w15 Eagle Ridge-Westwood Plateau Walking Loop 10.5-20k
Coquitlam Crunch stairway
- 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).
Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.
About the Journey:
This rewarding walk that takes in several greenways heading up Eagle Mountain and Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam is quite challenging and might be best done in two sections, 11k and 8k, while others may prefer the challenge of doing the up to 20k in one day. The highlights are the Coquitlam Crunch (440 well constructed stairway steps), Eagle Mountain, a couple of probably the largest Sitka Spruce in the Fraser Valley along Hoy Creek, spectacular views of the valley and again an appreciation of our natural forests in an urban setting such as Coquitlam. Allow 6 hours or more to do the whole hike in one day.