|Sunshine Coast Nature Viewing Region|
|Lower Sunshine Coast Area|
|Caren Range/Spipiyus Provincial Park|
|Significant middle and high elevation old growth forests. Access by backpacking or day hiking.|
|Geographical Description||Coast Mountains.|
|Area/ Trail Length||Park size 2979 ha.|
|Seasons to Visit||Year round.Higher elevations are likely to be covered in snow and ice in winter.|
|Habitat||Douglas-fir, mountain hemlock and coastal redcedar/hemlock forest, subalpine wetlands|
|Viewing Highlights||Protects some of the largest remaining old growth rainforest on the Sunshine Coast, with the oldest yellow cedars in Canada; one stump on Mount Muskiwim (aka Mount Hallowell) was dated at nearly 1900 years old.|
Major nesting site for Marbled Murrelets.
Uncommon Roosevelt elk can be found in the park.
Hiking routes on Mount Muskiwim, leading to a rare restored fire lookout tower.
Scenic views of Salish Sea, Pender Harbour and Coast Mountains.
|Main Access||From the centre of Sechelt, 14 km north on Highway 101 to Trout Lake Road in Halfmoon Bay. Then left on Halfmoon-Carlson Road 19.5 km to the trailhead.|
NOTE: High clearance four-wheel drive is recommended.Inquire locally and use caution on logging roads,and use caution and discretion when parking
|Secondary Accesses||There are other accesses involving gravel roads which range from fair to rough conditions|
|Cautions||Be aware of bears and cougars.|
The trails range from moderately difficult to strenuous, and most is in lightly travelled wilderness areas; you need to be in good physical condition and be properly equipped with good hiking footwear, rain gear, food and water.
Please respect all private land and property.
Cell phone service is not reliable in this area.
|Regulations||Cycling and ATV use on established roads only. Camping and fires in designated sites only. Dogs on leash.|
|Facilities||None. All services in Sechelt and Gibsons.|
|Other Recreational Activities||Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter|
|Sunshine Coast Natural History Society|
|Sunshine Coast Conservation Association|
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