Hiking trail; Views; Trail is maintained by BC Forest Service Recreation Program
HIGHLIGHTS: A scattered grove of old growth Douglas Fir among second growth forest. The ‘Halfmoon Fir” is believed to be the biggest existing tree on the Sunshine Coast proper (Gambier Island has a bigger one.) Its dimensions are 2.5m diameter, 8m circumference, and 65m tall. (8’3’’, 26 ‘, 215’ respectively.) The forest has a lush growth of ferns, mosses, and mushrooms.
ACCESS: Rough two-wheel drive. 9km north of Sechelt on Hwy 101, and 400m before Trout Lake, take the Halfmoon – Carlson Forest Service Road, which leaves the highway at a small rock quarry on your right. Proceed exactly 2.8 km. On the main logging road, ignoring spurs to the left and right. A skid trail leaves the road on your right. Park at a wide spot immediately beyond the trail. The trail meanders for 600-700m through second growth forest. Then take a rutted skid road that climbs off to the left. In 200m you will see a very large Douglas Fir on your right and off to the left the Big Tree.
TERRAIN: Wheelchair accessible
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Posted By: SweetJesus
- Wed Dec 29 02:47:11 UTC 2004
UpsideWell maintained and easy trail. Lots of interesting old growth trees to see along the way. Facilities have a washroom halfway down the trail. A pic-nic table has been placed near both trees where you can dine under them! DownsideRoad is very rough from the entrance of the highway - but gets better as you go in. Logging trucks run on this road which can be very dangerous. CommentWe saw fresh bear markings on some trees on the path - please be careful. We visited the site on Dec 28th - after a long rain storm. The road was passable in our Toyota Matrix - but very challenging. Its a great little hike - we'll be back!
Posted By: hmb
- Tue Dec 18 07:56:30 UTC 2001
Commenttrail is now "easy" not "average" The Forestry Service has made this a very easy wheelchair access trail. There is a parking lot at the trail head, although the drive to it still is a slightly rough road.