Cyprus Lake campground was full so we booked a spot at High Dump at backcountry campground. There are two ways to hike in to high Dump - from the High Logging Dump parking (what we did) or from the Crane Lake parking lot. They are both 7-8km hikes, with the easier hike being from the Crane Lake starting point. The High Logging Dump parking lot has bathrooms and is also a popular day beach/hike spot. It is an 800m walk from the parking lot to the trailhead. The trail to High Dump is entirely up along the escarpment and there is no access to water until you reach the campsite. The first half of the hike is on a dirt path that winds through forests and out to the edge of the escarpment with some beautiful views of the coastline. The second half of the trail heads a little more inland and is rockier in spots. There are a few slightly steeper section but the rock has many footholds and for the most part you just need to watch your step (wear hiking boots). We hiked on a hot day and while the path is mostly shaded, it was extremely muggy and buggy. You then make a short descent down to the beach (there is a rope to help you over the steepest section if you need it). The campsite was great and the beach absolutely beautiful. The campsites are private sites and as the beach is long and there are only 9 campsites, it is definitely not crowded. The water was very refreshing as we arrived sweaty and bitten! Absolutely beautiful sunset too.
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