Hiking Club

For all of our hikes, participants are reminded to be self-sufficient and to bring water, food, appropriate clothing, and sturdy footwear. Hikers must be physically fit and will be required to sign a waiver before participating. Also, as we like to carpool, remember that drivers need to be reimbursed.

Non-members are welcome to participate in these trips as a way to preview the activities of our club, but are asked to limit their participation to no more than three events before becoming a member. This is a requirement under our liability insurance coverage.

Upcoming Hikes

Saturday, September 16 PoCo Trail Cycle
As a tribute to the end of summer, we would like to offer a cycle trip on the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough, and Hyde Creek. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 12:30 pm.
Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.

Saturday, September 16 South Port Coquitlam Loop $9
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601627) and signed waiver form is required.
This is a loop of the Citadel Heights area, taking in the Fraser River, Colony Farm, Brown Creek, and the Pitt River. There will also be a chance to see views of mountains to the east. Our route will take in urban trails and roads, with one rough, steep section. Roundtrip distance is 10 km with a cumulative elevation gain of 150 m. Meet at 1:30 pm. Return 5:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Saturday, September 30 High Knoll Minnekhada Park
This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond.
Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6 mi) with an elevation gain of 230 m (755 ft). Meet at 1:00 pm. Return 5:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.

Sunday, October 1 Southern Diez Vistas $9
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601628) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike is a shortened version of the full hike and will take in 3 of the better viewpoints. The trail has some steep sections so care needs to be taken. On a clear day, beautiful views of Indian Arm, the North Shore mountains, Buntzen Lake, and Eagle Ridge can be seen. Roundtrip distance is 8 km with a cumulative elevation gain of 500 m. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 1:00 pm
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Saturday, October 14 Dewdney Peak (Mission)
This moderate, but steep Fraser Valley hike is sometimes referred to as “The Dewdney Grind”. On this hike, we will pass by a memorial cabin dedicated to Ben von Hardenberg, a pilot who lost his life trying to put out a forest fire in 2003. Wonderful views of the Fraser Valley can be seen from a couple of viewpoints. Due to recent logging, the exact route will be determined closer to the hike date. A less strenuous day may be preferred my some with only going as far as the cabin. The full roundtrip distance is 8 km (5 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 840 m (2755 ft). Meet at 8:00 am. Return 5:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.

Saturday, October 21 Woodland Walk & Saw Blade Falls $9
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601629) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike will travel through a lovely mature second-growth forest in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. Highlights of the hike will include Saw Blade Falls, a peekaboo view of Coquitlam Lake, an old-growth Douglas-fir tree on Coho Creek, and occasional logging artifacts. You should be prepared to cross a few small creeks by easy boulder-hopping, though there will be help in crossing safely. Roundtrip distance is 11.5 km with an elevation gain of 300 m. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 2:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Saturday, October 28 Coquitlam Lake View Trail
In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip distance is about 9.6 km (6 mi) with an elevation gain of 640 m (2100 ft). Meet at 9:00 am. Return 4:00 pm.
Please contact Mark (604. 552. 0727) for more info.

Sunday, November 5 Coquitlam River $6
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601620) and signed waiver form is required.
To celebrate the return of the spawning salmon, this hike will loop a section of the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with minimal elevation change. Meet at 9:00 am. Return approximately noon.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

More Strenuous Hikes

These trips are for the more experienced hiker and require a higher level of fitness. To register your interest in any of them, please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) or Mark (604. 552. 0727). Arrangements will be made as the summer develops.

Tangled Summit (Eagle Peak)
18.5 km (11.5 mi); 1150 m (3773 ft) elev. gain; 8 hrs

Hanes Valley
18 km (11.2 mi); 1100 m (3610 ft) elev. gain; 8 hrs

Skywalk & Kevin’s Home Run
22 km (13.7 mi); 1000 m (3280 ft) elev. gain; 10 hrs

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