Diez Vistas is a beautiful hike over looking Indian Arm. Diez meaning ten…Some of the views are over grown but still pretty. You can do this as an in-out hike or a loop. I will describe it as a loop.
It begins at the end of the Buntzen Lake parking lot where you cross a bridge. You will see the sign post right away. In the beginning you are walking through the forest and then comes' some steep switchbacks and this is the steepest part of the hike. There is a rope assist here to help you make your last pull to the top.
You make your way along the trail sometimes in the woods while sometimes out in the open. On parts you’ll step onto exposed rocky outcrops, where you will need to be careful as it does drop off. You will see views of Sasamat Lake, Belcarra and a far away Vancouver. The third view point is the best. It over looks; Deep Cove, Indian Arm, Vancouver and Mount Seymour.
After you pass the 10th view or Diez Vista you will start to make your descent. It is steep coming down and can be icy or slippery on cold or rainy days. We went slowly. Once you get to the bottom you will have to loop around the lake and back to the floating bridge where you started. It is a long loop. Happy & safe trails!