Gibsons trails are often the first introduction to Sunshine Coast trails for visitors. This map shows most of the trails, excluding trails within the urban area. You can click on the map itself to be taken to a page that includes trail descriptions.
Gibsons aka Gibsons Landing is a beautiful seaside town located on the Salish Sea (Georgia Strait). It is a five minute drive from the Langdale ferry terminal and approximately 1.5 hours from the Earls Cove ferry terminal. If you are planning to go on a real mountain biking adventure to the Coast Gravity Park and your home base is in Gibsons, you can plan on a 30 minute drive.
Sprockids Bike Park is the main mountain biking and hiking draw in Gibsons. It is a Sunshine Coast Regional District park. However, most of the trails here were built and are maintained by the local Sprockids organization with a little help every year from Capilano University's Mountain Bike students.
Soames Hill is another very popular hiking spot and provides absolutely stunning views from the top. The climb includes 334 stairs, but is well worth it.
Finally, if you are looking for a good day hike and workout, the Mt. Elphinstone Summit trail is a good choice. Access from Gibsons is from the White Trail at the top end of Sprockids Park. It is a climb in itself just to get to the trailhead and then another hour or two to get to the summit, depending on your fitness level. However, the views from the very top are well worth the effort, but don't expect much in the way of a view on the way up. As a cautionary note, there is often snow on this mountain for most of the winter and sometimes even late into spring so unless you are very experienced this would not be a good time to explore.
Would you like a hard copy of the information from this website?
I have created a paper map and two booklets:
Sunshine Coast Trail Map - a 17" X 22" water-resistant map of all the trails on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Trails - a compilation of all of the areas trail descriptions and maps.
Sunshine Coast Hikes and Bikes - some of my favourite routes.