Off trail bushwack from Burke Ridge (some flagging). Best done on spring snow.
||28.2 km (return)
||Linear - Return
From Highway #7 (Lougheed Highway) in Port Coquitlam, turn north on to Coast Meridian Road. Follow Coast Meridian north for 5 km and up a hill. Turn right on to Harper Road, following signs for the Hunting and Fishing club. Continue as the road transitions to gravel and park near the gated road loading into the park on the right, just before the gun club.
The C38 bus operates from Coquitlam Station to the Port Coquitlam area daily. Get off at the "David at Oxford" stop (#53803), then walk east for 500 meters on David Avenue to Coast Meridian Road. Turn left on Coast Meridian and follow it 1.3 km to Harper Road. Continue on Harper road for 2 km to the park entrance, a walk of approximately 50 minutes from the bus stop. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website.
Pass the gate and follow the road ignoring lesser roads branching off. Once at the old ski/cabin site continue on the Burke Ridge trail to it's end at the summit of 1220m. Looking ahead from there Widgeon is visible along with two minor summits before it.
Descend off Burke Ridge heading NNE to contour around the first minor summit on its eastern side. From there drop down some more passing between two small lakes before ascending a gully between the next minor summits. Head along the summit ridge (NNW). Before reaching the end drop off steeply on it's west side and then contour around to the north. Now heading in a NNE direction follow the divide (low point of 1100m) and then start to ascend Widgeon. A cliff band half way up is bypassed to the left (west) side. Steep in areas, the route is straightforward to the summit of 1435m.
Best done on snow to eliminate bush. Good route finding skills an asset. Over 2000m elevation gain cumulative. A bike would be good on the road up from the Gun Club.
|Harper Road gate / park entrance
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|Side road junction #1 (to Lakeview Trail)
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|Side road junction #2 (to Powerline Trail)
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|Side road junction #3 (to South Slope Trail)
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|Junction with Gunner's Trail
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|Junction with Village-Lake Trail
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|Start of Burke Ridge Trail
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|Ted Kay Lake
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|Junction with Sterling Trail
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|Junction with to Dennett Lake Connector Trail
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