3.5 out of 5 - 14 reviews

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Alojayden from Vancouver writes:

Best hike ever! I love it when the hike has real nature and not just bridges to get somewhere.

    Posted: August 30, 2020 03:44:31 PM PST

    Mr P from Burnaby writes:

    Does any know if the road to grand narrow is open for July 2020?

      Posted: July 13, 2020 03:05:34 PM PST

      Allison from Vancouver writes:

      The first half of the trail is fantastic (starting from the parking lot at the north and going east). However, the second half becomes increasingly overgrown until the grasses at the sides are reaching 5-6 feet high and the trail all but disappears. The part that is most overgrown is the section that is closed from March to August because it's a protected area for sandhill cranes during their nesting season (from the south gate off Rannie Road until the fork in the trail). Do not attempt that part. We saw some bear scat in the more overgrown parts of the trail as well.

        Posted: July 21, 2019 08:03:21 PM PST

        Linda Radonjic from New Westminster writes:

        Be aware of break-ins. 2 vehicles got broken into, windows smashed this weekend on Sunday while they were out walking the loop.

          Posted: January 21, 2019 06:53:45 PM PST

          Sean from Vancouver writes:

          Decent trail IMO. For people who are afraid to direct sun this is probably not a good trail as this trail for the most part does not have forest to provide shadow. Pants are recommended if you want to take the trails that have not been maintained properly as there are spiky branches on the narrower trails.

            Posted: July 30, 2017 02:26:20 PM PST

            hairyhiker from white rock writes:

            Love this place! Gorgeous and breezy evening. Only pass one family on the entire route. Took us 2.5hrs with a longish stop at one tower, and lots of photo taking. Trail very overgrown from parking lot to the first tower. Then nice and open to the road and the rest of the way back. We saw very few birds today, and no beavers:(

              Posted: July 27, 2017 11:49:40 PM PST

              Maggie from Vancouver writes:

              Don't bother. As like most Vancouver area hikes it is too busy and you can never get a canoe. Went twice and nothing. Even after taking the employee's advice and coming at certain times... save your time

                Posted: July 15, 2017 02:03:17 PM PST

                zu from nah writes:

                Fantastic day out for families. Suitable for walking and biking, Easy walk, can be as long as you would like to be, but i was missing the clear maps and trail marks on the dykes. Will go back for sure :) I would totally recommend it!

                  Posted: May 21, 2017 06:19:32 PM PST

                  Cynthia Crampton from Vancouver writes:

                  Two of us walked the dykes yesterday. Remember the article Dawn Hanna wrote years ago about accessing the mountain route, but not accessible now. Sun hot - wonderful! We rested in the shade just before the second viewing tower. Trail back to Grant Narrows was narrow and obviously not maintained, but we didn't mind. Saw bear scat so sang and clapped, but saw no bear. Usually see some canoeists or other walkers, but not today. Osprey in hunting form. Fish jumping in slough. A great day.

                    Posted: August 20, 2016 07:17:46 AM PST

                    Emily from Surrey writes:

                    Very pretty, but overall Worst day. We walked about 20km on mostly unusable trails, if you can call them trails. Not kept clear, super tail grass, uneven everywhere, no maps along the way. Near the half way mark. There was a way that looked like at one point the trail continued but not for years! The only option was to turn left and continue onto the gravel roads and about 6km off route back to the parking lots. Overall wouldn't go back, wouldn't recommend, please please update the trails and make them usable again.

                      Posted: August 4, 2016 06:54:06 PM PST

                      Rucheyek from Maple Ridge writes:

                      Our family loves this trip. We don't feel as the year is accomplished without making this trip . Great view; nice beautiful spots; clean water; a lot of wildlife. The are two roots: easy ( even with a 6 month old people do it) and hard. Great for teenagers adventure. Not far away from city.

