Just did the tin hat hut trail. There is a puddle in a rock a little higher than the cabin at Tin Hut if you are desperate. We did Sarah Point to Shingle Mill in 2 nights and 3 days; then overnight in Powell River Wellington Campground; then 137km to Saltery Bay in 2 nights and 3 days and overnight in Sea Breeze Campground and a rest day for laundry and resupply (and it was raining so was perfect); then we did the final phase of Shingle Mill to 135km on Dixon Road (we skipped the 2km at the dam with the warning signs). The Sunshine Coast Trail traverses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. This was hands down THE most well marked trail I have ever been one. Slept with the tent open to the starts. Climb to Confederation Lake was challenging and took longer than expected, budget twice the time with a heavy pack. Lots of berries and bear scat but no encounters. June 10 - Descent from Walt Hill is very steep and slippery. There is a hut about a km before, but we opted to skip it. Markers for KM 86 and KM 87 are missing. Lunchtime swim @ Confederation Great site here. **Click here for our FEATURED TRAIL DESCRIPTION AND MAP of the Walt Hill Trail**. Sunshine Coast Trails Strategy. Markers for KM 86 and KM 87 are missing. The guidebook (available at MEC) was a lifesaver. The 180 kilometre Sunshine Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada is an amazing back country adventure that stretches from Sarah Point located in Desolation Sound all the way to Saltery Bay. Terrain: Moderate to strenuous. 10 reviews. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Navi… Summited Tin Hat in the morning. W hen it comes to climate and geography, Washington State is a study in contrasts. Aug 11 2019. Spanning across over 180km, it’s the longest hut-to-hut hiking trail in Canada. Camped with 5 other people. The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre back country hiking experience that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. 4 days 3 nights on the SCT. Explore pathways in your local area with the Sunshine Coast Active Travel Maps, designed to help you walk, ride or catch the bus from Peregian Springs through to Pelican Waters. Beautiful up there. It was undercooked and weird (there were bean sprouts on it). At Banff Sunshine Village, our three mountains offer skiers and snowboarders more than 3,500 acres to play on. Probably would have preferred to stay here as opposed to Rieveley Pond as there were no hornets and wasps and the area was quite secluded. Located in the Powell River area, its Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail, stretching over 180km of beautiful landscapes, from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. No water in the rain barrel. You can check out the full route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/3928265288, 4 Days on the Sunshine Coast Trail, beginning at Lang Bag & ending at Inland Lake Campground. 20.3km 3h32 moving time. Hiked down the southern route that avoids Lewis Lake to cut off a couple km's. We did not stay in the cabin here as there were already 6 people occupying it and they didn’t really make us feel very welcome. Arohanui, Hiked from Bliss Portage to Shinglemill Pub at the beginning of June Last reliable water source is the lake (Lewis) . In 1992 a small group of people founded the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PAWS) and started building hiking trails that linked the remaining stands of old growth forests in the region’s front country. A map of the Sunshine Coast Trail can be picked up at the Powell River Visitor Information Centre. Hit up Shingle Mill for some tasty food and drink afterward. Stayed the night at Haywire Bay Regional Park campground ($25/night, hot showers for loonies). If time is a factor go the other shorter more direct route. Great hut, quite busy, most people were camping. I forgot to turn my recording on the way up and about 15minutes on the way down. Stopped for dinner at Shingle Mill Pub (few vegetarian options, no vegan options). We are always looking for people to come and help out with trail maintenance, building projects, and for people who are interested in behind-the-scenes work like marketing, publicity and organizing events. 4 others slept outside cowboy camping on the old hut floor and the other 5 of us stayed in the hut. We camped outside the hut this night and the wind picked up badly. The lake was cold but one of us jumped in anyway. Sunshine Coast Trail is a 152.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Powell River A, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Valentine Mountain. 