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Just up the road from Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano River Regional Park features a 2.6 kilometre (1.6 mile) trail that winds through the canyon, passing streams and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It only gains about 100 metres (329 feet) in elevation, so this trail is open to hikers of most fitness levels. It starts and ends at Cleveland Dam, which provides great scenery on both ends of the hike. The trail also passes through the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, a free attraction offering an up-close look at the migrating salmon in the river (8 am – dusk). The loop trail takes roughly 1 hour to complete.