Shannon Basin Loop
Dense forest loop with scenic views of Goat Ridge, Shannon Creek, and Sky Pilot.
The Shannon Basin Loop Trail is an Intermediate, winding loop that follows the terrain around the Shannon Creek watershed and offers scenic views of Goat Ridge, Shannon Creek, and Sky Pilot.
The Shannon Basin Loop begins on the Backcountry Access Road, then drops down an old roadbed that meanders down 3.2 km to a bridge crossing over Shannon Creek. From there you can drop down the Sea to Summit Trail and continue to the bottom of the gondola, or stay right to take the Upper Sea to Summit Trail to return to the summit. Connecting to the Upper Sea to Summit Trail makes for a nice, moderately technical, 2-3 hour return trip from the top of the gondola.
From the summit of the Sea to Sky Gondola, the trailhead can be found down the Backcountry Access Road behind the Summit Lodge.
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Keep in mind this route requires a gondola ride to the trailhead.
The best times to visit this trail are May through October.
|Hiking, Trail Running
|2 - 3 hours