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. So be sure to fill up early. I have created a paper map and two booklets: Sunshine Coast Trail Map - a 17" X 22" water-resistant map of all the trails on the Sunshine Coast. Dakota Ridge Map; Tetrahedron Provincial Park Map About 4.5 hours, Hiked this trail from July 19- 27 and finished in 8 ½ days. From Powell River to the summit of Scout Mountain to Little Sliammon Lake. Lakes and creeks. Sunshine Coast. Download the Overview Map of Sunshine Coast > Recreation Maps. The actual trail is really well marked. 14.8km, 2h15 moving time (but with many breaks, it seems our pace was getting slower and slower even as our packs got lighter...) The climb up to Walt Hill is extremely steep but views are amazing. Get water just after Wednesday lake as no water at Manzanita The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Huts dot the trail at stunning locations and make for a diverse day hike, or a secure overnight experience. You can swim here as well, but it’s a bit cold. Cabin is well maintained and clean. No water source but so beautiful at the top. Day 3: Rieveley Pond —> Shinglemill Pub (16km) 6hrs of hiking. These trails range from wide, accessible paths through established provincial park to narrow single track winding through active, working forests. The Maleny Trail. Lots of berries and bear scat but no encounters. Sunshine Coast Trail Maps Experience one of the world’s top 50 hiking and wilderness trails! Stayed at Rieveley Pond Hut. Click here for more information. Thankfully there was a sign by Walt Hill hut for a water source where we were able to fill up. 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. We worked with Sunshine-Coast-Trails.com to bring you the definitive trail guide app for your Android device. It was the one morning that I really wished I had brought my gloves. Other notes. Hopped in the car, headed into town for a fresh meal, then headed back to Inland lake to pick up the other car and went for a refreshing bit in the lake. We also did Elk Lake Loop which was a bonus while at Elk Lake Hut. There were a few times when you'd be walking in the 'forest', but on either side of you it would be clear cut. Working with the public and local stakeholders, the purpose of this trail strategy is to guide the planning, development and management of a sustainable trail network on the Lower Sunshine Coast’s Crown Land. The first day (16km) was a bit of a slog, especially weighed down with our packs - we were a group of mixed abilities, but were all pleading to the hiking gods and struggling by the end, due to a fair bit of steady elevation gain. Well worth the cost for sure!! Ran into nobody else. Plummer Creek hike/ride to Lund. The stream is dry at KM 86.7. In total: we did 73.30km, 12:57moving time and 3,164m in elevation. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Take the scenic Lewis lake road to get there. Ben Bennett Botanic Park. Sunday, July 21 – Pushed on from Rieveley Pond and found a very cute little campsite just about 2km past the hut. Section maps are available on the Sunshine Coast Trail website here. The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre back country hiking experience that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. The trail went through many clear cuts today through a "buffer corridor" of trees just around the trail, and climbed very steeply to Elk Lake where we spent the night. **Please be aware that this app covers the Sunshine Coast (South) of British Columbia, Canada, NOT the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. June 6 - Many snakes at Inland Lake, skipped the hut there. Weird floating ghost tree at KM 154.5. We had spent the day travelling from Vancouver, so we were not able to get onto the trail until 4pm. Oh what a day, those views wow! #148 of 229 Outdoor Activities in Sunshine Coast. Maleny Trail. Saw a very large toad just before the rainy day lake junction, and lots of frogs on this section of trail. Loved it!!! June 5 - Canoe stashed at Little Sliammon Lake. Skip Fiddlehead to save time. Lots of water in the rain barrels at the Troubridge Hilton past the peak. The pond was ok for a wash but not sue if I would swim in it. Blazes were far apart in this section and the trail sometimes hard to find. Beautiful section through thick green forest. The huts and pit toilets were very well maintained and wonderful to use. Explore the Sunshine Coast with our interactive maps and downloadable PDF map. Had