3.6 out of 5 - 5 reviews

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Jen T from Vancouver writes:

Easy hike with great views of the Cleveland Dam, Capilano River and the Lions in the distance. There are quite a number of stairs back up to the parking lot but nothing too daunting.

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    Posted: June 27, 2021 06:59:59 PM PST

    ron gurr from Vancover writes:

    I don't know if I would rate this hike as easy. There are a number of steep paths, rocks, roots etc. At least I wouldn't categorize it with Pacific Spirit Park which is easy. I don't recommend it for small children. There were a couple of kids 5-6 yrs old on the trial at the same time as us and one of them was having a tantrum because she refused to walk anymore. Also as others have mentioned the trials are terribly marked and it's easy to get lost. I have twice. That said. The views and the atmosphere are incredible. If I can ever figure out an easy way to get in and out of the place I might bump my rating up.

      Posted: August 31, 2018 05:13:22 PM PST

      Marion G from Vancouver writes:

      BEAUTIFUL hike! Must be one of my favorites in the Vancouver area, however during the rain season it becomes fairly difficult. It's best to do your research before heading out and pack appropriately! Did this hike 2 weeks ago and ended up safely setting up a hammock to read while there! Definetly recomend it! Here's a helpful link to the hammock I purchased, happy hiking!

        Posted: August 3, 2016 03:09:51 PM PST

        Nicole from Vancouver writes:

        Great short hike, although we had to continuously check our phone to follow the exact path listed in the description as there are lots of intersecting pathways. I'm sure we could have found another way but we didn't want to get lost with the sun setting. Groomed really well, definitely all season.

          Posted: November 11, 2015 04:50:19 PM PST

          Fardin from North Vancouver writes:

          Just finished hiking in 15 minutes ago, took us (my son, our little dog and I) about one hour.
          All was OK, except the signs and the instruction not very clear; for example, there is no wooden gate where it says: "look for a trail on the left side behind a wooden gate"!
          But it's not difficult to find your way out and finish it on time while enjoying the great weather and nature.

            Posted: July 20, 2013 08:19:05 PM PST

            Becky from Vancouver writes:

            First time to try hiking on last Sunday.It was fantastic.Started from Cleveland Dam and headed to Coho Loop. On the way to Coho, we didn't miss the great viewpoint from the Ring Bolt pool. Watching the water fall and enjoying the sound.The rainbow was beautiful.
            The Coho Loop trail is easy and quiet. We came back from HATCHERY.

              Posted: May 9, 2013 12:04:57 PM PST

              Adrian from North Vancouver writes:

              New dog restrictions came into effect 29th September in this park including season no-dog trails.

              Check out the new rules below:

              Click the link below or Google Capilano River Regional Park for further info.


                Posted: October 19, 2011 10:06:22 AM PST

                Chris from Vancouver writes:

                For a trail that goes on different directions the signs are unclear (took the longer trail which I didn't want to go on) other than that, it's a very nice serene hike away from the busy city. Lots of great views and clean air.

                  Posted: September 6, 2011 12:04:12 PM PST

                  Caitlin from Burnaby writes:

                  Great little walk - we really enjoyed walking along the river and the air at the bottom of the canyon was cool and fresh.

                    Posted: June 29, 2011 04:01:12 PM PST

                    Mike from Richmond writes:

                    I did this hike today and it was amazing. Easy parking, the roaring river. The fish hatchery was a treat to explore. The hike across the river and back to the damn was not tough at all but we broke a little sweat going uphill.

                      Posted: June 5, 2011 10:43:45 PM PST

                      Tanya from North Shore writes:

                      Did the hike with friends in October. Perfect hike to do while the kids are in school, short enough but beautiful scenery. The forest around the Shinglebolt trail seemed enchanted with the huge, mossy trees and sunlight flickering through. The river snakes between sheer rocky walls and makes you forget that you are still in the city! Highly recommended.

                        Posted: January 9, 2011 10:38:29 AM PST

                        Laura from North vancouver writes:

                        Pipeline bridge is now open. Trail is absolutely fantastic! Saw lots of salmon in the river.

                          Posted: August 1, 2010 10:44:40 AM PST

                          Brad from Vancouver writes:

                          Did this trail with a buddy a few days back, went across the whole thing and even went to see the hatchery, very nice trail and an awesome view when you get close to the dam!

                            Posted: May 29, 2010 04:07:24 AM PST

                            Gael from E Pender Vancouver writes:

                            I confirm that the pipeline bridge is closed "Commencing March 1st until further notice".

                            So when you reach the pipeline bridge you just have to turn left and take the trail that follow the river, and you will reach the Cable Pool Bridge; then if you keep going without crossing that bridge, you'll reach a 2nd bridge that leads directly to the Salmon Hatchery.

                              Posted: May 1, 2010 07:33:00 PM PST

                              Johnny from Coquitlam writes:

                              Tried to do the hike today. However, the pipeline bridge was closed so we ended up walking down to the view point and back...

                                Posted: March 20, 2010 08:15:08 PM PST

                                Wing from North Vancouver writes:

                                Did this great little hike on Sunday morning after the thunder storm on Saturday Night. Started off from the hatchery and made the climb to the dam. The trails were in excellent shape even with some muddy sections. Lot more enjoyable than on a treadmill.

                                  Posted: July 27, 2009 11:12:37 PM PST

                                  Mikey from Beautiful Vancouver writes:

                                  The road back to North Vancouver was closed for me last weekend, so you can either walkback across the dem, or walk all the way to West Vancouver. Some part of the trail is very slippery if it rains couple days ago.

                                    Posted: June 28, 2008 10:33:49 AM PST

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