Why you should go

This abandoned orchard near the hut is one of the leftovers of Fiddlehead Farm.
This abandoned orchard near the hut is one of the leftovers of Fiddlehead Farm.

Fiddlehead Landing Hut is perched on the shore of Powell Lake, which is part of the famous 80-km-long Powell Forest Canoe Route. Trekking up the Fiddlehead Trail to Confederation Lake, and down Confederation Lake Trail to Inland Lake makes for a wonderful day hike. Fiddlehead Landing, located on the edge of what was once Fiddlehead Farm is one of the little-known gems of the SCT. This part of the trail is spectacular; though it takes a little more effort, it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss out on!

How to get here

Mossy trees and luscious green are features of the trail in this area.
Mossy trees and luscious green are features of the trail in this area.

Fiddlehead Landing Hut (N 50°00.377′, W 124°26.217′) is located on the south shore of Powell Lake across from Goat Island, about 600 m east of Dago Point. In 2012 PAWS partnered with the Rotary Club of Powell River and built this hut. It is snuggled into a fairly steep hillside and looks out over the lake.

The fastest way to get to this hut is via boat. Justin Behan offers a taxi service from Powell Lake Marina and will transport you and your party directly to Fiddlehead Landing. He can also pick you up from there (604-483-6527). It’s a wonderful way to experience the vast lake on your way to the lakeside destination. From there you can access the Fiddlehead and Tin Hat Mountain trail sections (as well as the huts at Confederation Lake and Tin Hat Mountain) of the Sunshine Coast Trail.

See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.

About the Sponsor:

6FiddleheadEdie Rae’s Cafe is the passport sponsor of the Fiddlehead Landing Hut. Located in the Old Courthouse Inn in Powell River’s Historical Townsite, it’s a great spot to fuel up pre- or post- hike. Be sure to stop in at this friendly café (6243 Walnut Street) to get your unique Fiddlehead Landing Hut passport stamp once you have your photo in hand! To find out more about Edie Rae’s, click here.