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“Beautiful 25 km loop through the city”

Traboulay Poco Trail
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Owner description: Here is a map of the 25 km. trail. - great for walking or bike riding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail circumnavigates the city of Port Coquitlam and follows next to the Fraser, Pitt, and Coquitlam River and Hyde Creek over about 80% of its range. Most of the route is away from cars and picturesque. I typically ride my bike, but walkers, joggers, and horses are also welcome most of the way.

The terrain is gentle and the hills gradual. If you are cycling, make sure you are outfitted with a bell and lights for safety as you are sharing this path. It can be particularly busy on a fair weather weekend in parts. The trail is usable year round, but can be challenging on those few days when there is snow on the ground.

You pass through several large parks along the way and there is lots of opportunity for watching wildlife. You may spot a sunbathing otter or a shy beaver in Colony Farm Regional Park. Birds are plentiful there and the recent man-made marsh next to Fremont Village. Watch out for bears during berry or salmon season along Hyde Creek. They mostly keep to themselves, but you do not want to surprise one. Along with the coyotes, there are at least two good reasons to keep your dogs on a leash.

Feeling a little parched? The trail goes right past the Gillnetter Pub and not far from Pajo Fish and Chips in Gates Park where you can catch a little soccer or baseball. You can stop at the new kids play area in Lions Park for the mini zip line, water fun, and other play structures.

The trail connects with the dike trail through the Kwikwetlem First Nation reserve and is currently open for the public. Pay attention to the signs and the requests to stay on the trail. The sheep paddocks trail has been closed for some time west of the reserve, but the Metro Region is working on a three year project to restore permanent access.

1  Thank Russ B
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"pitt river"
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"bike ride"
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"year round"
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"close to home"
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"fish and chips"
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"awesome views"
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"great place to walk"
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"great exercise"
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"complete circuit"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Avoid the Coquitlam river for two weeks after Salmon spawning season. One whiff and you will know why.

Thank DavyBoyHereandthere
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a great time last summer taking a ride around the Traboulay trail.
It took us about 2 hours as we took our time.
Started at the Gilnetter Pub and ended there for some beer and lunch.

Definitely a nice scenic and safe bike ride for the casual rider.

Thank RanchuBoy
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This trail runs along the river and through a number of parks making it ideal for walking or biking. In the warmer months a stop at any of the river openings is recommended. As well there is a number of "workout" body weight machines for those who care to try them out. Certainly worth a walk or bike visit.

Thank Brad G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Traboulay Poco Trail is about one of the best kept secrets in BC. Long flat rides on gravel with the river on one side and wide spaces to make it safe for both joggers and cyclists. Bicycles to use should ideally not be road bikes as the tires are too thin. But mountain bikes and others can easily be used.
All paths are clearly marked and there are wonderful resting points along the way with laybys to allow for photo taking, rest and whatever makes the trip even more memorable.

1  Thank KTan0615
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