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Skonun Lake Trail

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Overview

The Skonun lake trail follows an ancient settlers road through the scenic interior of Graham Island, between Port Clements and Masset.

The trail goes through gently rolling terrain, follows a straight line from the main road and ends at Skonun Lake.

Skonun lake is a fairly large lake just south of the Drizzle Lake Ecological Reserve. It is a very scenic area that few get to explore and the trail goes across bogs, muskegs, forests and views constantly change along the way. The trail is well maintained and straightforward, however, the area can be very wet and muddy, so rubber boots or high waterproof walking shoes are higly advised for those attempting the hike. 

The trail is less than 4kms one way, but progress can be slow in wet conditions. It is a good day-outing for those bringing a picnic along, but it can also be a fairly easy half-day outing. 

Parking at the trailhead can be tricky as there is no parking lot for the hike. The direct entrance to the trail is inacessible with a vehicle but there is a narrow dirt road just a hundred metres North along Highway 16 that a vehicle could take and from there you could find some parking space in one of the pullouts. Watch out for muddy spots that could trap your car. 

There is no sign at the trailhead to tell visitors where the trail starts, but some flagging tape will help you find it. It is also a well trodden path, that goes at a 90 degree angle from the main road. 

A satellite image of the area will show visitors where the trail is as it stands out against the muskegs. 

Here are the coordinates for the dirt road leading to the trailhead 53°54'13.8"N 132°05'05.0"W

And here are the coordinates for the trailhead itself 53°54'06.2"N 132°05'03.2"W

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Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre

website: www.queencharlottevisitorcentre.com
email: info@qcinfo.ca | telephone: 250-559-8316

Sandspit Visitor Centre

website: www.lovehaidagwaii.com/businesses/the-sandspit-visitor-centre
email: visitsandspit@gmail.com | telephone: 250.637.5362

Port Clements Visitor Centre

website: www.portclements.ca
email: pcmuseum@qcislands.ca | telephone: 250-557-4576

Masset Visitor Centre

website: www.massetbc.com
email: info@massetbc.com | telephone: 250-626-3982

Haida Gwaii Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization
website: www.gohaidagwaii.ca
email: tourism@gohaidagwaii.ca

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