Trailblazing 2019: Shoreline Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Time: 2 hours

Round-Trip Distance: 6 km

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Season: year-round

Car Travelling Time from Vancouver: 40 minutes

Public Transit: Yes

Credits: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/shoreline-trail/

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Wrapping around the easternmost section of Burrard Inlet, this trail leading to Rocky Point Park is incredibly scenic with peaceful views of the shoreline.

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When we visited on a wonderful weekend, the calm water was quite busy with motorboats, kayakers, and dragon-boaters. After revelling in the view, walk back to the beginning of the pier and head left along the trail that follows the shoreline and passes through the grassy park area to the right.

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The trail cuts through a shaded forested region, providing glimpses of the inlet to the left. You will encounter a set of long wooden steps and opening to a clearing.

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After crossing the boardwalks, the gravel trail continues for a short distance before reaching the second series of raised platforms. After the bridge, go left, up a short hill, and advance along the narrow gravel trail.

Eventually, the trail opens up into a clearing and you reach a junction on the left. The family friendly area at Rocky Point Park is the picture-perfect place for picnics, BBQs and gatherings. Enjoy a tranquil summer breeze and soak up the summer sun.

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I am extremely enthusiasic about a beautiful summer of hiking. Remember to explore and enjoy the outdoors.