Home to 1,700 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and 15 miles of trails, our facility and grounds are ideal for nurturing connections with the natural world. JUG ISLAND TRAIL Rating: easy Time needed: 3 hours Length: 6 km Elevation gain: 350 m This easy walk, which starts and finishes from the Belcarra Regional Park picnic area, rewards the . Continue for a short flat section before the trail makes its final, steep descent down towards the beach area. The trail to Jug Island Beach is located in Belcarra Regional Park in the quiet town of Belcarra. It seems strange being on Ioco and then turning left onto the same street name. Seymour Rd. POSTS FROM NEARBY TRAILS. From the main parking lot, you will see an open field and a dock on the water. I really enjoyed the different terrain of the trail. Please check with Translink for exact times and schedules for this bus. Please pick up after your dog. Very few ppl on the trail when I went. Jug Island Beach Trail is a poorly rated 856 m green singletrack trail located near North Vancouver British Columbia. The trail is well established and ok marked – route finding might be difficult with a heavy snow cover. Down near the shore, to your left, there are restrooms. To get there from Vancouver, head east on Hastings Street. The actual Jug Island hike will take you anywhere between 2-4 hours depending on how much time you'd want to spend on the beach (our opinion: this one is perfect for a half-day hike). star star star star star. Trail closures are unpredictable and will happen as needed Mon – Sat, 7 am – 6pm. Go earlier in the day for covid distancing. lots of mud. Nice moderate trail. 1 review of Jug Island Trail "It is an easy to moderate difficulty hike that takes around 1 hour. The hike is mostly flat with a couple sections of hilly/steps, eventually ends at the rocky beach area facing the cute little jug island." The park has two main hiking trails, Jug Island Beach Trail and Admiralty Point Trail. Immediately after crossing the road, take the trail on the left. Quite wet and muddy in some spots but easy to get around. After passing Sasamat Lake on your right, you reach a stop sign. beach area is very small once you get there. Jug Island is a tiny island, with an area of 6,500m 2 (1.6 acres) and a diameter of 90 m. The trail starts on Bedwell Bay Road, near Midden Road. Once there, find a nice spot to sit and relax. . There are a few launch sites in Bokeelia for this trip. Jug Island Trail is located at Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody, B.C. The information provided herein is further subject to our Terms of Use. Pretty well travelled, good terrain. Feb 12, 2018. Turn right onto 1st Avenue and a short distance later when the road forks, go left onto Bedwell Bay Road. Vancouver Trails about local hiking information, events, deals on Kreie Preserve - Canoe & Kayak Trail & Peter Ordway Tropical Hammock Hiking Trail. Visitors should be prepared for delays and noise, and expect to encounter construction crews and equipment. Jug Island Beach Trail is a 569 m green singletrack trail located near North Vancouver British Columbia. Camping is not permitted at Jug Island Beach. From Port Moody, take Ioco Road out Belcarra Regional Park. To get to Belcarra Regional Park from Vancouver, drive east along Hastings Street, continuing through Burnaby and merge with the Barnett Highway. 264 ft. Altitude end. Jug Island Trail isn't one of the greatest adventures in the Lower Mainland, but it is peaceful escape from the city with beautiful old-growth forest in spite of its short length. Short hike in Belcarra Regional Park to a beach head overlooking Jug Island. The hike to Jug Island beach will get your heart pumping in a couple of places, but there were loads of kids on the trail. Nice little trail. There in front of you stands Jug Island, just off the shore. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. At this light, going straight up the hill turns into a different street name, therefore you want to turn left and continue on Ioco Road. be sent by Email through the Contact Us Dogs are not allowed on swimming beaches within the park. and is a beautiful moderate hike for those who want something in the two-hour range. Steep slopes and a heavily-indented shoreline make for spectacular scenery. * Initially leads along an old road that is starting to become more "trail-ish" * Becomes rougher and trail-like, with some minor rocks and roots Quarry Rock (Panorama Park to the Lookout) add_box. Length 5.6 miElevation gain 662 ftRoute type Loop Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching running Forest Some ups and downs both ways. I found this one to be more of a walk, but others might find it moderately challenging depending on their fitness level. