Cabin Fever & Millipede Hiking and Biking Route

Located in Halfmoon Bay and close to the Suncoaster Trail, Cabin Fever, built specifically for the 2010 BC Bike Race, and Millipede combine to make a great hiking or biking route. Total distance covered is about 5 kms or 3 miles, has an elevation gain of approx. 200 m and takes about 1.5 hours to hike. Biking of course will generally take less time.

  1. You can access the Cabin Fever trailhead by taking Hwy. 101 from Sechelt about 13 kms to the Homesite Creek Forest Service Road.
  2. Turn right onto the road and follow it approx. 3.2 kms. You will come to an area on the right where two or three cars can park. It is about .2 km from the 3 km marker.
  3. If you are parked facing the trees, the trail head is right in front and a bit to the right of your car.
  4. The image below is actually 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. Oh, you can close the bubble to get it out of your way.

    Cabin Fever Millipede trail route via Mapsource

    Route map of Cabin Fever and Millipede via Mapsource

  5. I hiked this trail up Cabin Fever and across and down Millipede. Follow the trail as it climbs through a beautifully treed area and crosses three streams. There are roots, rocks, bridges and an area where the trail switchbacks. It takes about 20 min. to a half hour to cover the 1.5 kms.
  6. At the top, you come out onto a branch of the Halfmoon Carlson Forest Service Road. At this point, turn left and follow the road for about .3 kms.
  7. View of where Cabin Fever comes out to logging road

  8. You will cross a bridge and then take the first right onto an old deactivated road. This is the start of Millipede.
  9. Head up this road and it will gradually narrow down to a single track. This is a very, very wet trail for most of the year. There is mud and a wide, fairly deep creek that flows across the trail. However, there is a log bridge with metal mesh on it for traction that allows you to get around the water. You would have to carry your bike to get it up and over this log or you could ride through the water, but most of the year you would get your feet wet doing this.
  10. You will cross a bridge and then take the first right onto an old deactivated road. This is the start of Millipede.
  11. A little further on you cross another old logging road and head straight into the next section of Millipede.
  12. Log bridge over stream on Millipede

  13. This next section of Millipede is short and uninspiring as it winds through the clear cut. The only bonus here is the view out over the straight and right across to Vancouver Island.
  14. Once again you will pop out to a logging road. Turn left and walk only 50 metres or so and then cut back into the next section of Millipede that cuts down across more clear cut, but then drops down into the forest again.
  15. At the end of this section head back out into another clear cut area where you drop down to another old logging road. Straight across this road is the entrance to the last section of Millipede.
  16. Entrance to last section of Millipede

  17. The final section of Millipede is really pretty as it meanders through the forest and over a winding, rickety wooden bridge/boardwalk. It is about 1/2 kilometre long and ends back out at the Homesite Creek Forest Service Road right at the 4 km marker.
  18. Turn left here for a short .8 km jaunt down to where your car is parked.

  19. Click here to return from Cabin Fever to the Bikes & Hikes page.

    Click here to return from Cabin Fever to the Sunshine Coast Trails Home page.

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