a tough time finding a suitable tree for a bear hang due to the type of forest. Lots of water in the rain barrel at Walt Hill Hut where we stayed. You will need layers here. Monday, July 22 - Climb to Confederation Lake was challenging and was a slog. The Sunshine Coast Trail is a colossal, local, grass-roots achievement that took decades to grow from dream to reality. For information on upcoming opportunities and events, visit our Volunteer With Us page. Detour plan to Savoury Island. Didn't run into anybody else this day. Picked us up on time and took us basically right to the trailhead (we had to walk downhill about 100m). Look to your left and there is a trail that will take you to a bit better of a tent clearing. AKA: SSC Aug. 13, 2019. 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. Rough downhill section into PR Beautiful here! The km on the south trail direction after Tin Man Hut are measured by GPS point to point if you go long way down to Lewis Lake. When to Go: The coast is mostly mild, although it can reach 32F (OC) in the winter and 90F (30C) in the summer. The compostable toilet however was foul. Couldn’t have got it better! Tuesday, July 23 – We did not detour to fiddlehead landing and kept on to Tin Hat. Detailed day-by-day: Sunshine Coast mountain bike trail map. Recommend everyone to do this hike! Day 1: Bliss portage —> Manzanita Bluff (8km) Got Sunshine Coast shuttle to pick us up at Shinglemill pub (left car there) then got dropped off at km 8.0 of SCT. Saturday, July 20 – We started about 8am and hike through Manzanita and towards Rieveley Pond. We only met one other group through-hiking the entire trail and didn't run into many people overall. It took about 3 hours from Inland Lake. Sunshine Coast Map | Download PDF Sunshine Coast Family Fun | Download PDF Foodies Paradise ... PDF Nature and Wildlife, Sunshine Coast | Download PDF Sunshine Coast Discovery | Download PDF Blackall Range Guide, Sunshine Coast | Download PDF Maleny Trail Map | Download PDF . Aug. 12, 2019. Bliss. Blackwater Creek Trail. 6k day meant at the campsite by 12pm, stunner day for a ‘lake day’ relaxing on the dock and swimming. Wednesday, July 24 – We took the longer route down the back side of the mountain here and not the road. Good water at the pond and another great hut … Halfway through. It provides hikers with the opportunity to experience Powell River’s breathtaking back country with its rich fauna and flora. With year round riding and a labyrinth of trail systems, it's become a must-ride destination. For hiking guides, trip planning, maps, and more, visit sunshinecoast-trail.com. There were beautiful lookouts along the way, and a lovely hut. Willingdon Beach Trail. There is cell service at the Walt Hilton. June 8 - Took the shorter, less scenic route down the logging route instead of looping out to Lewis Lake. Discover a new way to get to the beach or find a bike park for the kids using these comprehensive maps. While there is a somewhat common perception that it rains all the time in Washington, Seattle actually ranks 44th among major U.S. cities, getting less rainfall annually than Boston, New York, Houston and Miami. Sunshine Coast Trails - a compilation of all of the areas trail descriptions and maps. Had to throw our packs over a few large trees and climb over. 27.4km 4h45 moving time. The ascent to Elk lake wasn't bad but made harder by tired legs and sore feet. The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) was conceived in 1992 when a handful of outdoor enthusiasts realized the amount of accessible old growth on the Upper Sunshine Coast was vanishing. It's probably the most beautiful low altitude trek I've ever done. Stop at Litttle Sliammon Lake - Would be nice for a quick swim or to camp here. Walking and cycling maps. Can’t wait to go back and explore another section. 3 hours up to Manzanita. Lots of bugs in August. Have you hiked any of the Sunshine Coast Trail yet? Powell River. Research where you want to come from theirs multiple approaches. Mountain Bike Trail Maps Sunshine Coast Trail Map Gibsons & Area Cycling Map Powell Forest Canoe Route Sechelt Inlet Marine Park Map; Winter Recreation Maps. Huge thanks to PR Paws and Bomb squad for all their volunteer man hours and labor and constant maintenance of this beautiful and unique trail system. We set up our tent in the loft of the open huts to avoid the mice after the first night. Day 1: Dropped a car off in Lang Bay (on Goat Lake Mainline Rd). 