Distance: 2.3 km
Time: 15 – 30 min
Elevation Gain: 94 m
Elevation Loss: 70 m
Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Moderate – Hard
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No
The Sea to Sky trail is a multi-purpose and multi-use trail connecting the communities of the Sea to Sky Corridor, from Squamish to D’arcy. To date, several sections of the 180 km, non-motorized, trail has been built. The section herein describes the portion of trail located in the One Mile Lake Area of Pemberton.
Accessed directly from the One Mile Lake parking area or the Nairn Falls Campground, this section of Sea to Sky Trail serves as a great connector to some of the more intermediate to advanced trails found in the area; including Lumpy’s Epic and Overhill. It is a nice and wide gravel pathway, which may be ridden in either direction. Built with the beginner rider in mind, the trail contains a few prolonged ups and some great switchbacking downs. However, even though this trail is rated beginner and involves nothing technical to ride up, over, or down, the actual physical rating is in the range of moderate to hard due to the hilly terrain containing several short steep ups. Beginner riders who are fit will have no trouble riding this trail and will enjoy the incredibly lush forest the route follows. Families with tykes may find this trail a little too hilly for their liking and should look to the Townsite trails as an alternative. There are several vantage points along the Sea to Sky route, providing great views of the mountains. The trail is multi-use, so expect to come across hikers and dog walkers when riding this trail; especially during the busy summer months.
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Access the trail directly from the One Mile Lake parking area, located about a kilometre south of Pemberton. Drive or ride south from Pemberton for 1 km along Hwy 99 and park at the One Mile Lake parking area. Look for the Sea to Sky pathway heading into the woods east of the docks.
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