Located in the Stave West Recreation Area, the Devil's Lake loop trail is a 4.1km hike through the forest that features a floating bridge which takes you across the south-end of Devil's Lake. From the parking spots on the side of Florence Lake Forest Service Road, just 5km north of Stave Dam, you'll find a flight of wooden stairs to descend down leading into the lush green forest encompassing the area. Depending on which way you go, you'll come across the floating bridge either at the end or beginning of the trail and experience the clear, scenic view of the lake and forestry from the water.
The hike is moderate in difficulty as it does have some rocky areas, wooden planks, and mud to cross over so ensure you have proper footwear! The loop trail also allows beach access in various areas along the water's edge.
Golden Rules for exploring our beautiful backyard:
Please ensure dogs are kept on a leash at all times.
Please pack in and pack out all garbage.
Be mindful of your surroundings and wear appropriate clothing for the time of year.
Be respectful of others using the trails.
Let others know of your intended route and estimated return time.