Powell RiverTrail Length: 1.2 kmDifficulty: Easy - FamilyPark Amenities
Willingdon Beach Trail is located on the top portion of the Sunshine Coast just north of the community of Powell River, BC, Canada. One of the easier loop trail systems to access. The trail system tends to follow an old 1910 rail bed that was used in the older days to carry logs to dumping wharf of the Powell River Company Mill. The Willingdon Beach Trail is a 1.2 km trail ideal for hikers and mountain bikers that should not take you no longer then 1 hour.
Willingdon Beach Trail has some interpretive signs along the route. The time to complete the trail could depend on many factors. One of which is how many times you stop along the trail to admire some of the old growth forests mixed with Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Red Alder, Western Red Cedar and Broadleaf Maple.
Or to explore the remnants of the areas local history positioned along the trail including forestry and First Nations artifacts. The crushed clam shells marking the entrance of the trail has been left behind by the 2,000 year old history of the Sliammon First Nation people.
The Willingdon Beach Trail has some exposed beach walking opportunities. It is a good idea to check out the tides as there are two areas that are very difficult to pass at high tides.
Willingdon Beach Park has parking, concession stand, museum, waterpark amd grassy area. Down on the beach there is many people during the peak seasons swimming and enjoying a picnic along the banks. There is a washroom facility. Camping is also available at the municipal campsite located next to the park.
Willingdon Beach and Trail, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
Willingdon Beach and Trail
How To Get ToWillingdon Beach and Trail
How to Get Here: The start of the easy grade Willingdon Beach Trail is located north of the Museum. The best entrance to the trail is from Willingdon Beach Park at the north end of Marine Avenue in Powell River.
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