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.
Saturday, June 8 Woodland Walk
To celebrate the eighteenth anniversary of the creation of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, we will do an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. This trip will be advertised as a public hike and we are looking for people willing to help lead or assist a leader. On this outing we will travel through a lovely mature second growth forest and view Saw Blade Falls. You should be prepared to cross a creek by boulder-hopping, though there will be help in crossing safely. Roundtrip distance is 8 km (5 mi) with an elevation gain of 250 m (820 ft). Due to work on the BCTC transmission line, we may need to change the route. Meet at 8:00 am. Return 1:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Friday, June 21 Solstice Cycle
To welcome the first day of summer and to celebrate the second longest day of the year we would like to offer an evening cycle trip of the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough and Hyde Creek. Meet at 6pm. Return 9:30pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, June 29 Evans Valley (Golden Ears Park)
This is a trail that has not been on the Golden Ears Provincial Park trail map for many years, but it is still used and has been recently worked on. The trail stays close to Evans Creek and travels through a forest with large old growth trees. Views of Evans Peak and Blanchard Needle can be seen on a clear day. This is a moderate hike. Roundtrip distance is 9 km (5.6 mi) with an elevation gain of 500 m (1640 ft). Meet at 8:00 am. Return 4:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, July 27 Zoa Peak
This peak is a moderate ridge hike in the stunning Coquihalla Mountains area. We are timing this hike to try and capture the wonderful wildflowers this area has to offer. The views from the trail are impressive looking at the bare walls and massive grey slabs of rock. It is not to be missed if you like alpine views and wildflowers. Roundtrip distance is 11 km (6.8 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 690 m (2260 ft). Meet at 7:00 am. Return 6:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, August 31 Lower Seymour Circuit
This hike features multiple spectacular views, a number of picturesque lakelets and ponds, and, despite Mount Seymour Provincial Park’s popularity, a surprising amount of peace and solitude. From the parking area, we will head east to Goldie Lake, and then loop north via the old Perimeter Trail to De Pencier Bluffs. From the bluffs we will circle back to the west and Brockton Point, then pick up one of Halvor Lunden’s routes, which will take us past Suicide Bluffs to Dog Mountain. The last leg will be east on the Dog Mountain Trail. Roundtrip distance is about 16 km (10 mi) with an elevation gain of 260 m (855 ft). Please note that while this hike has relatively modest statistics, the route utilizes older, not maintained trail with some steep sections requiring care. Meet at 8:00 am. Return 6:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, September 7 Bear Mountain
This hike is a moderate to strenuous hike near Harrison Hot Springs. Most of the hike is on an old gradual switchback road to ease the elevation gain. Great views of Harrison Lake, the upper part of the Fraser Valley, and surrounding mountains are well worth the effort. The final viewpoint has been called “eye-popping”. Roundtrip distance is 18 km (11.3 mi) with an elevation gain of 1000 m (3280 ft). Meet at 7:00 am. Return 6:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, September 28 Burke Village-Munro Lake Trail
Our annual trip to Burke Mountain this year will be a traverse of the mountain on the Village Lake Trail. The day will start with a car shuttle before the hiking begins. This moderate hike has most of the elevation gain in the first two hours and easing as the day progresses. We will be walking through a beautiful old-growth forest and a side trip to Munro Lake should be possible. The Village Lake Trail is known to be a little muddy and overgrown, so appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. If we hit the blueberry season at the right time, there will be a chance to taste the sweet berries. The one way hiking distance will be 22 km (14 mi) with an elevation gain of 825 m (2700 ft). Meet at 8:00 am. Return 5:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Saturday, October 19 Mount Woodside
From the top of Mt. Woodside, one has spectacular views of the Harrison River and the Chehalis range beyond. But on what is essentially a moderately strenuous road walk, we will enjoy many other views as well. One such view, from the paragliding launch site halfway up, looks out over the eastern Fraser Valley. Roundtrip distance is 17 km (10.6 mi) with an elevation gain of 885 m (2900 ft). Please note that to get right to the very top with its aerial view of the Harrison, we will need to do a short, 10-15 minute bushwhack, but this should pose no great difficulty. Meet at 8:00 am. Return 5:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
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). Arrangements will be made as the summer develops.
Golden Ears 24 km (15 mi); 1500 m (4920 ft) elev. gain; 11 hrs
Mount Elsay 16 km (9.9 mi); 1050 m (3450 ft) elev. gain; 9 hrs
Tangled Summit (Eagle Peak) 18.5 km (11.5 mi); 1150 m (3773 ft) elev. gain; 8 hrs
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