- Difficulty Intermediate
- Time 3 hours
- Round-Trip 8km
- Elevation Gain 230 meters
- Season March - November
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
The Hunter Road Trail follows a forest service road and ends at a spectacular viewpoint looking north towards Stave Lake. Located in the Steelhead community of Mission, the hike is not too exciting but the view is well worth the effort.
From the metal gate, follow the gravel road across the wooden bridge as it begins to climb steeply. Most of the elevation gain occurs in the 1st kilometre and the 4th kilometre with the middle section of the route being a little more level.
Continue up the steep gravel road until you finally reach the top about 30-minutes later.The road passes a logged section before dropping slightly and continuing to a junction. There are 3 junctions and if you go left at all 3, you will reach the top. Go left at the first junction and continue your hike.
The road continues where it reaches a 2nd junction. Go left again and, after a short section, the route begins to climb steeply again. Keep going until you reach a 3rd junction and go left again. The trail begins to level and makes one final veer to the left where it abruptly ends at the viewpoint. The view is spectacular as you are able to see quite far north looking up towards Stave Lake.
After you have finished enjoying the view, following the gravel road back via the route you arrived. Make sure to go right at all of the junctions as you descend the steep sections and pass through the level section. After making the final descent and crossing the wooden bridge, you arrive back at the metal gate where you began.