This short hike follows a historic cedar plank logging road it's way to a small lake north of Mission.
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From Highway #7 (Lougheed Highway) in Mission, turn on to Stave Lake Street. After following Stave Lake Street for a little over 4km, turn left on to Ferndale Avenue. Turn right on to Dewdney Trunk Road after another 3.8km. Follow Dewdney Trunk Road to the Mission Landfill - the trailhead for the hike is on the opposite side at a gated logging road.
The route to Hoover Lake begins at the gated logging road across from the Mission landfill. Follow the main road uphill for 3 kilometers to a well-marked trail leading into the forest on the left.
After entering the dark 40-50 year old forest, the trail winds it's way alongside an overgrown corduroy (cedar plank) logging road. Massive stumps seen along the trail are all that remain of the original old-growth forest.
After an easy 700m trek through the forest, the trail emerges at the shores of Hoover Lake. A small boardwalk winds around part of the lake to the left, eventually leading to an undeveloped campsite and a better view of the lake.
Unfortunately, vandals have destroyed the only out-house in the area.
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