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. We did put our bear cans inside at night and the cabin seemed to be nice. For camping know your bear hang and for huts beware of mice and use the knobs and hooks to hang all your gear and food bags and backpack. 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. good change in scenary, awesome huts. Took the hiking trail instead of ATV track to Elk, slightly overgrown and we named it bear corridor (no bears sighted, just lots of poo) Cycling routes and bike maps in and around. The Maps. From Appleton Creek to Plummer’s Creek. Road is very rocky and we slipped a lot on the way down. There are even three to five day treks with overnight camps, such as the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. It was right on the lake where we could have a swim and do a bit of laundry. Sunshine Coast Trail Maps The Sunshine Coast Trail is huge! Beautiful new composting toilet. Accidentally took a wrong turn with an overgrown old trail that lead to a dead end. Ran into day hikers as we got close to PR. Friday July 19 – We hired Jesse from Sunshine Coast Shuttle to drive us to the trailhead. Another sweltering day in the low 30º, once again had to ration water as we were so thirsty. Many snakes around the pond, not good for swimming. Stayed the night at Confederation Lake (enclosed cabin). Originally we were planning to stop at Confederation lake for the night, but we made it there around noon and decided to keep going. This trail is gorgeous. sunshine coast activity log | embed map of Sunshine Coast mountain bike trails | sunshine coast mountain biking points of interest subscribe add to favorites 3d map donate to earn trail karma! The bay just before the hut was lovely for a snack and swimming. 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. Coyote Lake is at a lower elevation than the trail down a side trail and adds distance and elevation gain to get water. Especially when you are camping just meters from the hut or sleeping upstairs. Donations are always welcomed and go towards the maintenance and enhancement of the Sunshine Coast Trail. Backcountry BC is a group of like-minded individuals whose aim is to protect access to the province's backcountry and advocate for new non-mechanized trails by lobbying government recreation activities and for preserving our wilderness areas. Saw 3 elk in clear cuts. Right near a river so good water source. Much easier in comparison to the first day and good water access. The walking tracks that are part of Adventure Sunshine Coast offer a variety of experiences from short leisurely strolls suitable for the whole family, to more strenuous medium to longer distance trails. We did this trail in 3 sections 12 nights - as we had about 2 weeks available time. After lunch we pushed on to Tony’s Point where there were spots for about 3 tents, and we were alone. The huts were really nice, we did also bring a tent as a backup and ended up using it at Elk Lake for the bugs as it wasn't fully winterized. Huts are amazing and some great camping spots. There was a stream at 86.7 that had some water, and this was the last water source before the summit, so we loaded here. There aren’t bear boxes at the campsites, so make sure to bring something to make a cache. Detailed maps of each trail section can be found in Eagle Walz’s Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook . Check out these maps to get a detailed view of all of the areas that make up this amazing region in Canada. Day 2. On the second day we hiked about 18-20km into Appleton Creek, where there was plenty of room for our group. 226 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. Day 1. New! Skipped Rainy Day and went the Fairview Route. Easy hike, all downhill back to the car. Day 2: Tin Hat hut to Elk Lake hut. Hut has a pellet stove with a loft sleeping area that can comfortably fit 8-10 people. Lots of bugs near the pond. Beware that you'll go over another large hill after summiting Troubridge. Lots of challenging uphill and downhill, exposed roots and rocks, and dense forest. It is dog and child friendly trail. Lots of dense bush and bear scat but no encounters. 