Quarry Rock to Indian River Drive
Trail Key: M~2~DF~KF~V~RH~RT~R~PT
2014~This is a great trail to keep yourself in shape and perfect on a rainy day. You have two choices...you can have two cars: one parks at Mount Seymour Parkway & Mount Seymour Road, strip mall called, Park Gate (3 hr parking limit) while the other drives and park's at Quarry Rock parking lot in Deep Cove...or you can leave your car at either lot and make it an in-out trail which would be 16 km's and about 600 meters elevation gain. I will explain it from Quarry Rock to Park Gate Mall.
Your hike starts at Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. It is 8 km's/300 meters elevation gain. Follow the trail up to the Quarry Rock lookout. This part of the trail is a little climb at times and is rooty with some stairs and a few stairs otherwise it's an easy hike. Once you have had a nice break at the Quarry Rock lookout follow the short trail behind QR which takes you to a logging road & another lookout on your right but keep going straight to a sign post that says, Indian River Drive. Follow the stairs up. The trail is in some old growth forest and quite quiet as you wander along. There's some big rocks and some roots but it's a nice easy trail. You'll come to some bridges and mini waterfalls. Soon the trail comes to a road, cross it as it picks up on the other side. After awhile the trail comes to a T, go left and soon left again. Eventually you'll come out onto Mount Seymour Road. There's a pit toilet here and a small parking area. The trail picks up again on the other side. This part of the trail is groomed and there are a few mountain bikers riding along. It's a little more busier. It takes you out onto Mount Seymour Road again. Walk down the road and you'll see the parking lot on your right. Now you'll need to drive back and pick up the car that got you to the Quarry Rock trail head. However, first stop in Bean Around the World and have a yummy muffin and coffee. Scaredy Cat says unless you fool around at the lookout you won't loose any of your nine lives. Happy & safe trails...
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