- Difficulty Easy
- Time 2 hours
- Round-Trip 5km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour 30 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly On-Leash
Aldergrove Regional Park is located on the border of Aldergrove and Langley and just a short distance from the US Border. The park is very popular with families for its easy trails, scenic landscape, and multiple picnic areas. The area also has a number of horse trails and the wide open section of Aldergrove Bowl is popular with horseback riders.
The "historic" lake in the park was formerly located on the west side but had to be removed due to needing major repairs. The lake was actually a man-made cement pool but was filled in and is now a grassy picnic area.
There are several routes in the park, however we focus on the hiking trails and try to avoid the multi-use trails. Park the car near the picnic area and start your hike at the east end of the park lot, looking for the Pepin Brook Trail sign. Follow the trail as it winds its way along the slow moving waterway and through the forest, passing a couple of junctions that go to the Rock N' Horse Trail to your right.
At the third junction, you will have to decide whether to do a longer hike to the Aldergrove Bowl or loop back doing a shorter circuit to the picnic area. To go to Aldergrove Bowl, go right and continue along the the same side of Pepin Brook, eventually arriving at Lefeuvre Road. Go right and walk along the road for about 250 meters where you will see a parking lot on your right. Walk into the parking lot for a view of the bowl and take one of the trails that loops around the area. The viewpoint on top of one of the area's rolling hills is worth checking out as it offers a pretty view of the area. Once you have completed the Aldergrove Bowl area, return via the route you came or you can also find your way back to the Pepin Brook Trail via the Rock N' Horse Trail.
Back at the third junction, if you have decided to just do the shorter loop, go left and cross the wooden bridge over Pepin Brook. The gravel trail continues to another junction, where going right takes you to a large dog off-leash area. Go left and continue along the trail as it begins to ascend, crossing a couple of creeks that feed into the stream below. As the trail levels, it exists the forest and you arrive at a junction near the upper parking area of the main entrance. Go left and over the tiny hill and follow the trail as it descends quickly downhill arriving at the main parking lot below.
Once back at the parking lot, there are some small trails to explore that circle the "historic" lake and the field near the picnic area. You can decide whether to walk around these or continue walking through the parking lot, back to the car.