                        Posted: July 29, 2016 04:35:02 PM PST

                        Richard from vancouver writes:

                        I went here July 18, 2016. But I went counterclock wise rather than clockwise from the parking lot. At the south end I found the gate, got on the road north towards the other gate that would have led into the marsh. There is a notice there that the trail is closed March 15th to August 15th. Surprise!

                        There is actually another notice on the second watch tower (along Nature Dike Trail) noting what seems to be same thing, except it says trail is closed March till July and not August. ymmv.

                          Posted: July 18, 2016 09:44:37 PM PST

                          Laurene from Langley writes:

                          Nice, peaceful setting not far from the city if you want a quick getaway. We saw lots of herons as well as osprey in a nest on top of a piling. We actually took our mountain bikes on the dikes around the whole perimeter, which was about 17 kilometers. The dikes are not like others we have been on (topped with gravel). They are overgrown with grass and a narrow trail. On the eastern side, we were essentially biking in old vehicle ruts. Probably not good for young children to bike. We biked along the whole southern boundary to the Pitt River, with the middle section being on a gravel road. We took a detour south along Pitt River for 2 kilometers to an old pier with a view of Pitt River, Pitt River Quarries and Swan-E-Set clubhouse/golf course. Then we followed the dike back along the Pitt River to the starting point near the boat launch. We loved the views along the Pitt River.
                          Parking is free for the day at the boat launch parking lot. It can fill up fast on a summer weekend but then you can park along Rannie Road.

                            Posted: July 27, 2015 10:38:01 AM PST

                            William from Burnaby writes:

                            Never want to go there ever again.

                              Posted: June 16, 2015 11:57:21 AM PST

                              Christina and Tony from New Westminster writes:

                              May 6, 2011 We went on a drizzly day and it was fabulous, not a soul in sight for a good amount of the walk, saw a bear, close to where they cut the trail in two. Saw herons, eagles, osprey, and fish jumping out of the lake. Lot's of birds we don't know the name of. We wore boots and it was a wee bit puddly but not so bad, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                Posted: May 6, 2011 04:18:30 PM PST

                                Neely from Langley writes:

                                Went there today, May 9, 2009, thinking that we would be able to hike up into the hills like my new book Best Hikes and Walks in Southwestern BC said. We were very disapointed to learn that the trail is no longer accessable nor has been for years; however, the endless walk around the dyke is beautiful and much wildlife can be seen: bald eagles, beavers, geese, etc. So, for those of you who are thinking of hiking up into the hills like your new book Best Hikes and Walks in Southwestern BC (published only in 2006) has recommended, now you know not to set youself up for disapointment thinking you will go to lookouts and waterfalls. Nevertheless, you will still have beauty and exercise surrounding you.

                                  Posted: May 9, 2009 09:15:40 PM PST

                                  Tyler Ingram from Pitt Meadows writes:

                                  They used to allow you access to the mountains many years ago. I remember going to them via a path back when I was in grade 6 (like 16yrs ago) but the path also allowed Bears and Cougars to frequent the trail around the loop and some people have been attacked.

                                  You can see where the path used to lead when you're on the east side of the loop near the mountains by the overlook. They removed a HUGE hunk of the path and allowed the water to go between so people and animal could not cross over.

                                  I remember the path that went up the mountain to some really nice waterfalls. Along the way our class got to see trees that were mauled by bears (shredded).

                                  The loop is nice when the weather is fair. When you're walking on the dike portion and the sun is out you can get burnt really easily. There is no shade and the breeze is limited at times.

                                  Though the view of Pitt Lake and the surrounded mountains is spectacular.

                                    Posted: June 18, 2008 06:32:37 AM PST

                                    Mike from Burnaby writes:

                                    What a relaxing area and great place to do some bird watching. We watched a couple of Osprey dive into the marsh several times, trying to catch a meal. Eventually, they were successful which was sad but it was an amazing sight to be able to see nature so closely.

                                      Posted: June 1, 2008 05:44:12 PM PST

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