Hiking – Surge Narrows Trail – 24 Feb 2023


Activity Hiking
Destination Surge Narrows Trail
Date 24 February 2023, Friday
Trip Coordinator Vikki O’Brien
Contact Info 250-938-2864, resvo2004@yahoo.com
Description The Surge Rapids Trail is the farthest trail from Heriot Bay and from civilization on Quadra Island. It perhaps provide the most dramatic scene on Quadra: the rapids. It is a 45-minute drive from Heriot Bay, north, past Village Bay lakes to the end of the main road, at Hoskyn Channel Landing, near the adventure lodge there. I have room for up to 4 people in my truck. The trail goes through fir forest for 25 minutes or so until you arrive at a rocky lookout point where you can sit and watch the tremendous tidal rapids. This rocky outcrop you sit on is in the Surge Narrows Provincial Park. The trail continues past this viewpoint for 20 minutes along a steep face in the forest then ends at a small bay. You follow the trail back the way you came. It is a great little adventure to walk this trail and sit on the rocks above the rapids.
Hiking total is about 1½ hours plus stopping for views and a snack along the way.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay store parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty Short, with some steep sections
Costs Zero
Trip limits 15
Dogs? Yes if  under control;  owners must bring a leash along.
Notes Please contact the trip coordinator by 7:00 pm Feb 23, Thursday evening if you plan to attend.

1 thought on “Hiking – Surge Narrows Trail – 24 Feb 2023

  1. Pingback: Trip Report – Surge Narrows Trail – 24 Feb 2023 | Quadra Island Outdoor Club

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