Murrin Park Loop Trail

D'Arcy McLeish
D'Arcy McLeish

Located 9km south of Squamish on Highway 99, Murrin Provincial Park is a playground for climbers, picnickers and hikers alike. There is a lake here, right near the entrance and parking area of the park that is a favourite for locals looking to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

There are two main trails in Murrin. The first is Browning Lake Trail, which winds its way around Browning Lake and the forest and crags closest to the lake. 

The second trail is the Murrin Park Loop Trail. From the parking lot, follow the trail towards Browning Lake. Pass the beach areas then leave the lakeside and hike up a trail into the woods before descending to arrive at a junction. Go right and follow the loop in a counter clockwise direction. The trail climbs along dirt and then up wooden steps under large rock overhangs. Not far up, the trail reaches the viewpoint junction. Follow the trail out of the forest and up onto the rock, arriving at a wooden bench. Continue past the bench to the end of the rocky bluff where a spectacular view of Howe Sound awaits. Return to the junction and continue around the Loop Trail as it descends through the forest, passing climbing areas. Cross a small wooden bridge, and descend to arrive at a second viewpoint before passing climbing areas to your left. The trail reaches another junction. Go left at the junction and walk through the forest, past the junction where you started the loop, over the small hill and back down to the lake trail.

Getting There

Drive 9km south from the Adventure Centre on Highway 99. Murrin Park is immediately next to the highway on the right side. In high season the car park fills up quickly so go early to get a spot.

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On warm, sunny days the parking lot can fill up, arrive early to ensure a spot.

Please be considerate of climbers nearby who need to communicate with each other, keep the noise down while passing nearby crags.

Trails and parking lots are not maintained in the winter. Day Use gates may be closed after snowfall.

Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Area: Other
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Distance: 1.8 - 2.4 km
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