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. How many days or hours to finish the trail? Took us about 5 hours. No water source here, pack in your water. June 2 - Took the Lund Water Taxi to Sarah Point to camp our first night before starting the trail ($50 each with 5 people on the boat). VERY WELL MARKED! The trees have grown up since the guide book was published and the view isn't as panoramic as we had thought. Highly recommend any portion or all of this system for an outdoor adventure for one day or several multi days!! Easy 1.5 hour hike from Lois Lake to Golden Stanley Hut t KM 145. This map, created in 2012, accurately depicts the Sunshine Coast Trail, and the placement of the huts/camping spots along the trail. Aug. 14, 2019. Summers are the busiest, which means everything is open, whereas Spring and Fall may have limited hours. No permanent H20 at Tin Hat, but there is a puddle in the rock a little higher than the cabin, and a muddy puddle on the approach road if you are desperate. We made it to Rieveley Pond and decided to pitch a tent as there were hornets in the open hut area. Sunshine Coast really turned on the weather for us here! Goat's Eye Mountain. Beers at the lake were well deserved. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For camping know your bear hang and for huts beware of mice and use the knobs and hooks to hang all your gear and food bags and backpack. We did actually get a little backwards and didn't have intention of doing it but the views were well worth the extra loop!! An easy walk. The trail wasn’t busy and we had the first two campsites to ourselves, a real treat! We saw plenty of bear scat, but with such a large group didn’t come into contact with any. The region boasts approximately 844 identified trails covering over 1570 kilometers. Beautiful sections along rivers passing waterfalls. The sunshine coast trail from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay is Canada's longest hut to hut hiking trail. From Little Sliammon Lake to Appleton Creek Rec Site. Lots of blowdown and deadfall across the trail on the descent from Troubridge towards Saltery Bay. There are currently 14 huts along the route. June 11 - Could not find the campsite at Elephant Lake. I found it hard. Fun! Lots of berries to munch on and thankfully no bear encounters. Lois Lake has a beautiful beach at the canoe campsite where we hung out for 2 hours. Ran into some enthousiastic trail volunteers who had built the huts. Day 4: Walt Hill hut to Lang Bay (Goat Lake Mainline Rd). Click here for a larger version. Sunshine Coast Hikes and Bikes - some of my favourite routes. Huge thanks to PR Paws and Bomb squad for all their volunteer man hours and labor and constant maintenance of this beautiful and unique trail system. Day 2: Manzanita Bluff —> Rieveley Pond (17km) 6hrs of hiking. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of April and May. 6.7km return. A really nice hut, they even had a crib board! As others have said, access to water on that stretch is limited, so make sure to fill up at the lake about 4Km before the hut at Manzanita. My fellow hikers had salads which were fresh, and the zucchini sticks were not bad either. We purchased our copy at Tailwind Books in Sechelt. Too many people using it and not enough fluffing material. Serious wasp nest at 84.5, 100% sting rate, always been my favourite. 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. We were ecstatic to find water at that point. This is the best outdoor adventure vacation value in North America! It is available in paper format at Tourism Powell River. A grand vision that reached its culmination with the creation of 14 handcrafted backcountry huts, linking each section together. Day 2: Cyote - Elk Lake. Yes, they drank my whisky. We had a vehicle and parked at our exit points from the trail; we hired Sunshine Coast Shuttle for their transfer services for the first 2 starting points and then just took a taxi for the 3rd section. Probably not as nice of a trail, very rocky, poles were helpful to avoid twisting an ankle. There were some wasps and hornets around when we arrived, but they settled down as the evening approached and the temperatures dropped. Including over 200 named trails. MAP OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ALE TRAIL. Everything else was in a bear can, and I would highly recommend bear cans on this trail as there is nowhere to cache and everyone seems to just hang their food bags in the hut and I don’t understand how that will deter a mouse or a bear or any other critter for that matter. Various areas for a bonfire but check the burn ban beforehand. be sure to join the fb page "sunshine coast trail" its super helpful for getting information from ppl that have or are hiking it. Goat's Eye Mountain is the first stop on the Sunshine gondola. Stayed in Manzanita Bluff Hut, amazing views. Looks like this hut might be a popular local hangout based on the lighter and leftovers. Trail Maps See Full Conditions. We hiked 12km to Wednesday Lake as it was just getting dark and set up camp. One other person camping on the beach around the bend, but we had the tent pads to ourselves. Ocean landscape. Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Sunshine Coast. ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS. Mice in the hut so beware. Day 3. The trail was one of the best marked I’ve experienced and very well maintained. Snowcapped mountains. Highly recommend any portion or all of this system for an outdoor adventure for one day or several multi days! It was ok, but if you can push on to Manzanita Hut, I would highly recommend it. If you do stay at Wednesday lake, hike just past the first clearing to the area where there is lake access and a bench on the rock. There’s another starting point a couple minutes from our ending point that has a bigger pull out area and the trail has a more obvious start. Tons of mice here! Passed some great humans trimming the track back when we came off the first hill... thanks for your hard work! June 12 - 30 minutes to summit Mt Troubridge from the hut this morning. About 5 hrs. Sunshine Coast Trail is a 94.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Powell River A, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is so well signposted/marked and in spic span condition. There were hornets nests on this stretch and my friend took 3 stings within the first 2 hours of hiking and again near the end of the day (they were quite bad). Pretty impossible to get lost. Side trail from the hut down to a creek for water access. We found it hard to get information on the trail to prep, so hoping that the below may help fellow thru hikers with a bit more information! Detailed day-by-day: The nicest views were from Tin Hat and Walt Hill. Hiked from Inland Lake to Tin Hat Hut. The last few km heading into Powell River were steep, and we definitely valued our poles. June 4 - Good water sources in this stretch. 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. Find the right bike route for you through Sunshine Coast, where we've got 94 cycle routes to explore. 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. Scared by a pheasant exploding out of the bushes at us protecting her chicks. Good spot to stop for a snack and water supply at the mouth of Elephant Creek (don't follow the signs that say "flood route", go the other way at the fork). Sunshine Coast trails is a complete guide to trails on the lower Sunshine Coast. Highly recommend if you are not hut to hut camping (we preferred to pitch a tent as it was more private). Maps are available here, and can be found in hard copy at Tourism Powell River on Joyce Avenue. SUPER long day with lots of elevation but made it to Tin Hat in time for sunset. 100's of trails for mountain bikers, hikers and others - all located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Camped with 2 other people. Beautiful log cabin up at Jocelyn Pond before the summit where we stayed. The Sunshine Coast is becoming recognized as one of the premier mountain biking regions in Canada. Have the appetizer ceaser! About 10 km. Day 4. Very cold and hailed on our way there. There’s pots and an outhouse (bring toilet paper). No water at KM 120 Blackwater Springs. They were all over our packs in the night and they also broke into our smell proof bag that I had a bottle of whisky in. It was a super hot day and it's quite exposed just on this part. The pond still had lots of water when we were there but apparently dries up by summer. Less exciting trail, but we were excited by the prospect of a bag of chips waiting for us in the car. The hike is absolutely stunning with many ups and downs in elevation and some real grinders. Trail after Fiddlehead Farm is very overgrown and we were pushing through dense brush for half the day. Do not have the beyond meat burger. 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. Lots of tent sites here next to the hut. Click here to return from the Halfmoon Bay trail map to the Sunshine Coast Trails Home page. Day 1: start to Cyote lake. Just completed the Sunshine Coast Trail. A marvellous time had by all six members of our crew. What are you waiting for? June 9 - Tons of bear scat today, very fresh, but no encounters. A great hike!! Inland Lake. Also a fair bit of bushwacking. Climbing 1,600 ft. in 1.5 miles, the Sunshine Trail is made more rigorous by the fact that logs are left in place across the trail to provide a real wilderness experience. Trails are plentiful and varied throughout the Sunshine Coast. 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