Prospect Point 19k

Prospect Point is Vancouver's northernmost point and the destination of Stanley Park's highest climbs.

Prospect Point 19k map

Prospect Point is Vancouver’s northernmost point and with its views of the North Shore (and its public washrooms) is the destination of Stanley Park’s highest climbs.

From Second Beach, the two main trail arteries leading to Prospect Point are Rawlings Trail and Bridle Trail. Both trails are wide, shared-use pathways comprised mainly of well-travelled crushed gravel. Rawlings roughly parallels Stanley Park Drive for about two kilometres before cutting away eastward to merge with Bridle Trail, which cuts a more direct and sometimes steeper path to the Point, roughly parallel to the Stanley Park Causeway. The total distance of the Rawlings route to the Prospect Point concession from Second Beach pool is about 3.1 kilometres, compared with Bridle at 2.5 kilometres.

This 19k route from the Cambie Running Room (with a 2k add-on) follows Rawlings up and Bridle back to give you a taste of both options.

Turn-by-Turn Directions:
WEST on 7th — RIGHT at Laurel to overpass to Charleson Park —LEFT on False Creek Seawall —pass Granville Island — LEFT on 1st Ave — RIGHT on west side of Burrard and cross Burrard Bridge — continue off bridge onto Pacific which merges with Beach — DROP DOWN to English Bay Beach — RIGHT at the Inukshuk — go around Second Beach Pool clockwise and take path just before concession across Stanley Park Drive into the trails — LEFT on Rawlings — LEFT on Bridle — RIGHT on Prospect Point trail just before the road — cross road to Prospect Point concession — turn around follow Prospect Point trail back to Bridle — LEFT on Bridle — follow Bridle back to Second Beach and run counter-clockwise around Second Beach Pool — follow Seawall path back to the Cambie Bridge — take the spiral concrete ramp up to the east bridge deck and cross Cambie Bridge back to 7th Ave

For the 21k Option: continue around Science World back to Cambie Bridge where you can either take the Cambie Stairmaster up to the bridge deck and back to 7th Ave or turn LEFT on Spyglass back to 7th Ave

Run down memory lane with the 16k version of the Prospect Point route we used to do from the old Broadway Running Room.

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