w6b Whyte Lake Walking Loop 7.5k
- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
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About the Journey:
This is a very scenic 7.3 km walking loop (no bicycles and not wheelchair accessible) that tours the West Vancouver / Horseshoe Bay area on wilderness trails and abandoned rail line as well as paved urban pathways and sidewalks. Give yourself up to 3 hours for this loop as there are many places to stop along the way. The trail climbing uphill to Whyte Lake is tranquil and features large trees and lush forest floor but can be moderately strenuous. The loop can be travelled in both directions. The best starting point is at Gleneagles Community Centre.
- Seaview Rail Trail (known as Seaview Walk)
- Nelson Creek
- Whyte Lake
- Community Center with parking facilities