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Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

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Active lifestyle - wilderness trekking so close to the city

So last uear i decided that I needed more activity in my life so i decided rain or shine i am going... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
themoneyman
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Vancouver
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Nature only a few minutes away

As the other reviewers suggest, this is a park that is very natural with lots of wildlife and peace... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
tag1991
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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14500 Silver Valley Rd, Maple Ridge, British Columbia V4R 2R3, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

So last uear i decided that I needed more activity in my life so i decided rain or shine i am going to get up and go for a hike at least 4 days a week. As i meanderwd my way around the lower mainland...More

Thank themoneyman
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

As the other reviewers suggest, this is a park that is very natural with lots of wildlife and peace and quiet. Even when the parking lot looks busy, you might only pass a couple of people on the trails. Living in Maple Ridge, this is...More

1  Thank tag1991
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Once you drive through farms, new housing on good roads you will reach a gate and large gravel parking lot. From there it is a very short walk and you will be on well manicured trails to rugged tracks, your choice. Great walking. Animal and...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We do this hike several times a year. The many trails make it a new experience each time. A perfect place to indulge in the remote yet not too far to drive and easy access.

Thank FormerlyYoung
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It may be a long drive up, but it is a great place for a walk or trail run. There are view points and waterfalls to enjoy. Some artifacts of the logging era.

Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Research Forest is a quiet, peaceful & not crowded place to get away from it all. Many trails Long & Short (Marked according to Difficulty) Waterfalls, Beautiful huge trees, Brooks and rivers to enjoy, listen for different birds, wildlife can be spotted. Stunning Scenery!...More

Thank Sandy11653
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Another beautiful park for the whole family. Deer can often be spotted in the grassy areas of the park. Great trails and walks for all ages.

Thank rebornrooster
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Research Forest is part of the UBC Forestry Dept. so it is a working forest with logging trucks, cut trees and tree planting. Parts are also pristine and there are fantastic viewpoints from a couple of trails. I have been going here since my...More

Thank KathyMapleRidge_B_C_
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love to walk here with my family. We don't own a dog, and we love not being hassled by them or having to avoid their excrement. There are plenty of walks, from about 20 minutes long to a couple of hours. Our most common...More

2  Thank Branedead
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Most of the trails are an easy grade. . . allow a bit more time if you want to get to the very top - - - Best View toward Metro Vancouver. . .

Thank Rick P
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AnthonyL016
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Response from Sandy11653 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how fast you walk it can take about an hour UP and of course less coming down. The view 'Spectacular ' you can see as far as Burnaby and south to the US border on really Clear days. Enjoy.
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