This 12km hike behind Ladysmith follows access roads up and around Stocking Lake. It is easy trail but is gains more than 300 metres in elevation. The trail around the lake is relatively flat but the access road to get up there to start the hike is a good climb.
Directions to Trailhead
The official directions to the Heart Lake and Stocking Lake Loop trails will be to take Davis Road off the highway, then right onto Battie Drive where you can park and walk up to the hill to start hiking from the gate on Ryan Place. This just leads to walking along the powerlines to Thetis Drive. A better start is to continue along Davis Road to Hall Road then onto Thetis Drive. There will be a wood signpost on the left side of the road and an access road leading into the woods around a gate. Start your hike here.
- Round Trip: 12.00 km
- Nearest City: Ladysmith
- More than 5km