John Guilford's Hikes
Stocking Lake Trail, Ladysmith, B.C. on 2016-04-19
Location: Stocking Lake Trail, Ladysmith, B.C.
People: (including myself): Pam
Trailhead: 2:30 300 0
Overlook: 3:45 840 2
Turn Around: 4:00 1200 3.3
Trailhead: 5:30 300 6
We parked at a small lot at the trailhead off of Davis Rd in Ladysmith.
A short climb up a small connecting road puts you at the power lines and
the trail proper.
For Stocking Lake, you turn left and follow the trail/power lines to
Thetis Dr. Here we made a mistake. There is an access trail that
continues to follow the power lines. We thought this was the trail we
were supposed to be on and followed it almost a half mile before deciding
we were in the wrong place and backtracking. The correct route is to
take a right (uphill) on Thetis Dr a short distance to where the real
trail continues south.
The trail then starts climbing up the hillside towards Heart/Stocking
Lakes Regional park.
At the top of the hill, we found a gated off trail with a no-trespassing sign
that we believe leads to Stocking Lake. Instead, we continued on the
trail where it wound back and into the Regional Park for a short distance
before turning around and retracing our steps.
Map of route.
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Last updated on: Fri Jun 9 16:50:57 PDT 2017