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    Scout Mountain Trail

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    4.7 km
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    263 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Scout Mountain Trail is a 4.7 km lollipop hiking route near Powell River, BC, that will take you uphill to a viewpoint with views overlooking the town of Powell River and the Strait of Georgia. Along the hike, you will experience a wave of relaxation as you trek up the gentle slope through the Pacific Temperate Rainforest to the scenic lookout. This is a short and fun hiking route that is perfect for a quick weekend outing with the family.

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    Route Description for Scout Mountain Trail

    Hiking the Scout Mountain Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the landscape surrounding Powell River without the added length or difficulty that comes with some of the more challenging routes in the area. For relatively low effort, you will be able to experience some amazing views that stretch out across the Strait of Georgia toward the Texada and Vancouver islands. Setting out from the trailhead, follow the route to the east as you enter into the dense forest cover. As you climb up the gentle slope, you will pass through an amazing forest that is packed with moss-covered trees, ferns, and various species of wild mushrooms. Reaching the top of the trail, make your way around the small loop while taking in the amazing views across the Sunshine Coast before heading back along the same path to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Scout Mountain Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Scout Mountain trailhead from Powell River, head north on Marine Avenue for 7.9 km and turn right onto Sutherland Avenue. Continue on for 1.8 km to arrive at the trailhead.

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