Tex Lyon Trail

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Tex Lyon Trail is a 12.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
484 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

muddy

old growth

This trail starts at a small parking area at the end of Chatham Street in Port Hardy. Cross the river on the log bridges or, if the tide is out below 6', take the beach route for the first 600m or so, and enter the trail where a thick bright blue rope hangs. The trail follows the rugged shoreline most of the route, with several rope sections and some muddy spots. The trail goes take an inland detour around Basket Eater Cove (about half way mark). It can be easy to go off trail for a few steps, so keep an eye out for the variety of trail markers. There are several great views of Beaver Harbour, lots of eagles overhead, frogs all over the trail when it's been wet, and mink and river otters frequent the many small streams along the trail. A newly built shelter greets hikers at Dillon Point, the far end of the trail.