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Exploratory - Burke Ridge & Summit - Port Coquitlam ~ 25 km ~ 8-9 hrs

  • Nov 10, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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Who is game to try for Burke Summit via Burke Ridge trail?

I have labeled this as exploratory as I have not been up past Munroe lake and it is hard to say what the conditions will be like once we arrive up at elevation. Bring your adventurous spirit and lets explore some supernatural BC!

       ** Add RSVP and I will screen you through **

View from Burke Summit
Photo Credits: alhike from ClubTread


Note: There is no need to RSVP "No", if you are not attending. We go rain, shine, sleet, snow... fair-weather hikers need not apply.

Burke Summit via Burke Ridge Trail
Total Distance:
~24.5 km
Elevation Gain:
~1000+ m
Cumulative Gain:
??? m
Start Elevation:
320 m
Max Elevation:
1270 m
Approx Return Time:
Don't make plans 'cause you never know!
After Hike Plans:
To be discussed, maybe a coffee or food in Port Coquitlam?

Need to Bring: Water, lunch, hiking boots, gaiters (recommend), poles (if you use them), micro-spikes, full winter layers (rain, wind, cold protection, gloves x2, toque, etc...), ID (Photo ID and Care Card please), camera, money for your driver and  the essentials.


Mountain Forecast @ Elevation ... 1270m

: No dogs.
: Nada!

From Highway #7 (Lougheed Highway) in Port Coquitlam, turn north on to Coast Meridian Road. Follow Coast Meridian north for 5 km and up a hill. Turn right on to Harper Road, following signs for the Hunting and Fishing club. Continue as the road transitions to gravel and park near the gated road loading into the park on the right, just before the gun club.

Look closely at the map link here...carpool & trail head:[Click for Map]

Please be on time. I will be leaving the carpooling area and parking lot meetup locations within 10 minutes of the stated time.

Please remember to reimburse your driver for gas. The suggested rate is $5.00 per passenger per hour of driving time on flat road.

Unless you have made one-way arrangement in advance with the driver, your return trip should be paid in advance, at the start of the trip. You should not expect a refund if you cancel your ride home.

As a courtesy to your driver, please put muddy hiking boots in a bag and change into alternate footwear after the event/activity.

Please be on time.


The weather as we all know can and often does change so please ensure you bring the items I mention in the "Things to bring" list.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again to everyone for bringing positive attitudes and a healthy sense of adventure. This mountain has a lot of potential for iffy weather weekends where we want to just get out and work on snowshoe conditioning and experience. I will probably use this place to teach trail breaking as a group, and a couple other back country skills like kick steps, float steps, and maybe some traverse techniques depending on conditions.

    The hike up from the other side... into the trail network from the quarry road is all trail and I would probably lean towards that on the next one unless we get a lot of snow at lower elevation and we can snowshoe up the roads... (did not like walking the road section much)

    Great effort by all... see you all on the next one!

    November 12, 2013

  • Seana T.

    Great hike. It's fun to get off the trail and use the GPS.

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • Randy C.

    Another great adventure. I enjoy Rex's willingness to get off the beaten path to create a terrific hiking experience.

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok.. so everyone is going to meet at the trail head... see you all there at 8am. Enjoy your evening.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carpool conversation? I am in Pitt Meadows and take 2 others if anyone wants to meet me at McDonalds @ Harris and Lougheed and if not we can probably just fore go the Tim Horton's carpool and just driving straight to trail head? If everyone could share their intentions that would be great. I have been interested in checking Burke off my list for some time... I look forward to getting out there!

    November 8, 2013

    • Ron M.

      I will meet you at the trail head 8:00 am

      1 · November 8, 2013

    • Randy C.

      I'll meet at the trail head too

      1 · November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok so a quick note.. I have moved everyone over... Please be prepared for this hike gear wise... this could be a soggy one.

    I have no trail reports to help with guessing the conditions... it appears to be snowing at elevation from now till Sunday so I am on the fence regarding snowshoes... they could make or break our chance to make the ridge summit so I am leaning towards bringing them as this mountain tends to get a bunch of snow in general.

    Randy have you been up there recently? Or if anyone else finds any info online please share. At this time I would say snowshoes are optional but leaning towards required... If you got 'um... bring 'um.... Gotta love shoulder season hiking!

    November 7, 2013

    • Randy C.

      I haven't been up there since June... There was snow in the shadow areas at that time.

      1 · November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was thinking about going on this hike but don't have snowshoes. Does anyone recommend a brand or type over another? By the way i've never used them before.

    November 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Alan... I get asked a fair bit about gear so I put up a post in our forum that covers some of the basics...­

      1 · November 7, 2013

  • Valerie

    Up past Munro is beautiful but very very wet! I would def wear your gaiters. Have a great time!

    November 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Valerie... ya, we are not coming up from the quarry side this hopefully avoiding all the marshlands surrounding the lakes... coming up from the west side.. the gun club side. But there will still be overgrowth and brush... yes... and I expect sub zero temps so it will be all frost and snow : )

      November 5, 2013

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