Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Mission with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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3 days ago

beautiful day to enjoy the fall colors on an easy walk/ hike the a few nice views of the lake, clean outhouse at south end

The loop is not open since BC Hydro doesn't want to spend the money needed to upgrade the floating bridge across Harsine inlet. contact Hydro to protest

This hike is actually a loop around the entire lake. It was closed for a long time while they did seismic upgrades on Ruskin Dam-- it should be open now-- check first! I found the Reservoir Trail less scenic, and it is longer as well, so some may want to stick to the in and out of the Railway Trail :)

From the Website:

Follow the path of a historic railway

Railway Trail runs down the west side of Hayward Lake. The pathway of the trail once served as the railway connecting nearby Stave Lake Reservoir to the district of Mission. The flat and wide area makes for a fairly easy hike with a brief section of inclines and declines. Hikers and bikers can make their way down the 6-km trail all the way to the Ruskin Dam located at the south end of the lake before crossing over the dam to Reservoir Trail.

See the dam and waterfalls

On the opposite side of the lake, Reservoir Trail will take you on a 10-km walk through the forest. Follow the north end detour for views of Steelhead Falls and don't miss the canoe landing towards the south end to take a short break and enjoy views of the lake.

Note: You can also walk to the waterfall from the Reservoir trail parking lot. It's a kilometre or so in I think.

Beautiful views of the lake and not too strenuous. We spent 3.5 hours slowly out and back.

Good easy going trail. Small secluded sandy beaches give good respite. Trail is good for recreational runners as well as some small uphill parts which are great for short sprints. Beautiful views across the lake.

nice walk and super clean trail. my pup loved it, special the little beach in the south.

Beautiful easy trail

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Good variety in levels and scenery. Wear good shoes as the beginning is steep downhill (and you have to go back up it later). I wouldn’t bring a stroller. Only saw 2 other people on a holiday. I will definitely be doing this hike again.

Monday, June 12, 2017

I love the combination of uphill, downhill & plateau of this trail.

Excellent trail to explore. Some hills then walking flat along the lake. Easy and beautiful. The sign says you can go to the powerhouse, but recently the trail was closed just past the slide area and you had to turn back.

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Took the dogs here for the first time! Was a little nervous having them off leash for the first part of the trail as the drop off looks quite steep, but as you get towards the two beaches from the upper parking lot it's perfectly fine for dogs to roam free ( there was no one around). Water was great for them and paths were wide and easy to walk along. Wasn't sure what we were getting into and half of the path was closed for bc hydro work so just walked a few km and turned back to the car. Looks like a spot to check out again in the summer. There is a outhouse near the beach and also garbage can for park use. It was clean and well kept. Curious if it gets busy in the summer.

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A wonderful day trip for just yourself or the family.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great walk. Almost all level and winding with both forest and open shoreline views. Some short moderate climbs. Great for history buffs as this is the railway bed for the former Stave Falls Power railway that serviced the Powerhouse from the Fraser River. Start at the south end of the trail or start at the Hayward (BC Hydro) beach park. If you want to make a real outing of it, visit the BC Hydro Stave Falls Power House Museum. It is more than worth the admission and there is a lot to learn about the fascinating history of this place.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guy on a MUNI. Mountain unicycle.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Little steep in parts for a guy on a mun without brakes. Bit of hiking. Not too technical so a good cross country type ride. I only did the NW side.

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Beautiful walk/hike with sections ranging from easy to moderate. Most of it is good year round but can get muddy and slippery in the rainy seasons.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2011

We spent a few days geocaching along this great trail. The east side would be nearly imposible to bike. The west side was difficult in places for a bike, mostly tword the north end. Really enjoyed the trail over all.

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