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    965 m
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    40.4 km
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    Florence Lake Forest Service Road


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    The Florence Lake Forest Service Road is a lengthy out-and-back trail near Maple Ridge, BC that travels north alongside the beautiful waters of Stave Lake. Primarily used as an off-road vehicle road, this road can also be used as a hiking route, providing that all proper precautions are taken to stay safely out of the way of traffic. Along the road, hikers will experience beautifully scenic views that stretch across Stave Lake and will have the opportunity to camp out at a number of recreation sites along the route.

    Route Description for Florence Lake Forest Service Road

    The Florence Lake Forest Service Road is a 40.4 km out-and-back route that is most commonly used as a scenic driving/off-road vehicle route; however, it can also be used as a long distance hiking route. Anyone wishing to do so should be careful along the road and stick to hiking along the side, as there is a decent volume of traffic in the area, especially on hot summer days. Setting out from the area around Stave Falls, the road travels north and runs parallel to the lengthy expanse of Stave Lake, passing by several smaller bodies of water including: Devil’s, Sayres, Morgan, and Florence lakes. Hikers utilizing this trail will be able to take in some amazing views over Stave Lake, as well as the rugged mountains within Golden Ears Provincial Park to the northeast.

    Getting to the Florence Lake Forest Service Road Trailhead

    To get to the Florence Lake Forest Service Road from Maple Ridge, drive east on Dewdney Trunk Road for 17.0 km and turn left onto Burma Street/Florence Lake FSR, marking the beginning of the route.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites:

      Rock Creek Campsite, Sayres Lake Recreation Site

    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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