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Angela from Vancouver writes:

Do you want an adventure? (After trail 7)
One of those "Are we gonna make it?"
"Who forgot to bring the machete?"
"God i wish i wore pants!"
"Let's get out of here before the shock of my sprained ankle wears off!" -Kind of adventures?!
Then hike the entire trail all the way back to the view point!
Enjoy the parts where the fallen trees apear to yell "do not cross!"
The parts where the prickly vines attack you from every angle!
The parts where you come across fallen trees that you climb up to realize the trail has shrunken even more and you have now given up on moving the bushes out of your way.
The parts where you get so excited to see the trail open up that you run only to realize all too late just how soft the ground is and sprain your ankle.
Enjoy the adrenaline that forces you to now simply shield your face from through the over grown trail because you know you're now 80% of the way to the cliff.
The parts where you start to wonder if maybe you're just following a racoon trail.
The parts where you finally start climbing the cliff and you honestly have to crawl because the overgrowth is so damn thick there is no other option!
And then the part where the cliff edge is giving out and you need all your weight on your right foot just to ensure you don't fall off to your death... and the best part is when your right ankle happens to be the one you sprained.
Or the part where there's just a tree root to hold onto because the path gave out in that one spot.
Enjoy the very steep hill side you decide to climb up because you see how close you are and you're in so much pain you don't bother following the last minute of the trail, then the ground continues to give out and when you finally get to the top you wish you had just finished the trail instead.
And finally enjoy the sense of companionship that your 5 friends actually followed you that entire way, and had there not been 6 determined people together, nobody in their right mind would have tried trekking that entire trail to the viewpoint!

And lastly, laugh in amazement that google suggests this "90 min" trail to the view point instead of crossing the street from the bus stop.
It took us 3 hours from wreck beach. Because we kept losing the trail and having to find it again.

5/5 would recommend if you're looking for a wild adventure!

0/5 Would not recommend if you're looking for a nice enjoyable hike after trail 7.

    Posted: May 12, 2020 11:58:34 AM PST

    Eva from Vancouver writes:

    Walked this trail on 28th September 2019. The terrain is quite challenging on the first few miles due to slippery stones and possibly high tides. After trail 7, I have tried to continue but the trail disappears at some point. There were fallen trees and overgrown vegetation that made the continuation impossible. The only way out is indeed trail 7, even though the foreshore trail is supposed to continue after that... Not a lot of signposts are present.
    It felt ackward to go through a clothing optional beach, but that's the way the trail goes...

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      Posted: September 29, 2019 11:41:02 AM PST

      Matthew Ault from Vancouver writes:

      Hiked today, lovely views and a great route. It is very rocky so would not be advisable for older or less stable folk who may be more likely to turn an ankle. Good footwear is advised, it gets wet, a little muddy and sandy. Would not advise if it is wet. The trail is accessible from many points so parts could be tried piecemeal. I would not really call parts of it a 'trail', its mostly a beach walk, but it is lovely

        Posted: November 10, 2018 07:44:31 PM PST

        Joanne from Toronto writes:

        We tried to enter the trail at Acadia but found the rocks too difficult and the trail was hard to decipher. We ended up going back up tothe road and walking along the road until we got to the steps to Wreck Beach. We loved the steps down and tried to walk along the trail but found it too tricky trying to negotiate the rocks and logs and decided to go back up the stairs. The views were lovely.

          Posted: November 10, 2018 06:19:03 PM PST

          Andy D. from Vancouver writes:

          Awesome trail that's close to the city. Make sure to check the tide tables.
          One thing to note: the section from trail head 6 to trail head 7 is closed until April 2018 due to possible landslides. This is the section heading south from Wreck Beach.

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            Posted: February 3, 2018 04:21:17 PM PST

            Chris from Vancouver writes:

            Shower's? LOL you would never get rid of the locals if they had showers down there. Those are toilets. Not shower stalls....lol
            I won't post pictures can't you read the signs? No cameras!! Wreck Beach rule #1

              Posted: July 19, 2017 12:52:43 PM PST

              Ferdinand from Hannover (Germany) writes:

              Let's call it a trail... lol!
              Seriously, I wouldn't call it a trail but it's awesome nevertheless.
              I did the part from Trail 1 to 7. Bring hiking shoes even if you attend to be only "optional" clothed. On the other hand you won't find such a diverse hike in few miles radius. Rocks (from tiny to big), old logs, a bit of sand, mud, small bridges, solid dirt ways... literaly everything except grass or concrete.
              You have an awesome view. Vancouver downtown, some small island, big ships, water-based log stores, really long jetties and some high cliffs. The two former military towers a now a paradise for grafitti. If you're in luck you will be joined by a heron. And prepare for a lot of jokes regarding the optional-clothed thing (Like a sign warning of the high cliffs which says "keep off". Someone wrote the word "pants" between this two words. Prankster...)
              Definetly not your everyday hike but worth every step.
              PS: English isn't my mother tongue, so please kindly ignore my mistakes. Cheers!

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                Posted: April 21, 2017 04:27:08 PM PST

                Trolly from Vancouver writes:

                It was my first time trail experience in Vancouver. I could see beautiful beach scenery. There are lots of rocks. It makes me difficult to walk a little bit. That was only problem.

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                  Posted: September 5, 2016 11:40:48 AM PST

                  Tamara from Vancouver writes:

                  It's really not kidding when it says over half the beach is rocks. You can get away with walking on logs for many sections but it gets old fast. I wouldn't recommend it if it's raining, as the rocks are VERY slippery when wet. Other than that, it's a nice trail with a great view. We did it backwards, starting at Trail 7 (which is kinda sorta transit accessible) and walking around, then up the hill back to campus.

                    Posted: May 18, 2016 10:19:32 PM PST

                    Chris from Surrey writes:

                    I did this "trail" a month ago and I loved it. Very enjoyable stroll along the beach with some trail sections along the tree line. On map the trail continues along the beach after trail 7, but I followed it and I'm almost certain they closed that section down. What trail there was at this point was overgrown with many downed trees and at the end where it leads to a small parking area there is a fence blocking the way which you have to hop. I'd advise stopping at trail 7 like this route shows.

                    I would also say if the nude beach part throws you off like it did to me at first, the number of clothed to unclothed people was at least 5 to 1 when i went. You don't have to feel awkward going through wreck beach with clothes on.

                      Posted: April 6, 2016 06:15:38 AM PST

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