Murrin Park hike is one of the easiest hikes near Vancouver along with sea to sky highway. It is a Nature spot with climbing wall, lake, birds, nature and a very beautiful view of the Indian Arm to the north from the peak.
Murrin Park hiking trail summary
- Total hiking distance: 3 Km (Roundtrip)
- Hiking time: Around 1 hour (Roundtrip)
- Highest point: 87 meters (285 feet)
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Best season to do the chief hike: Throughout the year
- Elevation gain: minimal
Murrin Park hiking in details
Murrin Park hike starts from the Browning lake situated at the beginning of the parking lot. After crossing the lake, watch for a sign and a trail on the right, marking the route to Quercus Viewpoint.
Leave the Browning Lake area and begin hiking up the steep hill as it climbs briefly before descending and arriving at a junction. At the junction, go right and follow the Loop Trail in a counterclockwise direction. The trail climbs very steeply, first along dirt and then up wood steps. Admire the large rock overhangs that precariously sit above the trail as you stop to catch your breath before continuing uphill. There is also a ridge called Jurassic ridge from where you get a very beautiful view of the Howe Sound.
At many places, you will see the ropes tied to the rocks. Those ropes are for ascending down the slippery rocks during rain. Otherwise, the hike is pretty easy.