Coquitlam Crunch Trail

Eagle Ridge Park to Eagle Mountain Drive

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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.   

Washrooms and parking available at Eagle Ridge Park and Bramble Park.  

Improvements to the Coquitlam Crunch

In January 2018, City Council supported upgrades to the Coquitlam Crunch and approved, in principle, a multi-year plan that provides a vision for significant improvements along the route, including the addition of several new washroom facilities, new paved parking lots, viewing areas, outdoor exercise equipment, safer pedestrian street crossings, signage, and other trail amenities. 

New Washroom Facilities – July 2019
Construction is now starting on two public washroom facilities at the lower level of the Coquitlam Crunch Trail at Lansdowne Drive. In addition to the washroom facilities, the City will be installing a new outdoor water fountain with bottle filler and pet bowl along with landscaping improvements.

Construction begins late July 2019 with completion anticipated in early fall. Construction crews will work Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with some occasional Saturday work.

Trail Maintenance – Fall 2019

Coquitlam Crunch trail users can expect to see work crews over the next few months as the metal traction sheeting on the west set of stairs is replaced for safety upgrades. 

The trail will remain open during the work, but users will need to use the gravel path around small sections of stairs while crews are onsite. 

2017 Improvements
In the summer of 2017, the City undertook the construction of a new water-main on Westwood Plateau in order to better serve the Coquitlam residents in that area.

 Because the water-main ran the length of the Coquitlam Crunch Trail – and there was demand for more capacity on the trail – the City undertook the construction of a new, permanent second set of stairs. The ​additional stairway on the east side of the Coquitlam Crunch features a generous 3-metre (10 foot) width to accommodate two-way traffic and larger groups.

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