Notice of Trail Closure of Desoto Trail


The Sunshine Coast Community Forest has provided a closure notes for the West Sechelt Desoto Trail.

On behalf of Sunshine Coast Community Forest Ltd., we are providing notice to all trail users recreating around the Phare Lake area, that we will be commencing harvesting operations in the vicinity of the Desoto Trail.  The trail will be upgraded into a road for logging access and will be trail will be closed from Feb 15 to May 1, 2021.  We will post a trail closed notice signs on the trailhead near Over Easy and at the bottom of Desoto prior to this commencement.

Within 2 years or after our obligations are fulfilled, SCCF will commit to deactivate this road and turn it back into a trail. 

The following notice will be posted on Trailforks advising any out-of-town visitors of this closure as well.  “Desoto Trail closed from Feb 15 to May 1.  Harvest operations are in the area and on the Desoto trail. Watch for heavy equipment and lowbed trucks hauling on Halfmoon-Carlson Branch 3 FSR, Mine Road and Halfmoon-Carlson Branch 1/2 FSR.  Look for posted signage in the area for information, please obey signage and any trail closures.”

Warren Hansen, RPF, Operations Manager, Sunshine Coast Community Forest Ltd.