The Crystal Falls trail in the City of Coquitlam follows the east side of the Coquitlam River to a small waterfall just inside the boundary of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. It’s just less than 4 km one-way to the falls from Burke Mountain Pioneer Park.
There are some access issues that one of our members has reviewed with the City. Coquitlam planners say they haven’t come up with a detailed plan for long term access. Currently there is not much parking space and the residents on Karley Crescent just north of David Avenue don’t appreciate that many public users come to their street to park. There are no parking signs in some locations.
I found another City of Coquitlam park: Burke Mountain Pioneer that usually has more parking available since there is a soccer field and other facilities. There are hiking trails that connect this park to the Coquitlam River trail to Crystal Falls but the trails cross some private land that hasn’t been developed. I’m wondering if this park would be a better location for hikers to park.
Are there some Federation members that live in the City of Coquitlam that want to get involved in this access issue? Contact Jay MacArthur if you are interested in this issue.