This is not a beginner hike! It is not long or difficult but the pace is quick and without breaks.
This will be a quick paced hike (not trail running but fast walking) along a fairly well used trail with few steep bits, roots or loose rocks. If you are unfamiliar with the trail, this route will be less than five km of trail. Hazards are few but the trail is a mountain bike route from Burke Mountain trails so there are often close calls with fast riders. NOTE: this trail is a mountainside hiking trail in a city and not an urban gravel walking path. We will be walking fast for conditioning and there is actually very little view along the trail other than the falls at the turnaround point.
WHERE TO MEET: To get to the trailhead go to the north end of Shaughnessy Street, just north of David Avenue and just east of the Coquitlam River (in Coquitlam but most people think of it as Port Coquitlam). There is lots of street parking.