Posted October 5, 2017 - 1:46 pm
Trails Close Monday at Noon…
We are on the count down of the last few days to enjoy the trails around the lodge. The trail crew has begun to remove some signs that have to come down for winter operations. Please double check your map so you do not get lost.
Lake Trail: The trail makes for a quick loop and is our most popular first hike at the lodge. Make sure to visit the beach, lookout and I Dew Point and keep your eyes peeled for animals. This is a family friendly trail.
Rail trail: The trail starts in our lower parking lot at the beginning of Island Lake road and ends in a second parking area where the Old Growth Trail starts. It offers easy walking for all ages and abilities. This trail takes its name after a logging train-track that operated 100 years ago.
Lazy Lizard biking trail: Is biking well! You will encounter snow closer to the Lodge.
Old Growth: A perfect hike in the ancient old growth cedars. The view of Cabin bowl and the fall colours is stunning.
Fir trail: Another fun trail for the family. You will see beautiful Douglas fir and large cedar trees.
Spineback: This is easily the most popular trail at Island lake. Keen hikers can reach the first bench in a couple of hours. For those wanting to go into the Alpine the second bench gets you up close and personal with the rocky environment of the Lizard range. Be prepare to hike in snow.
Tamarack: This trail offers the quickest access to a treeline viewpoint halfway up or you can continue on hiking to the top for more views. Be prepare to hike in snow.
Baldy: A good loop trail. Once reaching the ridge you will be rewarded with views of Iron Pass and the Lizard Range. Be prepare to hike in snow. A defensive grizzly with cubs has been seen multiple times on this trail.
Goldielocks (New trail): Hike Spineback trail and a few meters before the second bench you will see the start of the new trail. Follow the orange dots all the way up to the saddle behind Baby Bear. Then drop down into the valley before descending down the ski run known as 37. Steps and more steps lead to a traverse below baby bear back to the Spineback trail. This trail is under about 15cm of snow and doesn't have any signs yet.
Heiko's: No recent reports but be prepare to hike in snow.