From Saltery Bay to Lund there is are a LOT of trails to explore, whether you are on foot, riding a ATV, a bike, or a horse. There are trails for the casual weekend trekker or for the very, very experienced.
Powell River Beaches
Mud Creek Trail
Black Creek Trail
Hiking Trails and Trips in Powell River
EveryTrail provides popular hiking guides in the Powell River area that can be used to plan hikes. For a small fee, guides, including a detailed map, description and points of interest, can be downloaded to a smart phone.
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.
Millennium Park, located in a large swath of forest across the road from Willingdon Beach, is yet another story of how the people of Powell River joined forces to preserve something valuable to the community.
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.
The trail is 1.2 km through lush forest with markers and bits of Powell River History along the way. Speaking of history….
“On July 1, 1928, Michigan’s Landing was officially renamed Willingdon Beach after Lord Willingdon, the Governor General of Canada. The railway grade became known as the Willingdon Beach Trail. When logging ended in 1918, the rails remained for about eight years, then Bill Fishleigh persuaded the Powell River Company to remove the ties so that the trail could be made into a cycle path. For 15 years, he kept the trail in shape without any remuneration because he liked to do it!