Length: 8.2 km
General Route: Trail follows Buntzen Creek in an easterly direction before striking north into the "Lakes District".
Trail Description: From the Buntzen Lake Parking Lot, locate the gated "Powerhouse Road". Walk past the gate for 100m and you will find a signed trailhead. The steep but manageable trail gains elevation following just south of Buntzen Creek. Strong hikers will arrive at the Polytrichum Lookout in about 45 minutes. From here, the trail moves in a northeasterly direction, but not before passing an area regenerating after logging. Arriving at the signed "El Paso Junction", you are presented with a couple of options. The southwest option is ideal, as it allows you to pass a few (Barton, Sphat, Little Valhalla) of Halvor Lunden's lookouts. Following in a northerly direction you will soon descend gently to Lindsay Lake. This is where the trail swings back in the direction from which you came, taking you by small lakes in what is known as "The Lakes District". Soon after the lakes you reach the El Paso Junction, and the trail leading back to the Buntzen Lake area.
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