Route: Suncoaster Trail (BC, Canada)

Submitted by Jonathan van Geuns on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 02:06pm
British Columbia, CA
37 km
Vertical Gain
897 m

The Suncoaster Trail is one of the most popular point to point trails for hiking and mountain biking on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. "Phase One" of the Suncoaster Trail is a stretch of about 37 km between Earl's Cove and Halfmoon Bay. There's a parking lot at the trailhead located at the corner of Sunshine Coast Highway (Hwy 101) and Egmont Road. This trail currently terminates at the intersection of Hwy 101 and the Homesite Creek Forest Service Road near Halfmoon Bay.

"The Suncoaster Trail moves through rural communities and wilderness settings, the condition of the trail is often a reflection of its setting. The 37 kilometres of natural trail travels through old crown land forest roadways along a series of lakes and connects trails blazed through the brush with exit points near Sunshine Coast communities." (Sunshine Coast Regional District)

When running from North to South the trail starts with a steep ascent, after which you will accompany Klein Lake for a while on your right, switching to a gravel road. Seven kilometers into the trail you will be given a very scenic panorama view of Ruby Lake and surrounding mountains. Continuing down the trail you will almost reach the highway, but you will detour following the powerline. Now the trail parallels the Highway and some sections even require you to follow. After a bit of a climb, this next section of the trail mostly follows old forest service roads, is well signed and a bit remote. After several kilometres you will reach Homesite Forest Service Rd. This is the official end of phase one.

GPS Track