52 Weeks of Trails - Week 41- Dinner Rock
In case you missed it, we've introduced our challenge to you for 2014-- 52 Weeks of Trails. Each week we'll blog about a trail (hike, bike, snowshoe, and paddle!) and we hope you enjoy and share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram using #52weeksoftrails. Happy Trails!
Length & Difficulty:
7km Roundtrip | 2-3 hours | Moderate
Dinner Rock Trail, also known at the Browne Creek Trail, is a great hike that combines piney forest and ocean views. The arbutus trees along the route are quite spectacular as well, especially in the fall as the neat orangy-red bark becomes even more vivid in colour. The area is well suited for hiking and mountain biking, so be mindful of the other users on the path. The beginning of this trail along Browne Creek is a nice, wide, flat biking trail, and even has a few "slow down" signs. Along this trail you could see many
snakes and frogs among the ferns and forest.
While you could shorten your hike to just head to Dinner Rock and back, a major highlight of this trail is the swimming and beach area at Hurtado Bay, as well as the lookout point where you can see the southern tip of Savary Island and the northern tip of Harwood Island, so take your time to check out Hurtado Bay while you're at it!
Drive north of Powell River about 23km towards Lund and take a left at Dinner Rock Campground. A little ways down you'll see a Browne Creek trailhead sign on the right and that will be the starting point. There is some space to park at that trailhead and a good place to leave your vehicle if you are doing the entire loop.