Why you should go
Easy access for families, even those with small children (see below); sits on the shore of beautiful Rieveley’s Pond, which is more like a small lake, and home to a chorus of vocal frogs; has a great fire pit, which makes it a nice spot to visit in the winter; is very close to the start of beautiful Appleton Canyon Trail, a local favourite, which features numerous waterfalls and old growth trees.
How to get there
For a day trip you can access Rieveley’s Pond Hut by driving up Wilde/Tomkinson Road for about 2 km until you notice the well-signed Theodosia FSR Br.10 turning off to the left, just past the hamlet and a fenced gravel pit. Br.10 can be navigated with a high-clearance vehicle. Follow the road uphill for about 3 km until you reach a crest in the road with a wide pullout on your right. The SCT crosses here and Rieveley’s Pond Hut is half an hour off to your right.
For a one-way hike of Appleton Canyon Trail, bring two vehicles and park one at the Appleton Canyon Trailhead, and another at Br.10, as described above.
See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.
About the Sponsor:
Terracentric Coastal Adventures is the passport sponsor of the Rieveley’s Pond Hut. They are located in the Harbour’s Edge Building (above Nancy’s Bakery) in Lund. Be sure to stop in there to get the unique Rieveley’s Pond Hut passport stamp once you have your photo in hand! To find out more about this great company, which offers adventure tours, educational programs and more, click here.