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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Finding Trails Less Traveled in Coquitlam

Harper Park Bridge Forest

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 31, 2021 – Rather than frequenting the hotspots, residents are encouraged to explore Coquitlam’s lesser known – and therefore less crowded – trails this spring.

Looking for quieter local walks and hikes? Here are a few lesser-known trails where it’s easier to avoid the crowds while getting exercise out in our beautiful natural spaces:

  1. Riverview Forest loop – a two-kilometre unpaved, mainly flat trail with some moderate inclines, located across the street from Mundy Park. Start at the south end at Mariner Way and Austin Avenue, or at the north end near the Mundy Park East parking lot on Mariner Way at Chilko Drive.
  2. Mackin Park loop – a one-kilometre loop with a flat, stair-free path with a hard surface. Parking and access options include lots at 1046 Brunette Ave. or off King Edward Street or Nelson Street.
  3. Burke Mountain loop 1 – a two-kilometre loop with mixed trail surfaces and some steep sections. Start at Burke Mountain Pioneer Park, 1428 Collins Rd.
  4. Burke Mountain loop 2 – a 3.2-kilometre loop with mixed trail surfaces and some steep sections. Start anywhere along the route, which includes sections of David Avenue, Coast Meridian Road, Highland Drive, Wales Avenue and Sheffield Avenue.
  5. Rochester Park loop – a 592-metre loop with inclines and approximately 240 stairs. The park is located at 1390 Rochester Ave.
  6. Harper Park – a newly-expanded 4.4-hectare (10.8-acre) park with 620 metres of trails, including creative features reflecting Burke Mountain’s natural beauty and logging history. Access from the trailheads at Highland Drive to the south, and along the Harper Road multi-use pathway to the north and northeast.

Downloadable maps of trail routes can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/trails.

Looking for a hidden gem in your neighbourhood? The www.coquitlam.ca/parkfinder webpage allows users to filter parks by neighbourhood or amenity, or search their address on a map to find nearby spots. 

Consider Neighbours When Using Coquitlam Trails

Many of Coquitlam’s parks and trails are integrated into surrounding neighbourhoods. When using these amenities, please respect the homes in the area. Follow parking and traffic regulations, watch for children at play, leash your pets, and properly dispose of or carry out your garbage. Help keep our natural spaces and local neighbourhoods clean and enjoyable for everyone.

If You Encounter Wildlife

  • Stop and remain calm. Often the wildlife is just passing through and will simply move on if it finds no food source.
  • Do not scream or run.
  • Make yourself look big.
  • Talk in a low and calm voice while backing away slowly.

Stay Informed on Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture

To stay up to date about Coquitlam Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities news and updates: 

Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager Parks
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3533
kreinheimer@coquitlam.ca

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