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    Mosquito Creek Hike

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    7.4 km
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    212 m
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    Mosquito Creek Hike

    The Mosquito Creek Hike is a secluded and scenic urban hiking trail on the North Shore of Vancouver that features a gentle incline and forested paths. This makes it popular with hikers and dog walkers alike, as the route is not overly difficult but gives off the feeling of having escaped the city. The trail also serves as a great access point for the network of routes along the Baden Powell trail that can be found at the northern tip of the Mosquito Creek Hike.

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    Route Description for Mosquito Creek Hike

    The Mosquito Creek Hike is a 7.4 km loop trail that crosses over Mosquito Creek before making its way north toward the Baden Powell Trail. Popular with hikers and dog walkers because of its gentle incline, this is an easy urban hiking trail that will make you feel as though you have gotten out of the city for the day.

    Setting out from the parking area on West 17th Street, follow the trail at the end of the road to the right, passing through the junction top to make your way over Mosquito Creek. Take the trail to the left, following it north as it skirts along the eastern bank of the creek. Keep moving along the trail as it makes its way under the highway overpass and into William Griffin Park. The trail will soon come to a head, and you will need to walk through the parking lot and out along Del Rio Drive for 300 m, where you will be able to pick the trail back up.

    Continue on as the trail enters Mosquito Creek Park and meanders through the forest. When you have reached Montroyal Boulevard, you can either cross the road and extend your hike along the Baden Powell Trail to the north or turn back and complete the remainder of the loop.

    Heading south down the trail, make your way back along Del Rio Avenue until you once again reach William Griffin Park. From here, pick the trail back up and follow it to the right to continue along the western side of the creek. Keep moving down the trail until you arrive back at the parking area, having completed the Mosquito Creek Hike.

    Getting to the Mosquito Creek Hike Trailhead

    To get to the Mosquito Creek trailhead from Vancouver, head north on Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 W and cross over Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Take exit 17 and turn left onto Westview Drive, following it for 850 m before turning right onto Larson Road. After 450 m, turn right onto Fell Avenue and right again onto 17th Street West to reach the parking area.

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