Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail is our flagship backcountry hiking trail. Sweeping, epic views of Howe Sound, Skypilot Mountain and Habrich itself, the trail weaves through old growth forest, ancient glacial formations, creeks and waterfalls and offers a half to full day excursion for those seeking a little more from their hike. Dotted with granite outcroppings, sub alpine meadows and the picturesque Neverland Lake, Al’s Trail is not to be missed. The marked trail finishes at marker #44 and 'End of Marked Trail' sign at Neverland Lake.
Access is via the Backcountry Access Road, taking an uphill left hand road after Klettergarden Cliff and then continuing up past the water reservoir. Follow the marked signs to the start of Al’s Trail and cross Olesen Creek. The trail climbs steeply and weaves its way around ancient forest and granite slabs to Neverland Lake.
Our newest addition to Al's trail, the Neverland Loop Trail begins just before Neverland Lake on Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail and forms a loop that winds its way up through ancient, old growth coastal forest to a pair of waterfalls called Neverland Falls. There are a couple of swimming holes here to escape the summer heat. The trail meanders back to Al's trail.
Level of difficulty: Advanced/Backcountry
Distance: 4.2 km one way/8.4 km return
Estimated time: 3-6 hours return
Elevation Gain: 354 m
If venturing onto the Neverland Loop Trail, please add 1-2 hours to the above estimated time.