Tex Lyon Trail

The Tex Lyon Trail begins at the north end of Storey’s Beach. This challenging 12-kilometre trek to Dillon Point offers a wonderful adventure, but you need to be prepared before experiencing it. Tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to be back, check the tide schedule, allow eight hours for the round trip, wear good hiking boots (no sneakers) and be aware of wildlife.

Park Highlight:

Tex Lyon TrailA rugged coastal hiking experience only a few minutes from town.

A walk along the tide-rippled sand of Storey’s Beach, just a short drive from Port Hardy, will get you warmed up before entering the cool shade of the forest. Things get quiet when you are surrounded by trees which helps to focus your thoughts on your footing between tree roots and on steep sections. The ups and downs of the trail and the transitions from the forest floor to rocky beaches are sure to get your heart pumping. At points along this trail you will pop out onto rocky bluffs that present panoramic ocean views and a chance to catch your breath. Dillon Point is the turn-around for this out-and-back trail and can be reached in about 5 hours so adventurers setting out on this trek should give themselves a full day, allowing 12 hours (including breaks) for the return trip.

Closest Communities:

Port Hardy, full-service

Getting there:

Regional District of Mount Waddington LogoFrom the Island Highway (Hwy 19), turn onto Byng Road towards the Port Hardy Airport; Turn left on Beaver Harbour Road; Turn right on Storey’s Beach Road and park in the lot near the boat launch and baseball diamonds; Walk along Storey’s Beach or Storey’s Beach Road to the trailhead at the end of Chatham Ave

Driving Distances:

A full loop circuit, depending on the route you take, will be approximately 100 km. This route is accessed by gravel logging road so driving time for the loop will be approximately 2.5 hours. The feature karst sites have lots to explore and short hiking trails so make sure you give yourself enough time explore!

More Parks and Recreations Sites Nearby

Port Hardy Recreation Complex

The District of Port Hardy provides year-round activities at the Port Hardy Recreation Centre. This complex includes a 25 meter indoor swimming pool, ice skating arena and large, modern Civic Centre. The complex also houses two tennis courts and a skateboard park on the grounds. The skateboard park is open year-round and skaters are invited to utilize this amenity at their own risk.