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    949 m
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    18.3 km
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    Tin Hat Mountain Hike


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    The Tin Hat Mountain Hike is an 18.3 km hiking circuit near Powell River, BC, that traverses a variety of terrain types on the way to the summit of Tin Hat Mountain. Along the trail, you will experience beautiful stretches of forest, open meadows, rocky terrain, and an amazing viewpoint from the summit that stretches across the Sunshine Coast. If you are looking to make this into a multi-day hike, you can deviate from the trail at the southern edge of Lewis Lake to reach the Lewis Lake Recreation Site.

    Route Description for Tin Hat Mountain Hike

    The trek to Tin Hat Mountain is a fantastic hiking route with a moderate difficulty and longer overall distance, making it perfect for experienced outdoor enthusiasts, as well as casual hikers that are looking for a bigger challenge. The route sets out from the trailhead and enters into the thick cover of the forest to the east on a route towards Lewis Lake. Arriving at the picturesque wooded shores of the lake, continue around it in a counterclockwise direction, as you take in the intermittent views across the water. Reaching the northern end of the lake, follow the trail as it turns to the west and leads up a series of switchbacks to the summit of Tin Hat Mountain. Once there, you can enjoy the amazing views that overlook the Dodd, Haslam, and Powell Lakes, as well as countless mountain peaks. After taking in the views, follow the trail south as it works down a very rocky stretch of terrain on the return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Tin Hat Mountain Hike Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for Tin Hat Mountain from Powell River, drive south on BC-1012 for 18.1 km and turn left onto Dixon Road. After 3.9 km, make a slight left as the road becomes Goat Lake Mainline Road and follow it for 800 m. Follow the road to the right and continue along for 12.9 km, where you will make a slight left. After 4.2 km, make another left, followed by a quick right. In 1.5 km you will arrive at the trailhead.

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    • Backcountry Campsites:

      Lewis Lake Recreation Site

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      Older Children only

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