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Porteau Bluffs Professional Review and Guide
"Development of the lower Furry Creek valley and its temporary closure to the public a decade ago effectively cut off the time-honoured approach to the upper Furry and Phyllis Creek areas by the old access road. Fortunately an alternative was soon created through the forest above Porteau and a far more attractive route it has proved to be.To reach this approach, drive to Porteau Cove Provincial Park, almost 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Horseshoe Bay on Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway). On foot cross the highway and walk back about 100 m on the east side to the end of the concrete retaining wall. Here a taped route goes off into the bush, crosses a power line right-of-way, then ascends rapidly to join an old B.C. Rail access road just north of a creek."
--Mary & David Macaree, 109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland (Greystone Books).
We spent about an hour trying to find the trailhead on this trail. Hwy 99 is under heavy construction and the trailhead seems to be lost in the large mounds of sand and dirt used for the road project. After a few near misses with a semi truck on Hwy 99, we finally walked up the sand piles until we found something that resembled a trail. We followed it for a few hours, but it didn't seem to match the trail description and due to heavy wind damage there are many large trees that you have to navigate on the trail. It's a beautiful area, but we never did find any overlooks or scenic spots, only dense forest. I would recommend trying to find another hike in the area.
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