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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

Crystal Falls Trail: Coquitlam

Explore Coquitlam's northern limit along the Crystal Falls Trail which leads visitors to a beautiful set of waterfalls through rainforest and meadow, past waterfalls and beside the Coquitlam River. This quiet and diverse locale offers a wealth of flora and fauna as hikers move from one ecosystem to another. Small waterfalls and trickling streams make for interesting crossings, and watchful visitors can spot remnants of civilization such as old railway tracks. Enjoy the splendor and relaxation of Coquitlam, British Columbia along the Crystal Falls Trail!

Crystal Falls in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

  • LOCATION: The (unmarked) trail begins at Shaughnessy Street at Karley Crescent in Coquitlam, British Columbia (map) [trail map]
  • DISTANCE: 3km return
  • TIME: Allow 2 hours
  • ACTIVITIES: Hiking and mountain biking.
  • POINTS OF INTEREST: Keep an eye out for Salmon running upstream along the Coquitlam River as well as various birds and animals throughout the forest. There are also many interesting wildflowers as well as small waterfalls along the creeks which intersect the trail. There is evidence of old railroad tracks which are rumored to have once led to an old mine. Those who are adventurous can continue onwards past Crystal Falls which is a great place to stop and enjoy the views.
  • OTHER INFORMATION: The trail is a popular mountain biking destination. Share the trail. The dirt pathway is also prone to large muddy areas and streams running through them - especially during the high rainfall season. Ensure you are wearing proper footwear at all times.

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