Deer Lake surrounded by beautiful fall trees. (James Chen/ Shutterstock)

9 trails to explore in Burnaby this fall

Burnaby has a wide selection of trails to bask in the crisp air and enjoy the fiery foliage. 🍂

By Vikki Hui | October 7, 2021 |5:00 am

Fall is finally here, and the weather cannot be more perfect for a venture into nature. Burnaby has a wide selection of trails to bask in the crisp air and enjoy the fiery foliage, and we bet that you’ll find one that’s just right for you on this list. For more suggestions on where to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery, check out our list of the best places to see fall leaves in Burnaby.

Deer Lake Trail: If you’re looking for a trail for a nice flat stroll with beautiful scenery, this 4.8-kilometre trail is the one for you.  The trail leads you around Deer Lake and you’ll be surrounded by amber and crimson foliage. This trail is accessible for all skill levels.
Address: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue – check route here 

Trail of Hope: Another option for an easy stroll through nature is the 2.3 kilometre Trail of Hope at Central Park. Like the Deer Lake Trail, it is accessible for all skill levels, and is good for a variety of activities. Enjoy a nice day out with your family and try to spot the furry and feathery residents at the park.
Address: 3883 Imperial Street – check route here

Drummond’s Walk: For dog owners who are looking for walks with off-leash areas, you might want to check out this 3.7-kilometre trail in Barnet Marine Park. It’s an easy and flat waterfront walk, like the first two trails, and it has a large off-leash area for your furry friends.
Address: 8181 Barnet Road – check route here 

Confederation Nature Trail: Do you prefer the woods over lakes? We’ve got you covered. The Confederation Nature Trail is a short and easy walk through canopied trees with a junction that leads to Rainbow Creek. The trail includes some minor changes in elevation and overlooks the Burrard Inlet. It’s also an off-leash trail so head on over for a quiet walk with your dog!
Address: 250 Willingdon Ave – check route here 

Byrne Creek Ravine Loop Trail: For a little more incline and a fun run, check out the Byrne Creek Ravine Loop. It’s a little more challenging than the previous trails, and the steep access to the loop should be treated with caution. In addition to the beautiful scenery, add a little whimsy to your hike and try to spot the fairy doors along the loop!
Address: 6555 Byrne Park Drive – check route here 

Barnet Trail: We can’t write a list of best fall trails without mentioning one that’s great for mountain biking. This 4-kilometre gravel trail is just off the Trans-Canada Trail, and it has steep inclines that make it more challenging than the previous trails on the list. Parts of the trail can get muddy and icy, so come prepared with proper footwear and equipment.
Address: Just off where the Trans-Canada Trail meets the highway – check route here 

Burnaby Mountain Loop: This busy loop trail spans 5.1 kilometres and it’s considered to be a moderate hike. Many enjoy riding their bikes through the canopied trails and dogs are also welcome as long as they are kept on leash. Home to a wide variety of birds and beautiful wildflowers, the Burnaby Mountain Loop is also perfect for those looking to smell the roses.
Address: University Drive East – check route here 

Robert Burnaby Park: If you’re looking for variety, head to Robert Burnaby. This park offers several walking and mini-hiking trails that lead you through beautiful forest paths that make you feel like you’re on an adventure out of the city.
Address: 8155 Wedgewood Street – check route here

Burnaby Lake Regional Park: Burnaby Lake’s 10-kilometre loop is perfect for those looking for a flat running route or a longer walk. Be sure to stop and appreciate the local wildlife from a safe distance. This spot is also great for those who enjoy birdwatching.
Address: 4519 Piper Avenue

Vikki Hui

Burnaby Beacon contributor

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