3.75 out of 5 - 8 reviews

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Michael from Vancouver writes:

We had a blast on this trail and I would call it a hidden gem. The trail is very natural, but that also means it's difficulty is definitely not easy like stated in the description. It's actually the most challenging terrain we've hiked on so far. It goes up and down a lot, big steps, steep sections, over and under fallen trees. So lots of fun but rather difficult. Good shoes are a must.

    Posted: August 2, 2017 10:12:52 PM PST

    Gareth C from Chilliwack writes:

    The trail is known locally as the Sandy Cove trail and you will find unofficial signs pointing you in the direction of the trail, until the T-junction.
    The steep scramble at the start, is a lot of fun and you will need decent hiking boots. At the T-junction, we took the trail left, where it descends to the lake shore, through overgrown bushes. It is easy to miss the trail, so keep an eye out for the orange ribbons (which are missing from a few key points!).
    The trail needs a lot of maintenance near the lake shore.

    It gradually loops around to Sandy Cove. Because of high water levels (at time of writing), the beach is under a metre of water! Take off your socks and boots and go for a wade. It is quite refreshing! After 100m of submerged beach, the trail goes back into the forest.

    In all, a fun little trail and a great views of Harrison Lake.

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      Posted: July 5, 2017 03:47:34 PM PST

      Michael from COQUITLAM writes:

      Is there any free parking? or can park anywhere near roads at the residential area?

        Posted: May 8, 2017 01:22:38 PM PST

        Toby and Marina from Vancouver writes:

        My partner and I did this trail today in January. It's a lovely hike, with some great views of Harrison River and the surrounding mountains. There was some snow and ice on the trail but it was still manageable in wellies and waterproofs. There are also a couple of waterfalls where you can grab some good pictures :)

        • Whippoorwill Point Trail photo
        • Whippoorwill Point Trail photo

          Posted: January 18, 2017 09:23:42 PM PST

          Burger from Abbotsford writes:

          I give it a 3 stars because it is very poorly marked. If the info wasn't out there, no one would know there is a trail there. After you beat the bushes and actually find it, it gets steep and narrow sometimes but overall easy and very enjoyable. We couldn't do the whole loop and had to turn around half way after we spotted a bear.
          It was far enough but still nerve racking, be cautious and maybe keep your dogs on leash.

            Posted: December 5, 2016 02:15:04 PM PST

            Travis V from North Van writes:

            Are you able to camp on this beach or is that not allowed??

              Posted: August 4, 2016 04:14:03 PM PST

              Sarah from Abbotsford writes:

              I did this hike in May of this year. It was a very easy hike, though not well-marked along the way. The beach (Sandy Cove) was a nice treat, though it was relatively busy. To continue on from the beach, walk to the end of the sand and you'll find some rocks with rope to pull yourself up. This part is not marked. We found another spot to sit and eat a snack along the water on some high rocks which we preferred over the beach.

                Posted: June 30, 2016 01:51:54 PM PST

                maria from Abbotsford writes:


                we want to do this trail tomorrow and its the first time we go to Harrison. Where can we park? Are there free parkings available near the trail? Thanks !

                  Posted: June 6, 2014 12:36:10 PM PST

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