• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 4.5km
  • Elevation Gain minimal
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 45 minutes
  • Public Transit Yes
  • Dog Friendly Yes

Tynehead Regional Park is located just of Highway #1 in Surrey and is a popular park for cycling, picnics, dog walking, or exploring the upper Serpentine River. The area features two sides to the park, the east side called the Serpentine Hills has a perimeter bike trail and the west side has hiking trails and the Serpentine Hatchery. We will focus on the west side of the park.

There are many trails in Tynehead Park so planning your own route is recommended. We will start our walk from the parking lot at the Tynehead Hatchery and head along the Birch Grove Trail. If you have a dog, go right at the first junction onto the Hawthorn Trail and continue northbound as you enter the dog off-leash area. After letting your dog run free, you can return to the trail by going left at the 4-way junction and heading west to rejoin the Serpentine Loop Trail.

For those without a dog, continue past the junction on the Birch Grove Trail and go right at the junction with the Hatchery Trail. The trail descends to another junction where you will continue walking straight and up a short hill that veers to the right. This trail is called the Serpentine Loop.

At the next junction, go straight (those coming from the dog off-leash area, go right) and continue along the Serpentine Loop Trail as is meanders through the forest, crossing several streams. At the next junction, walk a few meters to your right and take the trail on your left called the Sunny Trail. After walking up a few wooden steps, the picnic area is located to your left, offering a great location to stop for a snack before heading back.

Continuing your walk through Tynehead Park, cross the wooden bridge at the bottom of the picnic area and go right at the junction up a steep hill to the Trillium Viewpoint that overlooks the area. After enjoying the view, walk back down the hill and straight across along the Nurse Stump Trail as you make your way towards the junction with the Serpentine Loop. Go straight and continue along the gravel trail and going left at yet another junction.

The trail then descends down a hill to a bridge on the left and another trail called the Salmon Habitat Loop Trail. Go right and take the short loop as there is a nice wooden viewing platform overlooking the Serpentine River. Complete the loop and return to where the wooden bridge crosses the Serpentine River, crossing the bridge, and going right on the other side. Continue following the Hatchery Trail as it takes you back to the Tynehead Hatchery parking lot where you started.


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How to get to Tynehead Regional Park

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
45 minutes

Tynehead Regional Park is located in Surrey, just off Highway #1. From Vancouver, drive east and get onto Highway #1 Eastbound. Continue driving through Burnaby and cross the Port Mann Bridge. Take Highway Exit 176 Street / Pacific Highway and briefly drive south on 176th street. Take the first right onto 96th Avenue and drive about 2km where you will see signs on your right to turn into a parking lot for Tynehead Park and the Tynehead Hatchery.

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Transit Access to Tynehead Regional Park

Tynehead Park in Surrey is accessible via public transit by the 337 Bus. If you are travelling from Vancouver, take the Skytrain Expo Line Eastbound to Surrey Central Station. Once there, take bus #337 Fraser Heights for about 20 minutes and exit the bus at 168th Street and 104th Avenue.

At this point, you are actually on the north side of the highway, however there is a pedestrian overpass that takes you directly into Tynehead Park. Walk North along 168th Street for about 3 blocks and watch for the overpass on your right. Once you walk over the highway, you will be at the Northeast Entrance to the park called the Serpentine Fields Entrance.

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Additional Info

Camping at Tynehead Regional Park

Camping is availble year-round at the Tynehead RV Camp on the north end of the park and also at the Raven's Nest Group Campsite area at the south of the park.

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Dogs at Tynehead Regional Park

Dogs are allowed in the park but must be under control at all times. The area along the Hawthorn Trail is a dog off-leash area with lots of space for dogs to run. All other areas, dogs must be leashed. Please ensure to pick up after your dog.

Toilets at Tynehead Regional Park

There are public toilets in 3 areas of the park: near the picic area by the Sepertine Hollow Entrance to the park, near the Serpentine Fields Entrance parking lot, and near the Tynehead Hatchery Entrance.

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