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Poco Trail

The Poco Trail is one of the most popular rides in Metro Vancouver. It’s flat, off road, and scenic…the perfect combo for a great day. The trail circles Port Coquitlam weaving through parks and on the dykes of three rivers: Coquitlam, Pitt, and Fraser. The route has many starting points and is Skytrain accessible.

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Rider Alert – Trail closed through First Nation Kwikwetlem.

The good news is that the Sheep Paddock Trail will be open in December (TriCitiesNews article Sept2019)

Temporary detours – three routes:

  1. SHAUGHNESSY: Busy street with a hill. (I rode the sidewalk):  EAST on Pitt River Road, RIGHT/South Shaughnessy, RIGHT/West into Colony Farm at first unmarked trail, or second marked entrance to Colony Farm.
  2. RIVERVIEW:  Continue WEST on Pitt River Road over the red bridge, ride on MUP side path, at Lougheed use crosswalk, walk bike on path on safe side of cement barriers even though it is messy and narrow.  Enter left side of yellow gate, up Sorrel St, LEFT/S Pine Terrace, LEFT/S Cape Horn, cross lights and enter Colony Farm Park.”  (I have added these two routes to the blog map – zoom in.)
  3. OTHER OPTIONS: Port Coquitlam has created alternate routes. There are signs all around the route and they have updated their own site with the same new updated route info.” ( Check this one out – two new routes on the map which I have not explored yet.)  

Just saying … maybe we should all avoid the Poco Trail until the Sheep Paddock Trail opens! There are so many other places to explore in Metro Vancouver  ~ Colleen  

Eagle returning to nest with food — along the Pitt River dyke. Keep your eyes open for eagles, herons, and hawks on this ride.

Oliver Road near Minnekhada – if bears are out, turn around and give them space.  *** Alert – this section is closed when the bears are there!

Hyde Creek Trail with crunchy fall leaves. Keep your eye open for salmon spawning in September and October.

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