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Individual Trail

Sunshine Coast / Saltery Bay

1 min driving from Saltery Bay, BC

The Powell River region is home to many beautiful adventures. The Sunshine Coast Trail is one such adventure. You will encounter stellar views, pristine lakes and wilderness, and hiking that just can’t be beaten.

This trail is entirely the journey can be up to 180 km from start to finish. It boasts varying difficulty levels from comfortable spots to more challenging areas as well. Experienced hikers should have no problem completing this hike, but if it is your first time it is highly recommended that you get maps and any information you can from the Visitor Information Centre at 4690 Marine Avenue in Powell River. You can also call them at (604) 485-4701 or their toll-free number at 1-877-817-8669.

This incredible journey starts at the Ocean and will take you into the Alpine meadows and lakes of the region. There is plenty of spots to rest some of which include campsites, cabins, and access to Bed and Breakfasts along the trail. To make the complete path, it will take you approximately ten days so make sure to pack all survival necessities. There is also ample opportunity to make smaller trips of it. There are many access points to the trail so one can do a day trip or a couple of overnight trips if so desired. There Is also a section that is wheelchair accessible which is fantastic news. It is a one of a kind experience!

These are great resources to plan your trip https://sunshinecoast-trail.com/plan-your-hike/

Basics
  • 1 min from Saltery Bay, BC
  • Linear
  • 140.00 km (one-way)
  • 46.7 hours solo one-way
  • 93.3 hours solo | 121.3 hours group round-trip
  • 7,005 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty
Features
  • GPS Map available.

Duration Class:Multi-Day
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:Unrated
Dogs:Unknown
Children:Unrated
Cell Service:Unknown
First Listed:2018-May-20
Last Updated:2018-May-20
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.

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Duration One-Way (solo):2800 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):5600 min
Trailhead GPS:49.783022000,-124.178620000
Trailend GPS:50.060867000,-124.840532000
Distance:140.00 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:25 meters
Elevation at End:22 meters
Elevation Minimum:1 meters
Elevation Maximum:1,301 meters
Elevation Gain:7,005 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-7,022 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:8.30% (one-way)
Slope Down:-7.80% (one-way)
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