Hiking Club

For all of our hikes, participants are reminded to be self-sufficient and to bring water, food, appropriate clothing, and sturdy footwear. Hikers must be physically fit and will be required to sign a waiver before participating. Also, as we like to carpool, remember that drivers need to be reimbursed.

Non-members are welcome to participate in these trips as a way to preview the activities of our club, but are asked to limit their participation to no more than three events before becoming a member. This is a requirement under our liability insurance coverage.

Upcoming Hikes

BMN club hikes will return in late February or early March

POSTPONED TO APRIL—-Sunday, March 5 High Knoll $6
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (582160) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park in north eastern Coquitlam. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond. Roundtrip distance is 8km with an elevation gain of 185 m. Meet at 9:00 am. Return approximately 12:30 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

CANCELLED - Thursday, March 9 7:00pm to 9:30pm Getting Ready for the Hiking Season $9
This is an event sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (582166) is required.
Come out and enjoy an evening of slides while learning about local places to hike and how to be prepared. Do you know what ten essential items you should have in your pack? Ian McArthur will present slides of hikes in Coquitlam and other local areas. This presentation is geared for the novice and intermediate hiker, but experienced hikers will learn about some favourite hikes and some hidden gems our local mountains have to offer.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Sunday April 9 Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $9.25
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590656) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike will go through the forest, lake, & wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well known forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to enjoy nature as we hike along. Roundtrip distance is 10 km with some elevation change. Meet at 9:00 am. Return approximately 1:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Monday, May 1 Miller Ravine & the Chines $6.25
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590657) and signed waiver form is required.
A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip through the lush upper section of Miller Ravine while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will then descend into the steep forested area of the Chines before regaining elevation to make a loop back to the starting point. On a clear evening, great views of the mountains to the north can be seen. Roundtrip distance is 4 km with a cumulative elevation gain of 130 m. Meet at 6:00 pm. Return approximately 8:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Sunday, May 7 Westwood Plateau $9.25
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590671) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike will take in greenways and urban streets on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 12km with an elevation gain of 400 m. Meet at 9:00am. Return approximately 2:00pm
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Wednesday, May 24 Line Trail Loop $6.25
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590668) and signed waiver form is required.
This hike will ascend on steep mountain bike trails and old roads to the top of the power lines on Burke Mountain. Views to Eagle Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be the highlight of this evening while taking time to see the reappearing spring vegetation in a mature second growth forest. Roundtrip distance is 5.4 km with an elevation gain of 300 m. Meet at 6:00 pm. Return approximately 8:30 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Tuesday, May 30 Coquitlam Crunch and Yoga $12.00
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (591651) and signed waiver form is required.
Challenge yourself by climbing the famous Coquitlam Crunch. The hard work will be worth it as you finish the evening off with a gentle restorative yoga class while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with an elevation gain of 260 m. Meet at 6:00 pm. Finish approximately 9 pm.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Beginner Hiking Program to Cypress Lake on Eagle Ridge $24.50
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590660) and signed waiver form is required.
Have you ever heard of Cypress Lake, but did not know where it was or if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. We will start with a beginner’s hike and progress to an intermediate hike. Our journey to Cypress Lake will take in views of the Lower Mainland. The roundtrip distance is 12 km (6 mi) with an elevation gain of 500 m (1640 ft). This program will start with an evening information session and slide show followed by a short walk. We will progress with hikes in Belcarra Regional Park and in Minnekhada Park before our final hike and completing our goal. As it is not just about the destination, we will take time to enjoy what nature has to offer.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Program dates:
Wed. May 31, 7 to 9pm
Sun. June 11, 2 to 4:30pm
Sat. June 17, 8am to 1pm
Sat. June 24, 8am to 2pm

Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $32.75
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590659) and signed waiver form is required.
Have you ever wanted to hike Diez Vistas in the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. Diez Vistas is Spanish for “ten views” and it offers spectacular views of Vancouver’s waterways and mountains. This trail is steep at times and can be more demanding than the stats suggest. The roundtrip distance is 15 km (9.4 mi) with an elevation gain of 455 m (1500 ft). This program will start with an evening information session and slide show followed by a short hike. We will progress with hikes in Belcarra Regional Park and on Burke Mountain before our final hike and completing our goal. As it is not just about the destination, we will take time to enjoy what nature has to offer.
Please contact Ian (604.939. 4039) for more info.

Program dates:
Thurs. June 1, 6:30 to 9pm
Sun. June 11, 8am to 1pm
Sun. June 18, 8am to 2pm
Sun. June 25, 8am to 3:30pm

More Strenuous Hikes

These trips are for the more experienced hiker and require a higher level of fitness. To register your interest in any of them, please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) or Mark (604. 552. 0727). Arrangements will be made as the summer develops.

Tangled Summit (Eagle Peak)
18.5 km (11.5 mi); 1150 m (3773 ft) elev. gain; 8 hrs

Hanes Valley
18 km (11.2 mi); 1100 m (3610 ft) elev. gain; 8 hrs

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