Hiking trail; Views
HIGHLIGHTS: Panoramic views of Sechelt Inlet and the Strait of Georgia from the summit. An ancient yellow cedar stump, aged at 1736 years is in the area.
Take Hwy 101, 11km north of Sechelt. At the bottom of the long downhill stretch just before Halfmoon Bay, turn right onto Trout Lake Road. Proceed up this logging road and at the main junction at kilometer 12, keep right. After approximately 3km, you’ll pass a spur road on the left, which leads to Lyon Lake. Pass this turn off and continue a few more meters to the steep spur on the right, which leads to Caren Peak. This spur is passable with four wheel drive. The steep spur flattens out after 100m and proceeds to the east side of the Caren Range. From the end of the spur, take a skid road off to the left that leads through a clear-cut to the summit.
TERRAIN: A summit trail to the highest point of the Caren Range and the Sechelt Peninsula at 1259m (4130ft.)
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Posted By: Becs
- Wed May 18 19:21:32 UTC 2016
UpsideGreat views of Georgia strait, sechelt, nice hike up about 30 minutes as mentioned. Also very pristine, I'm writing this in May 2016 and it looks to me like no one had been up here in many years. The directions to the trail head are good, it's easy to get to, just drive up the halfmoonbay service rd leading into Spipiyus provincial park, there will be a small sign when you enter the park, shortly after you will see the left spur to the lake and closely after the right spur up the Caren trail head. DownsideNot a winter trail! Even in May the logging spur leading to the trail head has half a foot of snow in the steap section of the spur. Keep with 4x4 made it tho. For the hike its self, At the end of the logging spur, you will clearly see the trail that leads to the sumit. Because no one has been up there in quite some time the trail is very unclear on the way down. (Be careful not to get lost like I did). Past the 10km mark the road is quite bumpy with triangle rocks, and many pot holes. CommentAll in all its a beautiful area, that i will visit again. I intend to better mark the trail for future hikers, as I felt that was really lacking.
Posted By: vibram cowboy
- Tue Dec 17 17:06:04 UTC 2002
Upsidesteep enough to get a workout great views from summit inside Spipiyus Park Downsidened good tires to travel over sharp rock road surface lookout for numerous water bars go well prepared to route find, no markings Commentpick a good day for this nice short hike
Posted By: hmb
- Tue Dec 18 07:44:07 UTC 2001
Commentnot a winter trail In the winter you need a significant 4x4 to get beyond 5-6 km from Hwy 101. Even then you'll be skiing soon.
The directions don't mention that you turn left off Trout Lake Rd. onto the Halfmoon Bay-Carlson FSR just after you go under the power line at about 3km from Hwy 101. (Trout Lake Rd. curves to the right, the FSR goes straight ahead)