The Suncoaster Trail moves through rural communities and wilderness settings, the condition of the trail is often a reflection of its setting. The 37 kilometres of natural trail travels through old crown land forest roadways along a series of lakes and connects trails blazed through the brush with exit points near Sunshine Coast communities.
Location: Trail head parking is located at the corner of Sunshine Coast Highway (Hwy 101) and Egmont Road minutes from Earls Cove ferry terminal. This trail currently terminates at the intersection of Hwy 101 and the Homesite Creek Forest Service Road in Halfmoon Bay.
Area: Approximately 37 km
- Klein Lake Trail Section - 9 km with moderately steep terrain
- Sakinaw Lake Trail Section - 10 km with moderate terrain
- Pender Harbour Trail Section - 9 km with easy terrain
- Secret Cove Trail Section - 6 km with moderate terrain
Map: Suncoaster Trail
phase 2 - suncoaster trail proposed plan
The trail route for phase 2 will travel approximately 60 kilometres through Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt, shíshálh and Squamish Nation territories, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone and into Langdale. Using established design criteria, route options have been proposed for discussion. Using established design criteria, route options have been proposed for discussion. This route concept is open for adjustment with input from the community including advisory committees, local governments and First Nations.
In 2017, residents interested in active transportation and recreation participated in dialogues about the route for Phase 2 of the trail. The SCRD shared the initial route concept that made use of existing trails at higher elevations. Dialogue results showed a clear preference for a low elevation multi-use trail between communities.
In the fall of 2018, SCRD will be gathering feedback from land managers and potential trail users regarding the updated route concept. A public open house will take place in November. To receive an email reminder of the open house in November, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Suncoaster Open House Reminder
Suncoaster Phase 2 Open House
The Suncoaster Phase 2 Open House took place on November 14, 2018 at Elphinstone Secondary School Library. The purpose of the open house was to gather community feedback on the updated route concept for Phase 2 of the Suncoaster Trail. A frequently Asked Questions about the phase 2 project is available here.
There were 3 feedback stations where participants were invited to view the route concept, provide overall feedback and provide comments about alternate routes in where challenging trail-building conditions exist.
The posters from each of the 3 stations are provided below: