Time  2 hours 38 minutes

Coordinates 811

Uploaded December 27, 2015

Recorded December 2015

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164 f
7 f
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1.3
2.7
5.39 mi

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near Stave Falls, British Columbia (Canada)

Boxing Day hike of the northern 4-km section of a 6-km trail along west shore of the lake. Theres a big parking lot at the north end. A broad track in the north section follows the old railway grade. Track becomes more scenic in the south section where the track narrows to a hilly foot-path through a tall mature forest. There is a museum in the old hydro-electric dam site. A general trail map and some descriptions in the attached photos.

January 2016: construction on dam at south end apparently restricts crossing over to east side trail.
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Parking and Facilities

Free Parking Lot (gate closes at dusk). Washrooms, Water station, Picnic Tables. Easy access to Powerplant Museum.
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Beach and Beaver Pond

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Lake view and Winter Sky

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Trestles

abandoned railway trestles
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Beavers

Evidence they are active along lakeshore
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Bridge and forest path

This sections is the most scenic. Continues one or two Km farther south to another parking lot. It is presently under re-construction at the south end. After construction it should be possible to go all around lake for approx 20 km hike.
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Forest

Hilly section, narrow with hand-rails
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Hydro Dam and Museum

4 comments

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 27, 2015

    Construction at south end (Dec 2015) is marked by the red-yellow hatching; so the connection from Railway to Reservoir Trails might be problematic. https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/stave-falls-bc-west-shore-of-hayward-lake-below-stave-falls-power-museum-11775339/photo-7196671

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Jan 9, 2016

    Trail conditions on north section https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/stave-falls-bc-west-shore-of-hayward-lake-below-stave-falls-power-museum-11775339/photo-7196672

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Jan 9, 2016

    South section trestles https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/stave-falls-bc-west-shore-of-hayward-lake-below-stave-falls-power-museum-11775339/photo-7196673

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Jan 9, 2016

    Trail conditions on south section https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/stave-falls-bc-west-shore-of-hayward-lake-below-stave-falls-power-museum-11775339/photo-7196675

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