Length: 5 Km's
Elevation: 250 meters
Time: 2 Hours
I did a great little hike beautiful views in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast called Soames hill aka knob hill. Soames hill park has various trailheads of varying difficulty that lead to the 2 summits with gorgeous views. I took the more difficult trail from Soames road off marine drive. The trail is a steep 1 km of just under 500 stairs that meet up with the other trails on way up. At the end of the stairs are a signpost for the two summits. Both viewpoints has stunning sights of Keats island, bowen island and Vancouver Island all nestled into the Georgia straight. For safety reasons keep an eye on children and dogs at the viewpoints as there are sharp dropoffs.
A fun short trail that I fully enjoyed.
Directions: Courtesy of Trailpeak: From the Langdale ferry terminal, Chamberlin Road is 2km along North Road. Access to the park can also be gained from Marine Drive 1.1km from Langdale ferry terminal. There is a wide spot on the right for parking. You'll recognize Soames Hill from the Ferry as it is a well-rounded "hump" of a hill that is thickly wooded.
I work for Surrey School District as an Education Assistant. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, going off-road, dragon boating, writing & hanging with my huskies.