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For the hiking enthusiast.

Some of my favorite sites for trail information.

http://www.clubtread.com/

http://www.vancouvertrails.com/

http://www.trailpeak.com/

My gear:

MEC 75L backpack

Saloman Speed Cross 3 shoes

Marmot Limelight 2p tent

Hotcore Sleeping bag -10C

Neo Air All Season Mattress

Power Monkey Solar Power charger and battery

Black Diamond Orbit Lamp

Pinnacle Soloist Pot

Katadyn 10L water Filter

MEC 10L backpack with 2L HydroPack

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Lynn Valley/Headwaters and Seymour Demonstration Forest area have lots off good trails with plenty of easy to hard options and connecting to parts of the West Coast Trail.

Try this web page:

http://www.vancouvertrails.com/regions/

There's TONS of trails all over the GVRD including over by Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission etc too.

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Lynn Valley/Headwaters and Seymour Demonstration Forest area have lots off good trails with plenty of easy to hard options and connecting to parts of the West Coast Trail.

Try this web page:

http://www.vancouver...ls.com/regions/

There's TONS of trails all over the GVRD including over by Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission etc too.

Awesome thank you. If anyone has been on any of them and has any opinions to share that would be great.

I like this one.

Its intermediate, 2 hours and there's a beautiful lake to go for a swim in after!

http://www.vancouver.../lindeman-lake/

Mount Cheam also looks cool! No lake but way higher elevation and look at that view.

http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/mount-cheam/

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Sorry, meant Baden Powell trail, not West Coast...duh.. :rolleyes:

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My girlfriend went to Lindeman lake last week, she loved it. There's a good one in port moody called Diez Vistas..its a good day hike. or if you feel like venturing into pemberton, I really suggest Joffre lakes, about a 6 hour day hike. 3 amazingly blue lakes, you can even scramble up the far side of the lake and touch the glacier. ( I was going to post a photo I took of Joffre, but my lack of technological skills is limiting me)

If you're into overnight hikes, theres so many amazing ones around here as well.

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Just went to Lynn canyon for hiking on Saturday. Beautiful place. We did an easy hike but there are harder options. Will go back this weekend.

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Another option I like too if you don't have time for the longer/harder intermediate or difficult trails is to simply up the pace. An easy to intermediate trail becomes a much better workout at a brisk walk/light jog. The people that actually RUN them though are freaking mental! :P

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Awesome thank you. If anyone has been on any of them and has any opinions to share that would be great.

I like this one.

Its intermediate, 2 hours and there's a beautiful lake to go for a swim in after!

http://www.vancouver.../lindeman-lake/

Mount Cheam also looks cool! No lake but way higher elevation and look at that view.

http://www.vancouver...ls/mount-cheam/

I did cheam years ago. It was nice. You'll need something other than a car to get up there. A friend did it this summer and apparently they've deactivated the access road or something and it's rather difficult to get to. There was still snow at the end of July. I would hope that would be gone by now.

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My girlfriend went to Lindeman lake last week, she loved it. There's a good one in port moody called Diez Vistas..its a good day hike. or if you feel like venturing into pemberton, I really suggest Joffre lakes, about a 6 hour day hike. 3 amazingly blue lakes, you can even scramble up the far side of the lake and touch the glacier. ( I was going to post a photo I took of Joffre, but my lack of technological skills is limiting me)

If you're into overnight hikes, theres so many amazing ones around here as well.

Definitely planning an overnight next year.

I forgot how much I loved hiking and now its so late to get in that much, especially with school and work.

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Definitely planning an overnight next year.

I forgot how much I loved hiking and now its so late to get in that much, especially with school and work.

You can hike locally a lot of places year round. Just dress appropriately ;)

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Lindeman is fun. Nice lake. Quite a ways to get to though even after you get off the highway and pass the cultus lake turnoff. Did it fairly recently and it's shorter than I remembered. Not as steep or challenging as the Chief. 1.5 hours? Perhaps if you included Greendrop Lake too..

You might consider doing the 3 peaks of the Chief. Do 1, 2 and 3 in that order. I'd recommenddouble backing to 2 from 3 though to avoid the backwash ungroomed area after the 3rd peak. That's around 5 hours.

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^Ya did that on the Chief this past Sunday, was amazing. Much better than the Grouse Grind.

Its about a 2 hour drive from Coquitlam according to google maps but I don't mind driving. I think I definitely will be going to Lindeman this Saturday with my friends and take a dip!

You can hike locally a lot of places year round. Just dress appropriately ;)

During the winter its straight skiing but hiking in the backcountry + skiing sounds like a blast.

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Yeah for sure, its a shame its a bit too late this year for the majority of them(unless you have some kick ass low temp gear), I only did a few overnighters this year Blacktusk, Tenquille lake, and Cape scott.

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Lynn Valley/Headwaters and Seymour Demonstration Forest area have lots off good trails with plenty of easy to hard options and connecting to parts of the West Coast Trail.

Try this web page:

http://www.vancouver...ls.com/regions/

There's TONS of trails all over the GVRD including over by Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission etc too.

Connects to the West Coast Trail?? That's on the island, I'm assuming there is another trail with the same name in the mainland.

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Connects to the West Coast Trail?? That's on the island, I'm assuming there is another trail with the same name in the mainland.

Sorry, meant Baden Powell trail, not West Coast...duh.. :rolleyes:

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Diez Vistas. At Bunzten lake. Long hike, beautiful looks at the Indian Arm. Highly recommended.

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My girlfriend went to Lindeman lake last week, she loved it. There's a good one in port moody called Diez Vistas..its a good day hike. or if you feel like venturing into pemberton, I really suggest Joffre lakes, about a 6 hour day hike. 3 amazingly blue lakes, you can even scramble up the far side of the lake and touch the glacier. ( I was going to post a photo I took of Joffre, but my lack of technological skills is limiting me)

If you're into overnight hikes, theres so many amazing ones around here as well.

When I saw this thread this first place I thought of was Joffre Lakes. I have actually never been, but my friend went recently and she showed me pictures and it looked amazing.

I'd love to one day do something like that.

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