Popular Hikes in Coquitlam

Growing up in British Columbia, Canada I have been very lucky to be exposed to an amazing amount of out door activities.  I've spent the majority of my life in Coquitlam (one of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver) and have had access to some awesome parks and trails that have given me plenty of opportunities to go mountain biking, hiking, jogging and even 4x4ing all in my own back yard.    Whether you live locally, are coming to visit or live in a neighbouring city, the follow parks and trails are the best Coquitlam has to offer.

Coquitlam Crunch

Coquitlam Crunch in the Snow

Official Trail Map

Coquitlam Crunch is one of the most popular cardio vascular trails in Coquitlam.  It is considered a miniature version of the Grouse Grind and is roughly 2KM in length.  The path travels under the power lines in the Eagle Ridge/Eagle Mountain area and climbs roughly 250m in elevation at it's highest point.  Coquitlam Crunch branches off into the Westwood Plateau Trails Map which provide an amazing hiking experience on Eagle Mountain. Keep your eyes peeled for recreation mountain bikers and wildlife.  

Coquitlam Crunch Entry Point Map

Beginning of Coquitlam Crunch Get Directions

Como Lake

Como LakeCredit: http://vancouverisawesome.com

Official Trail Map

Como Lake is a 1KM trail located off of Como Lake Ave on Gatensbury Street.  The path is completely flat and is in a very urban setting. The lake is home to 70 different species of animals including fish, ducks and other birds.  For the minors and Seniors out there, if you own a fishing rod, you are permitted to spend your day trying to catch these fish.  On top of using the trails for leisure, there is a playground, bathrooms and a playground for children.

Como Lake Map

Como Lake Get Directions

Mundy Park

Mundy Park(72488)Credit: http://www.jiwiz.com/MundyPark.html

Official Trail Map

Mundy Park is large forested area in Coquitlam located between Como Lake Ave and Austin Ave.  East to west this park runs from Hilcrest Street to Mariner Way. There are a number of trails in Mundy Park, the longest running a little over five KM.  The trails at Mundy park are full of joggers, walkers and mountain bikers. When you are done your hike you can stop by the park located off Hilcrest St, to let the kids play or to have a picnic. 

Mundy Park Map

Mundy Park Get Directions

Town Centre Park

Lafarge Lake Coquitlam

Offical Trail Map

Town Centre park is located between Pipeline Road, Pinetree Way,  David Avenue and Guilford Way.  The feature for hikers is Lafarge Lake; a man made 12 acre lake with a beautiful trail running around it.  The trail is roughly 1KM long and features mostly flat ground.  The lake is a popular destination for fishing and has a few neighbouring activity spots including a water park, volley ball nets, a mountain biking course and a foot ball field.

Town Centre Park Map

Town Centre Park Get Directions