Detailed Description: Pender Hill is another quick trek filled with hard hiking with great scenic views The trail is steep and can be slippery, so keep alert. The hill itself is only 231 m (758 feet) high but the trail starts climbing quickly straight up.
The Pender Hill Trail covers 3 km (2 mi.) return trip. Up being harder than down, I hope you have figured that out. Depending on fitness levels the hike up Pender Hill takes 1/2 -1hr to complete.
The summit of the Pender Hill shows off views of the Sechelt Peninsula and Pender Harbour. The views come with entertainment too as sailboats, fishing boats, yachts and motor boats travel back and forth out of Pender Harbour.
History tells us the Sechelt Fist Nation people used Pender Hill as a look out for scouting out any threats that could be coming around the corner into the harbour. The area was said to be the preferred look out point because it gave a better perspective of the "comings and goings" of Pender Harbour. The other look out point overlooking Pender Harbour and lakes is on Daniel Mountain.
High above, on the peak of Pender Hill, the natural rock gardens are still evident. Explore some more and find the Arbutus Tree cluster shedding their bark . Also look for the the old fire station lookout. Good opportunity to maybe see a Bald Eagle swoop down from the sky.
Pender Hill Hiking Trail, Pender Harbour, Sunshine Coast, BC
Pender Hill Hiking Trail
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