinions, estimated times etc. They are the bibles for lot of day hiking enthusiasts.

klutch
01-18-2009, 05:32 PM
There are at least 2 books available, One is Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia, and the other is ( guessing here) 103 Best Hikes in the Lower Mainland? They give you ratings, opinions, estimated times etc. They are the bibles for lot of day hiking enthusiasts.



Wait, are those something I have to buy? That comes out of the date budget....

mondocycle
01-18-2009, 06:07 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the link Mondo, that's what I was looking for.

Cheers. The hike around Buntzen is one of my faves, ten minutes from home.

J_Scott
01-18-2009, 07:08 PM
In summer we usually hike/cycle through Pacific Spirit park at UBC

In winter you're better off snowshoeing, It was 15 degrees or so up at Cypress today when we went. It's a blast and is very inexpensive.

maggotbreath
01-19-2009, 07:24 AM
Cheers. The hike around Buntzen is one of my faves, ten minutes from home.

I agree, best hike in the lower mainland for sure!

adam112
01-19-2009, 09:03 AM
Until being drunk in public is not longer a misdemeanor, I have no interest in this hiking nonsense.

klutch
01-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Well if you hadn't puked on the protected wild orchids and tried to ride the deer last time we tried to take you out, you probably would've got away with it.

adam112
01-19-2009, 09:41 AM
Well if you and CorvetteBoy hadn't offered to buy me a double bacon cheeseburger if I did that, I probably wouldn't have... You two know how much I love bacon.

Cannon
01-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Well if you and CorvetteBoy hadn't offered to buy me a double bacon cheeseburger if I did that, I probably wouldn't have... You two know how much I love bacon.

What's this all about anyway?