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Jug Island Beach is a part of Belcarra Park. Right off the parking lot of the Belcarra Picnic Area. Also that was the first time that I tried cooked sea weed :D … Along the way, you'll get to enjoy a fantastic lookout of Bedwell Bay through the trees. Much of the trail is an old road and the GVRD has updated other sections with wooden stairs etc. Part gravelled part not all pretty wide and well used. A beautiful, easy going hike for all skill levels. It winds through the forest until the end when it opens up at Indian Arm. Jug Island Beach Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. It’s backed by thick forest and the nearest sign of civilization is literally kilometres away. Otherwise great!! It is well marked and well walked so it's near impossible to wander off in the wrong direction! Jug Island Beach Trail is a 726 m green singletrack trail located near North Vancouver British Columbia. From Vancouver, you will have to take bus 160 to Port Moody and then transfer onto bus C26 to Belcarra. . The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from June until September. Bit muddy right now so definitely recommend shoes with decent grip on them, basic but enjoyable with fresh beautiful cool autumn air, Quarry Rock via Baden Powell from Deep Cove, Baden Powell Trail: Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon Park, Boundary Trail and Procrastination Trail Loop, Quarry Rock Lookout, Baden Powell Trail, and Pauline's Rock Loop. I go here very often and finish in 40 minutes. One place with mud close to Jug Island. The Admiralty Point trail is an even easier option, but it is not quite as fun. Great trail, easy enough but extremely busy. Fun little hike to a relaxing, secluded beach. While the route is wide for the most part, there are The route will be a mix of gravel and stairs as you slowly climb uphill. Baden Powell Trail: Deep Cove to Mt. Statistics. The Jug Island hike is a route on the Belcarra Peninsula that takes you to a beach on Indian Arm, with a close up view of Jug Island. It is within a stones throw of the mainland. At the end, you'll find a small private beach looking up the Indian Arm facing Jug Island and Raccoon Island in the distance. The Jug Island Beach trail-head is located at the far corner of the parking lot. Apr 30, 2009. fullscreen. Then you'll begin to descend towards the Indian Arm. Eventually, the trail reaches a junction. But overall, it’s a great little hike. Turn right and follow this trail all the way to Jug Island. Total Distance: 5.2 km (return) Estimated Time: 2 hours: Average Grade: 3.4%: Structure: Linear - Return: Elevation Gain: 89 m: Start Elevation: 6 m: Max Elevation: 95 m: Directions. The beach at the end is a real treat and I’m sure it’s very refreshing on hot summer days. It winds through the forest until the end when it opens up at Indian Arm. Quarry Rock Loop via Baden Powell and Holly Goes Lightly, Baden Powell Trail: Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay, Cove Runner / Rain Dancer Trail and Francis Creek Falls. The Admiralty Point Trail begins near the restrooms. Situated at the entrance to Indian Arm, a glacially deepened fjord, this park features forests of cedar, hemlock and fir. The trail eventually levels out giving you a chance to catch your breath before continuing through the moss covered forest. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from June until September. Follow the Jug Creek boat channel west towards Pine Island … Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is an inspiring setting for nature-based programming. Mar 4, 2018 . From the parking lot, follow the sign making the trail to Jug Island. A loooot of people during the day. After enjoying the beach area, start the climb back up the steep hill and over the mountain, returning left via the junction and heading back to the picnic area of Belcarra Regional Park. Follow the road as it weaves along the shore passing many houses on both sides of the road. The beach near Jug Island is at the very tip of the peninsula and offers beautiful views of the Indian Arm and surrounding mountains. Definitely recommend going early, we stayed at the beach for quite awhile and crowds were forming shortly after noon. Time 2.5 hours return. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the winding road up hill, passing the yellow metal gate. and is a beautiful moderate hike for those who want something in the two-hour range. To get there, you'll need to follow an easy 5.5-kilometre roundtrip path through a lush forest to Jug Island Beach. The Trail: The route to Jug Island Beach is easy to follow, but be sure to bring a copy of the Belcarra Regional Park map to make sure you stay on track. