Backcountry Hiking & Riding

Hike, bike, ride a horse or an ATV in the back country of Powell River as well as Texada Island,
Savary Island and Lund. check out the trails or find a club to join.  .

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Clubs
Destinations & Resources
Hiking Trails (Discover Powell River)
Knuckleheads - wilderness hiking

Clubs

Alpine Club  

4610 Claridge Road, Powell River V8A 5N2

Allen & Maureen Parsons 604 485 6882  Email

Promotes access to and appreciation of the alpine regions in our area and environmentally sound forest management. Provides logging road updates. Activities include alpine hiking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, backcountry snowshoeing and skiing. "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs."

All Terrain Vehicle Club (ATV)

c/o 4036 Manitoba, Powell River V8A 2W8

Dave Hodgins 604 485 2880  Email

Local group of ATV enthusiasts exploring the backwoods of Powell River.  Trail building, group rides, camp-outs, involved in search and rescue.

Back Country Horsemen, Powell River Chapter  Provincial Website

RR1 Padgett Road, Powell River V8A 4Z2

Mike Schulkowsky 604 485 4265   Email

Promotes responsible ("leave no trace - LNT") use of the backcountry environment for recreational horseback riding. Adopts and maintains historic and multi-use trails.

Climbers’ Access Society of BC

Colin Dionne 604 689 7564   Email

The Access Society represents everyone who supports public access to the cliffs and mountains of B.C., and conservation of them. It was founded in 1995. We encourage anyone who supports our goals, particularly all climbers and mountaineers, to become involved, and support our work.

Cycling Association, Powell River

6919 Hammond Street, Powell River V8A 1R3   Email  

Hugo Sloos, President   Email

The Powell River Cycling Association was created in 2009 by a group of like-minded cyclists who wanted to create a means to represent the interests, needs, and wants of all those riding bikes in Powell River.  We have four blogs with news from Mountain Bikers, the Wild Women Cycling Club, the Roadies, and the Young Riders.  

Website includes trail maps, regular rides, toonie rides, videos, photos and much more.

Parks and Wilderness Society (PAWS)

Box 345, Powell River  V8A 5C2

Eagle Walz   604 483 9565   Email

A charitable, non-profit society that promotes the creation of more protected wilderness areas in the Powell River region, the protection of old growth, and improved access to Powell River’s backcountry; responsible for the Sunshine Coast Trail, Millennium Park and more.

Funds are accepted at the Powell River Credit Union and are tax deductible. Receipts will be issued.

Texada Trekkers

John Dove   604 486 7100

Hikes: Saturdays year-round,10 am to mid-afternoon. Notice of hikes is posted at Gillies Bay
General Store and Van Anda Post Office.

Trail Riders Club, Powell River

Bev Dunn, President  604 487 9182   Email

For horse enthusiasts with meetings, clinics, seminars, lessons, horse shows, and clubhouse rentals. Co-manages Paradise Exhibition Park.

Meetings: 1st Monday 7:30 pm at Clubhouse, Paradise Exhibition Park.

Boating & Fishing Destinations & Resources

Knuckleheads Wilderness Hiking

Located at an elevation of between 5500 and 5300 ft with the ridge extending in a westerly direction, the recreation area is approximately 3 miles by 2 miles (unofficial) of gently sloped terrain. The area is part of a provincial working forest, where a portion has been logged and replanted. The clear-cut areas and old logging roads are very suitable for winter activities including skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling with two cabins available to warm yourself during the day or for overnight stays.

Text by AR Pinch; read more at www.trailpeak.com

Sunshine Coast Trail

Developed and protected through the efforts of the Parks & Wilderness Society (PAWS), the trail stretches 180 km from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal in the south to Sarah Point in the world-famous Desolation Sound Marine Park in the north.

Walking & Hiking Activities In Powell River

Jay Bresee  604 485 6592   Email

We provide seasonal weekday and weekend hikes, walks, other outdoor activities; such as maintaining trails and organizational meetings. Schedules available at the Complex, Visitor Centre and on the Sunshine Coast Trail website.

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