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    Sparky’s Pond via Lower Brookbank Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1.5-2h
    Distance
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    5.0 km
    Elevation
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    242 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Sparky’s Pond in the Dry Lake Hills is often accessed from the Schultz Creek side of the hill, but taking the Brookbank Trail makes for a more exciting trek. This route is a bit rockier and is more challenging, but it’s also quieter. The route is rated as moderate, but since it requires some climbing over large boulders, we don’t recommend it for children. Expect light traffic on this trail.

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    Route Description for Sparky’s Pond via Lower Brookbank Trail

    Sparky's Pond via Lower Brookbank Trail is one of the quieter hikes in the Dry Lake Hills. The usual approach to this pond is from the north, but this route begins near the base of T V Hill and climbs up from the south. This route sees less traffic and is a bit more exciting, with some light scrambling over large boulders required. We don’t recommend this route for children or total beginners.

    Since this trail is quite rocky, we recommend sturdy boots and poles if you have them. This trail is subject to washout from flooding, so hike with care, especially if it’s rained recently.

    From the trailhead, you’ll take Elden Lookout Road to the fork. Stay left here onto Brookbank Trail and hike through two wide switchbacks before traversing northwest to crest the hill that the pond is on. Take some time to enjoy the view, then head back to the trailhead on the same route.

    Getting to the Sparky’s Pond via Lower Brookbank Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Sparky's Pond via Lower Brookbank Trail is on Elden Lookout Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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