Distance: 1.1 km (one-way)
Time: 10 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 5 m
Elevation Loss: 0 m
Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: Year round
Permit Required: SORCA trail pass
An interesting trail through varied vegetation off the east side of the Squamish River Dyke road out to The Spit. This is an excellent trail to introduce small children to riding singletrack. The terrain is gently rolling and has one very wide and safe bridge to cross. Mostly in the trees, the Woodpecker loop follows a dried up river bed. Ride this one as an out-and-back or a loop when combined with the doubletrack trail running parallel to the Squamish River Dyke Road.
TRAILHEAD | N49 42.894 W123 10.081
Driving from the south, continue along Highway 99, past Downtown Squamish and the Adventure Centre, until you reach Industrial Way. Turn left. You’ll reach a T intersection at Queens Way, turn Right. Follow Queens way until it curves hard left and becomes Government Road. Follow it 1 km past the train tracks, to a small turn off and sign on your right for The Spit (gravel road). You’ll reach another T, Squamish River Dyke Road, turn left, follow this gravel road for about 530 m (1/2 km) and look for a trailhead sign next to the faint trail entering the woods on the east side of the road.
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