Even though I wasn’t able to participate in the 2019 Coquitlam Crunch Challenge, it made me think that I should write about this amazing, accessible and outdoor workout space, right next to our home!
The Coquitlam Crunch is a steep, urban trail that follows a route under large hydropower lines and features stairs with more than 400 steps and an incline that gains 250 meters.
Some people (maybe most) consider that the sole purpose of the Coquitlam Crunch is to exercise, but I would argue that, even if I usually go there to keep fit & enjoy an outside training session. This free, open year-round trail is also socially “intense” as you will run into at least one person you know during the summer season. The views along the way are amazing and refreshing and sure, as everyone says: “it has nothing to do with the view on top of the Grouse Grind”, but why compare?
And if we are comparing, however, let me list some of the perks that the Coquitlam Crunch has:1.
Having said all of this, if you are looking for an easy and in the shade hike, then the Coquitlam Crunch might not be your best option. I personally love the fact that the sun is there pretty much all the way, but also realize that my relationship with the sun is pretty special 😉