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Coquitlam Crunch Trail

Eagle Ridge Park to Eagle Mountain Drive

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Description:

"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.

Coquitlam Crunch Celebration

Pop by during your lunchbreak and join the Coquitlam City Council and staff on Tuesday, July 24 as we celebrate the completion of the twinning of the stairs on the much-loved – and well-used – Coquitlam Crunch trail.

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 12 – 1 p.m. 
Address: 2675 Guildford Way 
Cost: FREE

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 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 second set of stairs allowed users to continue to ‘Crunch’ throughout the construction project. The water-main project completed in June 2018.

The new 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.

In January 2018, City Council supported further 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. 

To find out more, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkplanning.