Explore the Trails – Dinner Rock
The trails of the Sunshine Coast offer a wide array of experiences for travellers of all levels and walks of life. Ranging in length, difficulty, and medium of experience (by foot, bike, kayak…) the Coast’s trails are the epitome of the pristine beauty and epic landscapes of British Columbia. Join the adventure and share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube using #sunshinecoastbc. 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 orangey-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.