Why you should go
Inland Lake is a favourite day hiking/picnicking/swimming/biking/canoeing spot in Powell River. It is easily accessible, just a 20-minute drive from town, and the trail around the lake is completely flat and very beautiful. This is a great “first hut” visit for those just getting their feet wet on the Sunshine Coast Trail. It’s an easy hut to visit with small children — even those in strollers since the trail is wheelchair accessible.
How to get there
Inland Lake Park is located north of Powell River. Turn uphill on Duncan Street to Manson Avenue and then turn left at the stop sign. Follow Manson a little over 2 km to Cassiar, and turn right, driving around the northeast side of Cranberry Lake to Haslam. Turn right up Haslam, and at the top of the short hill turn left onto the gravel road for about 5 km. Turn right at the Haywire Bay/Inland Lake intersection for another 2 km, then turn left into the campsite parking lot.
Hike northward on the gravel trail that loops around the lake. Two of the three small huts that were originally built for persons with disabilities are now available for use by the general public. These huts, which can accommodate two people each, are situated away from the main campsite at the parking lot. (The one at the parking lot is always reserved for people with mobility challenges). Inland Lake West hut is located around the KM 9 marker across the lake.
See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.
About the Sponsor:
The Boardwalk Restaurant is the passport sponsor of the Inland Lake West Hut. This restaurant is located in a great spot at the end of the boardwalk in Lund Harbour. Be sure to stop in there to get the unique Inland Lake West Hut passport stamp once you have your photo in hand! To find out more about The Boardwalk Restaurant, a great place to stop for a pre- or post-hike meal, click here.