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. November 8/20. Jug Island Beach Trail. If you're looking for a quick run, a walk for those with low mobility, or adventure for kids who love to stop and explore, this is a great option. The Jug Island conservation property is owned by the Sudbury Valley Trustees, it is 1.1 acres with no public trails, and is open to the public. There is also an outhouse near the Jug Island Beach. Questions or comments can Work on the Copper Conductor Replacement Project is currently underway and expected to continue until October 2020. After about an hour of hiking, the trail finally dead-ends at Jug Island Beach. Those are proper building-type with running water. Very crowded. fullscreen. Jug Island Beach Trail. Belcarra Regional Park Trail Map Me and my wife have been exploring the trails in BC this year and so... Great trail! I love the beach at the end of trail… fullscreen. More Stats for Jug Island Beach Trail hike trail. The trail begins to climb quite quickly as you work your way up the gravel path. The trail starts by the picnic shelter, crosses Bedwell Bay road and then winds its way up and down through mixed forests with some open views of Bedwell Bay until you drop down to Jug Island beach after about 45 minutes of walking. Although we try to keep information as current as possible, www.vancouvertrails.com makes no warranty or representation as to the availability, quality, fitness for purpose, conditions or accuracy of the information provided with respect to this trail or trails. Parking on street and in the park parking lot right by the trailhead, Trailhead is at the intersection of Midden Road and Bedwell Bay Road. and is a beautiful moderate hike for those who want something in the two-hour range. Make sure you check the tide forecast before you head out, it’s more fun when it’s low tide and you can walk along the beach and flip rocks to find little crabs, starfish and eels! May 27, 2011. fullscreen. Jug Island Beach Trail is a 5.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. and is a beautiful moderate hike for those who want something in the two-hour range. The trail was well kept and easy. Continue until you reach the traffic lights and turn left onto St. Johns Street. A great family-friendly hike. Jug Island Beach sits on the remote, eastern shore of Indian Arm. On average, it takes people between 35 minutes and one hour to arrive. Start by crossing the main road from the north end of the parking lot of Belcarra Regional Park picnic area. There is an outhouse right before the beach. Continue on a short flat section before you reach the steep section that will lead you to the beach. Please see the map for trails and parking. Jug Island is difficult to access with a very steep shoreline. Drive past the mall on the right and turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights, onto Ioco Road. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Jug Island Beach Trail This is one of many nice hikes in the park. The closest is Jug Creek Cottages, run by Tropic Star, where a small launch fee is charged. A great family-friendly hike. 9 … From the parking lot at Belcarra Regional Park, follow the Jug Island Trail. Close by trails are good too! The Admiralty Point trail is easier and both trails can be completed in one day. View a map of Driving directions to Jug Island Beach. gear, and other outdoor related updates. The track I've uploaded shows we walked up Bedwell Bay Road before getting onto the trail for the rest of the way up to the beach where you get the view of Jug Island. Adjacent to Jug Island is a beautiful, pebble beach, one of the few and perhaps the nicest beaches on Indian Arm. But the big draw is the location. There is a bus stop next to Belcarra Regional Park. Check the tide table chart before going so you can be there at low tide as it looks best then. Nice moderate trail with a pretty beach at the end. Call ahead 239-283-0015. Moderate hike but also kids & dogs friendly trails. From here you can walk 30 – 40 min. quick easy fun trail! The beach itself is small and covered with coarse sand and stones. Nice beach at the end, although not the biggest beach. Follow the trail until you reach a junction, and go right (there will be a sign to Jug Island) Keep following this as it winds it way up the mountain and will give you a view of Bedwell Bay below. * Immediately after crossing the road is a signed junction - left goes to Jug Island Beach, right is the Bedwell Bay trail. 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