The Lansdowne Drive parking lot at the Crunch will be closed until August as it undergoes construction for paving and expansion to 60 parking stalls, which will help reduce on-street parking demand. Additionally, FortisBC will also be conducting maintenance on the pipeline running along the trail until October, and there will be a trail detour for a period of up to four weeks beginning July 26. Traffic control personnel will be on site directing pedestrian traffic where needed.
During construction, visitors to the Crunch are asked to consider other forms of transit to the trail – take transit, walk, or carpool. Those who require a vehicle to travel to the Crunch should avoid parking along Lansdowne and seek alternative parking locations at the Runnel Drive parking lot and the Bramble Park courts parking lot on Panorama Drive.
Thank you for your patience while these important improvements are completed at the Coquitlam Crunch.
"Doing the Crunch" (PDF) is a popular fitness challenge for many local residents. Hikers and fitness walkers enjoy the natural setting and spectacular views of the City on this uphill 2.2 kilometre climb which follows the British Columbia Hydro right-of-way and extends to the top of Westwood Plateau - a 242 metre elevation gain.
Now featuring two sets of stairs - and over 890 steps - the Coquitlam Crunch provides a recreational fitness circuit for those who like to challenge themselves with stair repeats. Both sets of stairs offer a total of 894 steps of cardio workout.
The Crunch can be accessed from Eagle Ridge Park, Guildford Way, Lansdowne Drive (two access points), David Avenue and Bramble Park at Panorama Drive; caution should be used when crossing these busy roadways.
Washrooms and parking available at Eagle Ridge Park and Bramble Park.