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    Haywire Bay to Lost Lake Hike

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    9.7 km
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    453 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The hike from Haywire Bay to Lost Lake Hike follows a 9.7 km lollipop route that will take hikers through an amazingly atmospheric stretch of forest to the shores of Lost Lake. You will experience a deep sense of relaxation along the trail as you make your way through the dense cover of the moss-covered trees and sit on the small viewing bench next to the lake to take in the amazing scenery. It should be noted that the lake itself is better for viewing than swimming due to the lakeside vegetation.

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    Route Description for Haywire Bay to Lost Lake Hike

    The trek from Haywire Bay to Lost Lake is a relaxing adventure through the deep woods northeast of Powell River that will allow you to reconnect with nature and forget about the outside world. The route sets out from the trailhead and you immediately get the sense of being completely surrounded by the thick cover of the trees.

    Follow the trail in a counterclockwise direction to make your way through the moss and fern covered forest to the swampy shores of Lost Lake. This body of water isn’t really suitable for swimming due to the marshy conditions, so hikers looking for better lakeside access should try some of the hiking trails around Inland Lake to the east.

    Continue around the marshy edges of Lost Lake and take in the amazing views across the calm water. After working around the northern edge of the lake, follow the trail to the south as you continue through the forest on a path leading you back towards the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Haywire Bay to Lost Lake Hike Trailhead

    To get to the Haywire Bay to Lost Lake trailhead from Powell River, head north for 2.4 km on Manson Ave and make a right on Cassiar St. After 300 m, make a left turn onto Yukon Ave and continue along it for 1.0 km. Turn right on Haslam Street and continue for 2.3 km, making a slight left and following the road for a further 3.6 km. Make a left turn and follow the road for 1.6 km to arrive at the Inland Lake Outdoor Learning Centre. Park here and continue north on foot for about 500 m to reach the trailhead.

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