4.17 out of 5 - 6 reviews

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Henry from Burnaby writes:

There is a heated public washroom maintained by Burnaby Parks on the northside of the Horizon's Restaurant bulding located at the viewpoint area.

The Velodrome Trail is located on a north facing aspect of Burnaby Mountain and does not receive any direct sunlight during the winter months which is the case for most of the forest trails located on the north side of the mountain. The wooden stair treads as well as the gravel trail surface on the Velodrome Trail can be slippery and frosty in Winter and caution is required.

This is a great trail that was completed in 2011, and the 6X6 timbers for the stairs were heicoptered to the site.

    Posted: November 30, 2015 12:05:51 PM PST


    Brande from Delta writes:

    Hiked this weekend on my own for the first up and down, and joined by a friend for my second up and down. I was a little bit nervous to climb alone as I did not see too many others and walking past the ghost town Veledrome makes you feel like you are the only one up there. The big bear sign warning was a little daunting.

    I had heard this was Burnaby's version of the "Grouse Grind" - while that is not true for many reasons (no where near as long or as many people), it was still a good work out and the peek a bo view points as you go up were wonderful!

      Posted: August 4, 2015 11:48:58 AM PST


      Kim from Coquitlam writes:

      If you park in the parking lot at Kask Bros., please do not park near the gate where the cement trucks enter/exit as you may be towed. Our hiking group parked there on Feb 28/15 & our 5 cars were almost towed! We got there just in time. Perhaps parking at the Horizons Restaurant lot at the top of Burnaby Mountain & hiking down the trail would be better. The Velodrome parking lot is for facility users only & the parking lot can get very busy.

        Posted: March 1, 2015 03:48:25 PM PST


        Deb from Coquitlam writes:

        Nice compact workout on a fun, quiet trail with nice peak-a-boo views on the way up, and at the top.

        For those of you who also like to hike on your own, the trail is frequented by other solo walkers too.

          Posted: July 17, 2014 01:39:14 PM PST


          Tara Gallen from Vancouver writes:

          There is a toilet at the top of the trail, underneath the restaurant. Not sure if it's 100% public, but it sure seemed that way. There is a kids playground at the top also, so it would make sense for a public restroom to be there also.

            Posted: July 6, 2014 10:48:36 PM PST


            David from Coquitlam writes:

            A solid exercise. We started from the top and went down and back up in about an hour. Not particularly busy despite it being a Saturday.

            Note that the only portions of the trail marked as "Velodrome Trail". If you are coming from the top, you will want to follow the Pandora Trail past the totems, taking the right trail at the junction (this will be marked). Once you've finished the stairs either turn around and head back up, or follow the trail further taking a left toward the velodrome (It is pretty hard to miss).

            The stairs are a bit narrow in places: if you hear someone coming the other way, keep in mind where you might need to pass each other.

            A quick search online of the park map for Burnaby mountain park trails will provide a nicely detailed map for those wanting to extend their hike a bit further, and to familiarize yourself with the area.

              Posted: July 6, 2014 08:58:24 PM PST


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