Admiralty Point Loop
The Admiralty Point Loop is a 10.5 km trail that follows along the coastline of the Burrard Inlet, where it offers access to several scenic vantage points. After reaching the southern tip of the route at Burns Point, the trail turns north and cuts through the beautiful forests of Belcarra Regional Park. This hiking route is a combination of coastal walking and forest trekking, making it a great option for a day’s worth of adventure and awesome views.
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Route Description for Admiralty Point Loop
The Admiralty Point Loop travels along the beautiful shores of the Burrard Inlet before cutting inland through the densely forested southern section of Belcarra Regional Park. This forested portion of the hike utilizes a lightly trafficked stretch of trail, making route finding a bit tricky at times. This, combined with a robust network of trails throughout the park, means that hikers should pay close attention to a trail map or GPS to stay on the right track. Additionally, the latter sections of the trail follow along Tum-Tumay-Whueton Drive, so be mindful of any vehicle traffic when passing through this stretch.
This trail offers hikers a good amount of variation in terrain, combining coastal trails with forested walks. Along the coastal stretch of the trail, you will find several beautiful viewpoints that look out over the water, including Cod Rock and Admiralty Point. Shortly before Admiralty Point you will find Maple Beach, a secluded waterside area that is quietly nestled along the southwest corner of the route. This is a prime spot to stop mid-hike and lay out in the sun or go for a quick swim in the cool waters of the inlet.
Setting out from the trailhead, follow the path as it leads west towards the shoreline. Here, the trail will turn south and skirt along the coast, offering several opportunities to stop at the series of viewpoints to capture a beautiful view of the water. After passing by Maple Beach and Admiralty Point, the trail will continue south to Burns Point before turning northeast to cut through the forested park.
Keep on the trail as it follows alongside the power lines towards Thermal Plant Road. Turn left on the road and follow it north, turning left again on Tum-Tumay-Whueton Drive to pass by the Woodhaven Swap on your return to the trailhead for the Admiralty Point Loop.
Getting to the Admiralty Point Loop Trailhead
To reach the Admiralty Point Loop trailhead from Coquitlam, drive west on Barnet Highway/BC-7A and take the exit for Ioco Rd. Making a right turn, stay on Ioco Rd for 750 m and turn left to continue on the same street. Keep on Ioco Rd for 4.0 km and turn right onto 1st Ave. Continue on 1st Ave for 700 m, veering to the left to continue on Bedwell Bay Rd. After 1.7 km, make a left onto Tum Tumay Whueton Drive, and you will find the trailhead in 2.8 km on your left-hand side.
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