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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2015, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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For years I've done the BCMC and Lynn Peak as mid-week trainers. This year, I found myself very out of shape and will less time than ever.

I'd really like to shave off the drive to the North Shore,... does anyone have any "goto" hikes centered around Burnaby that offer some actual cardio (maybe 30 minutes of uphill minimum), and exercises vertical hiking muscles?

I've done the "Coquitlam Crucnch" so thought I'd revisit that one, but any other ideas? For example is there a particularly steep on on Burnaby Mountain?
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Cardiac Hill on Burnaby Mountain.
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I like to do the Velodrome trail up Burnaby Mountain, as it is a bike-free trail (has a bunch of stairs)... and then up the Pandora trail to the viewpoint area. A loop back and around via Trans Canada Nature Trail/ Gnomes Home has some nice variety. You could also continue on though, and add Cardiac Hill, then return to the viewpoint through the campus.

http://univercity.ca/wp-content/uplo...etwork_Map.pdf

Coquitlam Crunch is a good quick bit of elevation, and a handy place to train with some pack weight- but if you want some pleasant forest, the Polytrichium section of the Halvor Lunden trail at Buntzen is a great, pretty consistent workout (about 5km return and 500+ meters).
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