Haskin Farm Trail

The Haskin Farm Trail begins at the junction of Smith Road and Heriot Bay Road and takes you along a forest trail over level terrain for 10 minutes to an old farm site in a grassy meadow where the old apple trees still bear fruit. From the meadow the trail continues onward into forest for another ten minutes of hiking then begins a steep descent to the beach. The trail ends at the beach along Quadra’s east side, where you see Marina and Cortes Islands across Sutil Channel from you. You sometimes spot whales from this beach and usually hear them before you see them, with their loud ‘whooooshes’ as they blow.

Here is a red-capped sap sucker, a type of woodpecker commonly seen on Quadra.

Hiking time from Haskin Farm Trail car-park area to beach is about 25 minutes.

Quadra’s eastern coastline is a delight for beach combers; you never know what you’ll find washed ashore there.