Rainy Day Lake Hut perches atop Hailstone Bluff and overlooks the lake it is named after. There are also two picnic areas and swimming docks. It’s a mere 15 minute walk from 4×4 parking on Rainy Day Lake Main, and a short hike up to some amazing ocean views – take the Freill Falls loop. The area is a good place to find berries and mushrooms in season.
Rainy Day Lake Hut At-A-Glance
- Open shelter
- Outhouse, picnic tables, fire pit, sleeping loft, swimming docks
Why you should go
The Rainy Day Lake Hut is located on the edge of the beautiful lake it is named for, and it is very accessible — just a few minutes walk in — from the Saltery Bay Main. In summer don’t forget your swimming trunks — this is a wonderfully refreshing place to swim and cool off!
How to get there
The easiest way to Rainy Day Lake Hut is to follow the trail access description for Fairview Bay Trail (pp. 109-10). Pass by the Saltery Bay SCT trailhead parking lot and drive up Saltery Bay Main for approximately 4 km until you reach the narrow and rutted Rainy Day Lake spur on your right (better hiked than driven). When you stop, please park on the main and don’t block access to the lake.
It’s a 10-minute walk to the first picnic table and swimming dock. From there it’s another 10 minutes along the south shore of the lake until you get to the campsite and outhouse. Up to your left is the Rainy Day Lake Hut up on Hailstone Bluff. All the huts on the SCT are maintained by volunteers. Please pack out your own garbage, and leave the huts in a tidy condition.
See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.