Hiking trail; Mountain biking trail; Views; Fishing; Picnic Facilities; Camping area (tent & trailer)
HIGHLIGHTS: This new five-star trail links two of the major recreational sites of the Sunshine Coast. The trail traverses the saddle between the two lakes. At the height of land, rocky bluffs affords spectacular views of Ruby Lake and the Sechelt Peninsula – a perfect spot for observation and a picnic. Most of the trail is through conifer plantations, however the Klein Lake ends along old logging roads beneath an alder-conifer canopy.
Can be accessed from either end. From Hwy 101, park at Dan Bosch Park, which is 600m north of the Ruby Lake Resort at the north end of the Sunshine Coast. Enter the trail 50m along the highway south of Dan Bosch Park. The trail begins as an old logging road, which has been deactivated with deep water bars (do not attempt to drive,) and leads into the newly constructed trail section.
Access from the north end is gained by driving 1.8km along Egmont Road from its junction with Hwy 101. Turn right onto North Lake Forest Service Road, staying right at the first junction after 1.4km and proceed to Klein Lake at 3.3km. Campsites and parking are available here, but it is also possible to stay on the main road and drive in for a further 1.5km to a fork in the road. Here you will be confronted by some large rocks in the middle of the road.
TERRAIN: The trail grade is mainly downhill when travelling from Klein Lake to Ruby Lake, and when commencing at Ruby Lake you are confronted by a fairly steep grade up to the saddle. Note: The driving distance between the two ends of the trail is 12km.
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