Monday, November 12, 2018

The Coquitlam Crunch

If you are looking for a good little workout you may want to check out the Coquitlam Crunch. Our kids ages 6 to 12 love a bit of a challenge and completed it no problem. It is 2.2 km each way with an elevation gain of 244 meters and took us about one hour to complete – I probably held them back a bit to be honest although Nya did not love the last 200 meters to the top.

Coquitlam Crunch in B.C.

It isn't a beautiful walk as you are under the power lines the whole time but the path itself is nice and there are parks and trees. I also like that it is well populated and alongside houses so I would feel safe doing it on my own.

Coquitlam Crunch

Coquitlam Crunch in B.C.

Note that you do have to cross several streets along the trail although they do have cross walks and lights for those portions. It is dog-friendly as we noticed many on the trail (and therefore also a heads up to those that have kids that are fearful of dogs).

My favourite part were the notes of encouragement on the stairs such as "You can do this" and "Pace Yourself".  The stairs make up the first 1/3 of the hike (and therefore last 1/3 as well) and the rest is a gravel path. If you do have problems with your knees I can see that the trip down may a bit hard on them.

Coquitlam Crunch

I would love to do it again for a quick work out, I just wish it was closer to home. Have you done it?

What to expect when hiking the Coquitlam Crunch in Coquitlam, B.C.


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