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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone please recommend a hike in the lower mainland that currently displays or starting to display beautiful fall colours.

It has been a while (8 years) since I've done a good hike (my 2 bundles of joy came along) so I've actually forgotten which trails are good for fall colours. The only hike I remember is Yellow Aster Butte which is in Baker, but I don't want to cross the border. I live in Coquitlam and would prefer not to drive for over 2 hours going either way (east or west).

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 03:08 PM
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Hello Magnolia...

I can think of two locations:

(1) - Elk Thurston Trails. in last weekend of September, beyond the rock pile (rock cairn) a drop down into a brushy area which displays remarkably beautiful fall colours around the 20th to 30 th of the month.

(2) - Laughington Ridge... You need a 4 wheel drive for this, a moderate hike on road through alder tunnel, then a trail heading up to rocky knoll. Beyond this there are great colours in brushy areas and along the meadow, together with beautiful views of the Cheam to Welch Peak Ranges.

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The meadows along the Three Brothers trail in Manning Park. You can see yellow larches from the summit too.

If you want to actually hike through larches, the Frosty trail, also in Manning, is a good one.

I expect both of these will be peaking in colour in another few weeks (early October).

Three Brothers access road closes at Thanksgiving.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks very much for the ideas K and Dru!
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There are some decent colours on Lindeman lake trail too.
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Hollyburn , Mt Strachan, Diamond Head area , east Canyon Golden Ears Park , Needle Peak, Yak Peak ( really any alpine area in the Coquihalla area)
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Hollyburn , Mt Strachan, Diamond Head area , east Canyon Golden Ears Park , Needle Peak, Yak Peak ( really any alpine area in the Coquihalla area)
^ Ya, any region with a healthy blueberry crop would make for nice fall colours.
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