Scenic hike to the summit of Mt. Sykes. Mountain boasts 360 degree panoramic views of Birchy Lake, Sheffield Lake and surrounding area. The rocky and barren summit holds numerous small wooded gulleys and a very small and picturesque pond.
Take access road to Sheffield Lake (usually marked by a Canadian Flag). Continue in road and take right fork 1.5 km in. Continue down this road until you reach a private bridge. Park there. Walk along the lakeside road for approx. 30-35 minutes. You will be looking for a trail on your right marked with blue and pink ribbon. If you come to the cabin area on the main road, you have gone too far. Hike up the gradual incline for a couple km, following the much clearer road (one gradual right turn is needed as the straight option is grown over). You will pass several small woods roads on your right but continue until you pass a old rusted barrel and truck, take the obvious left. Continue passed the short bus, until you see skidoo trail to your right, I have bent the top of a small spruce pointing the direction, you will be looking straight up at the mountain then. There is a little bush-wacking to break out onto the rock, but nothing too serious. I have done my best to clear it out a little better my last trip. I would suggest a smartphone with goolemaps on it, to easily navigate as you get closer to the mountain (the is no service down closer to the lake).
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