Sunday, October 30, 2011

Granite Lake Quad Ride

Wayne and I went for a quad ride to Granite Lake. We started in town at the parking area near Edgehill School on Abbotsford Street. This is such a handy place to enter the forest trails. After the Duck Lake Bridge, we followed Duck Lake Forest Service Road to link up with the Granite Lake Road.

The ride is mostly over well maintained forest service roads, but the last portion on the Granite Lake Road has one tricky creek crossing. The water is shallow, at least this time of year, but the gully is deep. It doesn't look that steep in this picture, but for me it was.

Granite Lake is known for its trout fishing. Wayne threw in his line, but didn't get any nibbles. Maybe the fish have already moved deeper up here in the higher country. When you catch one, you will notice they are much darker than regular rainbows. Maybe it's from the dark tint to the water.

From the surrounding mountains, you can see how this lake got its name. I just love the granite outcroppings. We ate our lunch on the shore before heading back down the road. Even on this nice weekend, we were the only quads out in our neck of the woods. What a great way to enjoy nature.

On a calm day, the reflections on Granite Lake are amazing.

Do you want to explore the great outdoors in Powell River? Would you like a book full of maps and trail descriptions with GPS locations? There's a great book written by Dave, the president of the Powell River ATV Club. It’s called the ATV Trail Guide and costs $25. If want a copy, you can contact PRATV at their website. They are also on sale locally in Powell River at Quality Parts and Guy's Cycle Works. All profits support trail maintenance and building activities. -- Margy


  1. Another one of the great lakes to visit in our area.

  2. What an amazing place to visit! Everything looks so peaceful and relaxing.

  3. Yes Paul, so many lakes and so little time it seems.

    Yes Lorelle, it's a great place to live. Maybe you can come up and see for yourself some time.


  4. Anonymous11:31 AM

    My son, husband and I ventured up towards Granite lake yesterday March 24, we got up to the creek but the snow was too deep for our atv's, up the other side. We got good and stuck but it was an adventurer. Cant wait for some snow to mely and try again.
    Kim Miller

  5. Hi Kim - Glad you had a good adventure, even getting stuck in the snow. We've been there in both winter and summer (or maybe it was spring and fall). Got stuck in the snow once just past Granite. Had to winch ourselves out for just a few feet and then we were on our way back down. - Margy