Pterodactyl Loop Trail
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Pterodactyl Loop Trail

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Pterodactyl Loop Trail

Pterodactyl Loop Trail

Distance: 2.4mi
Elevation: 200ft
Time: 1h

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The Pterodactyl Loop is a 2.4mi hiking circuit near Sechelt, BC, that winds through the forests to the Welcome Wood Wilderness Park. With a breathtaking forest setting, easy terrain, and plenty of space to explore, this trail is perfect for a fun family excursion outdoors. As this trail is part of a dense network of routes within the park, hikers should bring a trail map or GPS to stay on the correct path.

Pterodactyl Loop Trail Map

Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Pterodactyl Loop from Sechelt, head west on BC-101 for 4.3mi and turn left on Redrooffs Road, following it for 1.6mi. Turn right onto Fawn Road and continue on for 1804ft before making another right to stay on the road for 1969ft. Turn right onto Eastwood Road, following it for 1640ft to continue straight on Northwood Road. In 2789ft, you will find the parking area on the right.

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Pterodactyl Loop Trail Description

Although a relatively short trail, the Pterodactyl Loop is an amazing adventure that can easily be turned into a full day of exploration due to the countless trails that branch off from the main route and meander through the forest. The route sets out from the parking area next to Connor Park and heads north into the dense cover of the forest. As the trail winds through this picturesque woodland landscape, you will be surrounded by a wide variety of plant and animal life that really seems to make the forest come alive. Make sure to keep an eye on your GPS, as there are a lot of intersecting trails along the route that can pull you away from the main path. Continue along the trail as it rounds the northern portion of the loop and turns back to the south on a route through the Welcome Woods Wilderness Park. From here, you will hike along the edge of the forest and make your way back through Connor Park to return to the trailhead.



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