52 Weeks of Trails - Week 3 - Inland Lake
In case you missed it, each week on the blog we're introducing our challenge to you for 2014-- 52 Weeks of Trails. Each week we'll blog about a trail (hike, bike, snowshoe, and paddle!) and we hope you enjoy and share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram using #52weeksoftrails. Happy Trails!
Week #3- Inland Lake – Located 12 kilometers north of Powell River, Inland Lake Provincial Park is ideal for hiking, camping (drive-in and walk-in sites available), as well as swimming, cycling, fishing, canoeing and boating. What makes Inland Lake Park unqiue is the 13 km, one-of-a-kind trail, that loops around Inland Lake and is fully wheelchair-accessible. The circuit includes boardwalks, bridges, and a crushed limestone path. Allow about 2 hours walking to make the full loop. This loop makes for excellent trail running as well-- its very wide and relatively flat. Make sure to rest at the hand crafted park benches and picnic tables to capture the view and have a bite to eat. Over the course of the trail spot local First Nations Art and totem poles representing our proud Sliammon community. Follow the crushed limestone covered pathway along the waters edge and check out the surrounding wild life such as birds, squirrels and many frogs will greet you repeatedly throughout the journey. Cool off with a
swim in the lakes welcoming water.
· Directions to trailhead From the Visitors Centre, take a right onto Joyce Ave. Follow Joyce and take a left onto Manson, right on Cassiar St, and left again on Yukon Ave. Turn right on the Haywire Bay/Inland Lake intersection another 2 km and then turn left into the park.
· Map: Inland Lake Provincial Park (courtesy of BC Parks)
· Geocaches- there are 5 geocaches in the park. If geocaching is new for you, it’s a real-world treasure hunt, so don’t miss out on the fun.
· Biking is permitted along the 13km trail-- great for a nice leisurely cycle!
For more information regarding the park, including camping, boat launch, and hunting, please visit BC Parks website.
Share your hiking adventure with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using hashtag #52weeksoftrails