No water source but so beautiful at the top. Pretty impossible to get lost. Beers at the lake were well deserved. Day 1: start to Cyote lake. SUPER long day with lots of elevation but made it to Tin Hat in time for sunset. Side trail from the hut down to a creek for water access. Attracting hikers from around the world, this epic hiking trail now boasts 14 huts with one more planned next year, making it Canada’s Longest Hut-To-Hut Hiking Trail – and the only free one. Day 2: Cyote - Elk Lake. 226 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. The real trail is a dirt path in the forest, if you’re not in the forest and on gravel (like we were), keep looking. We camped at the first spot you come to at the lake, with the picnic table and elevated view of lake. Lots of tent sites here next to the hut. Only shared the hut with another couple. From Appleton Creek to Plummer’s Creek. Day 1. Very cold and hailed on our way there. We were ecstatic to find water at that point. Rough downhill section into PR Sunshine Coast Trail Maps Experience one of the world’s top 50 hiking and wilderness trails! Goat's Eye Mountain is the first stop on the Sunshine gondola. Now you can make donations to PRPAWS or pay your PRPAWS membership dues using PayPal: All website content © 2020 Powell River Parks & Wilderness Society (PAWS)  |  WordPress theme by. Especially when you are camping just meters from the hut or sleeping upstairs. Lots of berries and bear scat but no encounters. Weird floating ghost tree at KM 154.5. Be warned! Originally we were planning to stop at Confederation lake for the night, but we made it there around noon and decided to keep going. Just did the tin hat hut trail. Sunshine Coast Trails - a compilation of all of the areas trail descriptions and maps. Camped with 2 other people. Snowcapped mountains. Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Sunshine Coast. Powell River. Explore the Sunshine Coast with our interactive maps and downloadable PDF map. 6k day meant at the campsite by 12pm, stunner day for a ‘lake day’ relaxing on the dock and swimming. Bliss. We made it to Rieveley Pond and decided to pitch a tent as there were hornets in the open hut area. We set up our tent in the loft of the open huts to avoid the mice after the first night. Highly recommend any portion or all of this system for an outdoor adventure for one day or several multi days!! A step-by-step description of the entire trail can be found in Eagle Walz’s Sunshine Coast Trail guidebook, as well as trailhead directions and elevation breakdown. MAP OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ALE TRAIL. Passed some great humans trimming the track back when we came off the first hill... thanks for your hard work! 4 days 3 nights on the SCT. 3 hours up to Manzanita. Couldn’t have got it better! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Another sweltering day in the low 30º, once again had to ration water as we were so thirsty. June 10 - Descent from Walt Hill is very steep and slippery. ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS. This is the best outdoor adventure vacation value in North America! June 11 - Could not find the campsite at Elephant Lake. Beautiful here! We worked with Sunshine-Coast-Trails.com to bring you the definitive trail guide app for your Android device. June 9 - Tons of bear scat today, very fresh, but no encounters. Beautiful new composting toilet. Last reliable water source is the lake (Lewis) . The climb up to Walt Hill is extremely steep but views are amazing. Lots of water in the rain barrels at the Troubridge Hilton past the peak. Have the appetizer ceaser! The Maps. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of April and May. I would say the climb to Confederation and Tin Hat were the most challenging on the whole trail as we still had quite a bit of food in the packs and had not really got our legs yet. We had spent the day travelling from Vancouver, so we were not able to get onto the trail until 4pm. Tons of mice here! Mice in the hut. From Powell River to the summit of Scout Mountain to Little Sliammon Lake. Look to your left and there is a trail that will take you to a bit better of a tent clearing. Trail after Fiddlehead Farm is very overgrown and we were pushing through dense brush for half the day. Click here for more information. On the second day we hiked about 18-20km into Appleton Creek, where there was plenty of room for our group. We did 3km in 3 hours downhill which is what the markers say but trust me you are doing more like 6-8km in switchbacks and round abouts. Serious wasp nest at 84.5, 100% sting rate, always been my favourite. Maleny Trail. We waded and washed off but it would also be good for swimming. Stopped for dinner at Shingle Mill Pub (few vegetarian options, no vegan options). Stop at Litttle Sliammon Lake - Would be nice for a quick swim or to camp here. Summited Tin Hat in the morning. Accidentally took a wrong turn with an overgrown old trail that lead to a dead end. It was undercooked and weird (there were bean sprouts on it). Comments I began this site as a labour of love and in response to what I believed was a need to have one comprehensive website with detailed information about all trails on the Sunshine Coast. It was scenic and once off the mountain we pulled off the trail and had s, Hiked this trail from June 2-June 12, 2 people Sarah Point to Powell River, 2 people from Powell River to Saltery Bay. Length: 112 miles Expected Completion Time: 10 days Location: Powell River, British Columbia Trail Type: Shuttle (end-to-end) Huts and Shelters: 14 Overall Elevation Gain: 22,812 feet High Point: 4,232 feet Scenery: Old-growth and second-growth forest. Arohanui, Hiked from Bliss Portage to Shinglemill Pub at the beginning of June Sunshine Coast Trails Strategy. Probably not as nice of a trail, very rocky, poles were helpful to avoid twisting an ankle. In total: we did 73.30km, 12:57moving time and 3,164m in elevation. The views can be limited, but lots of warm lakes for swimming in, beautiful old growth forest, adorable towns and friendly community in the area, and a real feeling of peace and solitude. Less exciting trail, but we were excited by the prospect of a bag of chips waiting for us in the car. Spanning across over 180km, it’s the longest hut-to-hut hiking trail in Canada. Huts are amazing and some great camping spots. 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