Explore the coast with the most on the Sunshine Coast Trail.
Imagine the Paci c Crest Trail but with more coastal, knock-you- o -your-socks scenery and zero Wild fans throwing boots about. The whole 180-kilometre Sunshine Coast Trail snakes from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal up past Powell River to end at Desolation Sound’s Sarah Point, with free hut-to-hut camping all the way. Manzanita Blu o ers a gorgeous panoramic view and is an easy day-hike option (about an hour each way from the Spire Access o Sarah Point Road); Tin Hat is harder, but the mountain vista goes 360 degrees. Either way, a stop at Nancy’s Bakery for a baseballmitt-sized white chocolate raspberry cinnamon bun is mandatory.— J.D.
Tin Hat vista