Hiking and Biking Trails

Well-marked hiking and biking trails meander through the lush Pacific rainforest of Sonora Island. Shorter loops take you through the woods to lookout points, while a longer 5 kilometer hike, following an old logging road, leads to Florence Lake where you can picnic and swim. A few canoes, paddle boards and pedal boats are available too, by reservation.

Light hiking boots or running shoes are recommended for all trails, and bringing along a set of bear bells is also a good idea. For your safety, let the gift shop know where you are headed and your estimated return time.

Trail NameDistanceTimeHiking Notes
Lodge Loop< 1 km15 minutesShortest and easiest.
Blue Loop4.5 kms2 hoursA gradual, steady incline.
Red Loop3.6 kms1.5 hoursA wide road which branches off into a stretch of mature forest.
Yellow Loop1.5 kms45 minutesBegins on a wide, easy trail. Terrain becomes rougher with many stumps and roots.
Florence Lake10 kms3 hoursA wide path with steep inclines. 
Top Loop5.6 kms2.5 hoursA long, steep climb, reaching 260 meteres above sea-level.

Hiking time is round trip. Both distances and hiking times are approximate. Many of these trails have steep inclines and loose gravel. Be cautious when biking and always wear a helmet.