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Coquitlam Crunch Trail

Eagle Ridge Park to Eagle Mountain Drive

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Enjoying the outdoors and getting exercise is important during the COVID-19 outbreak, as people are isolated indoors to help curb the spread of the virus. City parks and trails remain open to the public, with signage and staff on-site instructing proper usage. Please follow the rules.

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"Doing the Crunch" (map) is a popular fitness challenge for many local residents. Hikers and fitness walkers enjoy the natural setting and spectacular views of the City on this uphill 2.2 km climb which follows the BC Hydro right-of-way and extends to the top of  Westwood Plateau -– a 242 metre elevation gain.

Now featuring two sets of stairs – and over 890 steps – the Coquitlam Crunch provides a recreational fitness circuit for those who like to challenge themselves with stair repeats. Both sets of stairs offer a total of 894 steps of cardio workout.

The Crunch can be accessed from Eagle Ridge Park, Guildford Way, Lansdowne Drive (two access points), David Avenue and Bramble Park at Panorama Drive – caution should be used when crossing these busy roadways.   

Public washrooms are available at the lower level of the Coquitlam Crunch Trail at Lansdowne Drive. Additional parking and washroom facilities are available at Eagle Ridge Park and Bramble Park.  

Improvements to the Coquitlam Crunch

Phase I Improvements – July 2020

Staff have completed the conceptual design Phase 1 improvements at the Coquitlam Crunch, which follow the recommendations in the Council-endorsed Coquitlam Crunch Trail Enhancement Plan. Several recent upgrades have been completed to support Crunch users, including two new universal washroom stalls, a drinking fountain with bottle filler and pet bowl, and traffic calming measures along Lansdowne Drive to improve pedestrian safety. The new concept design proposes the following additional amenities:

  • New outdoor exercise areas focusing on lower body & core to facilitate a more comprehensive circuit that balances the lower body strength & conditioning;
  • Viewing decks to allow Crunch users a chance to stretch, rest, take in the views and socialize;  
  • Paved parking lot and access drive (at Lansdowne Dr. S.) doubling current capacity of the existing lot; and
  • Signalized crossing @ Guildford Way to improve pedestrian safety and connections to existing recreational amenities along the Crunch corridor.

Staff are currently working towards the development of a detailed design and budget for Council approval in fall 2020.