|Estimated Time||1 hr 30 mins|
|Elevation Change||26 meters|
|Features||old cars, shed|
|Trail Markers||red paint, arrows|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
The Red Loop on the Beck Trails is an interesting exploration of the life of Elwood Beck. Elwood Beck lived on the property from 1945 to 1991. You can read about his eccentric life in this CBC article about the trail.
The Red Loop zig-zags through the woods passing by many old cars and trucks. The trees have grown up through and around the old vehicles. A side trail accesses the old shed where Beck lived in his final days. The shed is starting to collapse in on itself so use caution. There is also really old farm equipment, piles of tires and other car parts.
The trail travels through a mixed forest with sections going through fir stands and strange pine stands. Near the end of the trail you will find the old basement from the house that used to be onsite. If you want more of a wilderness experience, check out the blue trail that extends back into the woods for 10 kilometers.
For directions to the Beck Trails go to the Beck Trails page.
The Red Loop Trail leaves the parking area on the right and at the back of the parking loop. On our last visit there was a red arrow on a stake showing where the trail was, but unfortunately it had fallen over in the long grass.
Trail Last Hiked: July 1, 2021.
Page Last Updated: March 28, 2022.