Ambrose Lake Hiking & Biking Route !

Posted January 25, 2012 | Categories : 28,Management,Maps,Reports |

Ed Note: This article provides full access information to the trails of the area, although they do say you are supposed to have access with  permit only, it is questionable whether anyone would take this seriously..


Ambrose Lake Hiking & Biking Route

Trail Rating for Bikers: Easy (Beginner)

Ambrose Lake is an ecological reserve and I understand that you are supposed to have a permit from the Ministry of Forests to go into the area. The trail is really mostly logging roads and then an old access road into the lake. Check out the Ambrose Lake Route for more details.

Ambrose Lake is nestled in between Ruby Lake and Malaspina Lake at the far northwestern end of the lower Sunshine Coast. The lake and surrounding area is part of an ecological reserve that encompasses approximately 269 hectares.

No camping, fishing or motorized vehicles are allowed in. According to information I can find online, access to this area is supposed to be with permit only which can be obtained through BC Parks. Please be sure to take everything out that you take in and keep this beautiful area unspoiled.

Access to the lake is quite simple:

  1. Take Hwy. 101 northwest towards Earl’s Cove.
  2. Turn left on the last road on the left before Earl’s Cove called Greentree Ln.
  3. Turn right on the first right which is Timberline Rd.
  4. Follow this road approximately .9 km where the pavement ends and the gravel road begins.
  5. Depending on your vehicle, you can park here and hike the rest of the way or keep driving. I parked here.
  6. Stay on this gravel road keeping to the main road past another gravel road on the left and a rough dirt track. You parallel the powerlines for awhile and then the road moves away from them for a bit.
  7. When you come to a point where the powerlines cross the road you will be at a road that veers off to the right. Take this road and follow it along under the powerlines where they drop down and cross Jervis Inlet over to Nelson Island.
  8. Just past this point the gravel road turns into a dirt track that heads into the forest. This trail is cool and under forest canopy all the way into the lake.

The image below is interactive. It is a Google Earth gadget that embeds the image of the trail route that you can zoom in and out of with the zoom bar on the right. You can also use the slider bar to back up through my route. It’s pretty cool. You can close the bubble to get it out of your way.