Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Distance: 20 km
Time: 9 hr
Elevation Change: 1050 m
Season: July - October
Topographical Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes and Hikers Only
This trail is a continuation of the previous one. Instead of looping back at Lindsay Lake, continue northward along the ridge to Eagle Peak. Also known as Mount Beautiful, the summit offers a spectacular panorama in all directions. Beyond the peak the route is somewhat less well-defined, becoming very steep and slippery as it drops back down into the valley bottom at the Swan Falls Junction.
Old Man's Beard: Heavy lichen growth, one sign of a mature forest, provide an important source of winter browse for ungulates such as deer.
This section of trail parallels Trout Creek until it intersects Powerhouse Road just fifteen minutes after reaching Swan Falls itself. If time is a concern Powerhouse Road is the fastest route back to South Beach. Buntzen Lake Trail, though longer, is without a doubt much more scenic.