4.22 out of 5 - 9 reviews

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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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