Part II of II
After leaving the connector, you will reach Brohm Lake trail from where you will see several western red-cedar and Douglas-fir trees which survived the fire of 1953 and the harvests between the late 1930s and 1960s. Many of these trees are over 200 years old.
After 0.8 km you will reach the Thompson Trail Junction. Following this steep trail you can reach the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery. The hatchery contributes Chinook, Coho and steelhead to the commercial, sport and native food fisheries of British Columbia. Leave it for other day, keep your right to continue on Brohm Creek Trail.
Brohm Creek Trail is an easy 1 km trail. Once a logging road, this trail follows Brohm Creek to the highway. The slopes above the creek, logged in the 1960s, are currently being managed for a harvest in the 2040s. Then you will start the Powerline Trail that goes for 1.5 km.
The Powerline Trail runs along BC Hydro’s 500 000 volt transmission right-of-way. This powerline corridor carries hydroelectricity from the Peace Region to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
After completing maybe the most difficult part of the loop, you will reach the Rock Bluff Loop and the Parking lot. Here you can see a memorial, a gentle reminder of the fine line between life and death.
On next 0.5 km you will see some of the common plants in a second growth coastal western hemlock forest and w
There you can see an excellent example of a wetland ecosystem. Wetlands occur where the soil is waterlogged for all or part of the year. A great variety of plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and mammals can be part of a wetland ecosystem.
The final part of the loop involves the crossing of Hunters Bridge. After crossing the bridge go left on Bridge Trail for 1.0 km. On the junction go left on Alder Trail and retrace your steps to the parking lot.
Roundtrip: 11.5 km (7.2 miles)
Driving distance from Vancouver: 77 km (48 miles)