Trip Report – Shellaligan Pass Loop – 15 Feb 2023

Seven hikers did a clockwise shorter loop walk on an overcast but dry day. Starting at the second parking lot, the short loop trailhead, we headed directly into the forest. Being late winter, most vegetation was beaten down and we had a better look into a beautiful mossy forest. We descended down to the junction above Village Bay, and elected to take the left trail down to the old oyster lease. The tree that fell on the trail last year had been cleared, making it a lot easier to get to the small beach. Not yet ready for lunch and it being a bit chilly, we headed back up to our junction, shortly after which we found another large tree down on the trail. We arrived at our lunch stop, the point at the entrance to Village Bay, where we sought out a bit of shelter from the wind for a quick lunch. Continuing along the coastal part of the loop, back to the parking lot, we arrived at the forest road trailhead, greeted by two friendly canine hikers, excitedly waiting to start their hike on the loop. We spent about 2½ hours in total, covering a distance of 4.7 kilometers.


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Hiking -ShellaliganLoop – 15 Feb 2023


1 thought on “Trip Report – Shellaligan Pass Loop – 15 Feb 2023

  1. Nice to do a ‘reverse’ loop for a change…gives good views of the channel. I am in Mexico right now, and am looking forward to a hike between San Poncho and Lo de Marcos, just north of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday. It will be about 9 km. Enjoy seeing your trip reports. Heather St John

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