Pinecone Burke Provincial Park - Quarry Road
CAUTION: The trails are challenging and difficult and your use of them is at your own risk. You will find some sections of trail too difficult to ride. Please walk these sections to prevent injury to yourself. To prevent erosion, DO NOT walk off the trail or cut new sections. DO NOT alter the trails in any way.
Please refer to TRAILFORKS for the most up to date trail info and status.
Date: :: ORIGINAL
This service road starts off leading you through some private property and that could be why there is a gate. The only other way into Pinecone Provincial Park is via boat (or plane depending if you have one in your own personal hangar). The road was quite a pleasant surprise. It's the sort of road that you only see in those guided tour brochures, rolling along with spectacular views. This road is a hidden gem and should be sought out and ridden. After you clear the private property you are in the park and the road is not maintained from this point on. You'll encounter a stream that cross the road, a wash out and just great views of the mountains in Golden Ears Provincial Park. There is also a picnic/camping area along the way, a nice area to rest. Now we didn't make it all the way to Widgeon Lake due to mechanical problems but according to the map the road ends. At this point there is a trail leading into Widgeon Lake and another that is called Fool's Gold. Fool's Gold leads to the service roads behind The Chief in Squamish.
WARNING: Quarry Road prior to Widgeon Creek is closed to the public. Getting caught by the rednecks who live in the area was a
fun experience. Last I heard on the Coquitlam City website, they are trying to have the whole road open to the public.