North of Dawson Creek and south of Fort St John, the Stewart Lake Trail is a moderate route to the namesake lake.
To reach the trailhead from Fort St John, head south on the Alaska Highway to near Milepost 30. Look for Gagne Road heading west (#240?). Follow this road west for several miles bearing left and look for Northland Trailblazers snowmobile sign and park here.
You will see a road heading to the south-west; it will travel along a field, then turn to the right and into the trees. Along the field is a trail to the right that goes to a warm-up cabin and out-house. After passing the field and heading into the trees, the trail winds down and around, and has several good mud-holes (with bypasses). You will come to a creek crossing, and eventually youll find a second creek and a pipeline right-of-way. You can open the fence (gate) and turn to the right; close the gate behind you. Follow the pipeline to a logging road. Cross the road and continue to the next road. Turn right and follow it to Stewart Lake.
Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.
Overall, Stewart Lake Trail is the 44th most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia.