3.67 out of 5 - 18 reviews

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j from pomo writes:

38 Minutes from Runnel Dr, to the top, and back.

    Posted: April 7, 2019 10:52:43 PM PST

    Lori from Maple Ridge writes:

    I use this for a quick workout. I usually continue to the top of the trail on the first go and then run back up to the top of the stairs on the second round. Last time I did this it took me 36 min in total. I will do a third round of stairs for a better workout.

      Posted: November 21, 2018 08:22:54 PM PST

      Rob Sea from Galiano writes:

      Vancouver Trails classifies Seymour Mountain & Coquitlam Crunch both as intermediate hikes. The Crunch is a paved uphill walk but Seymour is much more technical so how are the two even close in levels.

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        Posted: November 18, 2018 07:20:06 PM PST

        shane boug from vancouver writes:

        Apologies to those that are extremely out of shape, but i can't possibly imagine this would take anyone 1.5 hours to complete. I did the entire thing in 30 minutes. My cousin who is mid 50's and in average shape did it in 45 minutes.

          Posted: June 20, 2018 04:07:17 PM PST

          mo from Coquitlam writes:

          Trail is being enhanced and a water main being built on the west side of the trail; stair climb has been moved to the east side with all new non-slip grate over wood. The new stairway is a wide 3 metres that can easily take lots of two-way traffic. Further improvements are planned.

          I like this climb for cardio training. Suggest a running start from Runnel Drive parking lot to add length, slow to trot for stairs and remaining climb, then turn around at top and run down (fun!). Takes me about a hour for the whole thing. Can definitely work up a sweat.

          Wildlife: I've seen deer, and once a lone but very healthy looking coyote. Plenty of birds.

          Don't understand when people say no views - I adore the view of Coquitlam and the sunset on the way down.

            Posted: April 1, 2018 02:58:02 PM PST

            Jack from Vancouver writes:

            Super easy. Hardly a hike, more like a walk. Not a comparison to Grouse Grind. The 1st km is a set of continuous stairs from gravel parking lot. Then trail winds upward in a gentle incline. View is of power lines and bushes. Round trip will take approx. 1hr.

              Posted: August 20, 2017 08:55:49 AM PST

              Sadie from Vancouver writes:

              This is a super duper easy hike/walk for anyone who wants to do a real hike. 500 steps in total and then a not so steep trails. It felt like walking to me. Unless you want to run this or do it a couple or more times it won't get you sweating.

                Posted: July 20, 2017 09:25:15 PM PST

                Dawn from Port Moody writes:

                Everyone's reviews are spot-on. It's not scenic, but it's great for training and working out as everyone else said. It's super easy to access, there are loads of people on the trail in the evenings, and as a fat hiker, I was able to do the whole thing in 103 minutes - so unfit people, you can do it! Just go slow and take water.

                  Posted: June 20, 2017 08:06:05 PM PST

                  Yumi from Surrey writes:

                  I'm not sure that I would qualify this as a hike as it's mostly a cement trail with man made stairs. That being said, I would recommend this to someone who wants to track their fitness progress outdoors. Personally, I wouldn't do this 'hike' again but at least I can cross it off the list. :)

                    Posted: May 31, 2017 09:19:59 PM PST

                    Alan from Surrey writes:

                    Not exactly what I would call a scenic hike, but I tried it for the first time and it gassed me at times. Great for exercise more than anything else in my opinion.

                      Posted: May 24, 2017 11:54:41 AM PST

                      Rob from Coquitlam writes:

                      This isn't really a jaw-dropping hiking experience, but it my main means of cardio exercise. I live very close to the Crunch and often will come at night with my headlamp for a post-work workout. I highly recommend sticking to the stair portion of the trail (~420 steps) and doing this multiple times, rather than the whole trail, for the best burn.

                      I habitually hike/run the stair portion in 4 round-trips (1600 stairs) which takes me an hour. If you haven't hiked this trail at all before, do the entire thing, and for your second time, run or hike the stairs!

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                        Posted: February 21, 2017 06:00:48 PM PST

                        Sharon from Cloverdale writes:

                        I do this every Sunday as a break from the gym. I have progressed from barely making it to the top........ to getting there in 18 mins up and 14 mins. down, then doing the stairs 3 more times.... I love how i feel after completing this, and have started making the trip midweek after my gym workout.

                        Not very scenic, but for me..... it's a workout more than a hike :)

                          Posted: July 25, 2016 02:31:00 AM PST

                          Rachel from Surrey writes:

                          I'm rating this trail exclusively on the workout it provides someone who is very out of shape. Once you've progressed beyond intermediate difficult hiking it's probably of no use to you unless you want to run up and down it.

                          It's not fun or particularly beautiful - the views are all urban and most are obstructed by hydro power lines - but it's easy to access, the trail it's self is well maintained and quiet, surrounded by shrubs, and it provides a very satisfying workout for the beginner hiker.

                            Posted: June 27, 2016 01:53:17 AM PST

                            Ally from Burnaby writes:

                            Not especially scenic or difficult, but it's a great way to get in some exercise during the weekday. For a reasonably fit person, this should only take you an hour both ways.

                              Posted: June 15, 2016 08:39:42 PM PST

                              Francis from Port Coquitlam writes:

                              I have lived in the Tri-Cities for three years before discovering this trail. Ever since I first walked it I have been doing it almost every day, pushing myself to beat my previous times.

                              The Crunch is great because it keeps me in shape when I can't always make it to North Van to do the Grouse Grind.

                                Posted: June 13, 2015 08:40:23 PM PST

                                Alysha from Maple Ridge writes:

                                The 1.5 hours is return. I did it in 1 hour easily

                                  Posted: September 5, 2014 07:17:17 AM PST

                                  Merina from Coquitlam writes:

                                  Coquitlam Crunch was a lot more fun and challenging before the stairs were installed. I haven't seen any wild life since. No dear, rabbits, bears, snakes, nothing. People new to the trail should be aware of the three pedestrian crossings. One on Lansdowne has lights, the other does not, the Guildford one is bad with people darting out in front of cars who cannot because of the curve in the road. Poorly planned by the city, that's for sure!

                                    Posted: August 30, 2014 10:36:07 AM PST

                                    Delaney from North Vancouver writes:

                                    Is the 1.5 hours just the one way, or return back too?

                                      Posted: July 18, 2014 10:33:35 AM PST

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