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The Best Hiking Trails in British Columbia (Canada)

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  • near Salt Spring Island, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.60mi
    Elevation +
    643f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofMount Maxwell (Salt Spring Isl.) - Retreads Photo ofMount Maxwell (Salt Spring Isl.) - Retreads Photo ofMount Maxwell (Salt Spring Isl.) - Retreads

    This hike circumnavigates Mount Maxwell in the provincial park of the same name. It offers splendid views over the channel separating Salt Spring Island from Vancouver Island The outbound leg follows a ridge with wond...

  • near Chemainus, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.07mi
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCVT Chemainus to Stocking Falls (Chemainus) - Retreads Photo ofCVT Chemainus to Stocking Falls (Chemainus) - Retreads Photo ofCVT Chemainus to Stocking Falls (Chemainus) - Retreads

    This hike follows the Cowichan Valley Trail, alongside the E and N Railway tracks, from Chemainus to Stocking Creek Park where you will take a short side trail to Stocking Falls. The trail is wide and well groomed, it is...

  • near Cedar, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.29mi
    Elevation +
    223f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofHemer Park (Prehike Cedar) - Retreads Photo ofHemer Park (Prehike Cedar) - Retreads Photo ofHemer Park (Prehike Cedar) - Retreads

    < this was the prehike, the actual hike is "Hemer Park (Cedar) - Retreads" > This pleasant stroll in Hemer Provincial Park just south of Nanaimo follows well maintained trails through wetland areas and along the shores ...

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  • Cobble Hill (Duncan)- Retreads

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    near Cobble Hill, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCobble Hill (Duncan)- Retreads Photo ofCobble Hill (Duncan)- Retreads Photo ofCobble Hill (Duncan)- Retreads

    This hike in the CVRD's Cobble Hill regional park (just south if Duncan) offers a good cardio workout with a reward of spectacular views from the summit. The trails are well signed and well maintained. You will ascend t...

  • Mum's Park (Duncan) - Retreads

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    near North Cowichan, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.57mi
    Elevation +
    144f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofMum's Park (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofMum's Park (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofMum's Park (Duncan) - Retreads

    This is a nice ramble in a parcel of young fir forest in a suburban setting near to downtown Duncan. It's a nice shady walk on a hot summer day. The trail rolls along over small hills & valleys. For the most part, it is...

  • near Harmac, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    322f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCable Bay/Dodd Narrows (Nanaimo) - Retreads Photo ofCable Bay/Dodd Narrows (Nanaimo) - Retreads Photo ofCable Bay/Dodd Narrows (Nanaimo) - Retreads

    A great trail, illustrating typical coastal island forest. It starts out with mixed cedar and maple (some of them huge) forest and then changes to fir and arbutus along the coast. The trails are well maintained by the Ci...

  • Rural/Urban (Duncan) - Retreads

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    near Hillcrest, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.45mi
    Elevation +
    282f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofRural/Urban (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofRural/Urban (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofRural/Urban (Duncan) - Retreads

    A nice walk through a mostly semi-rural setting along well groomed and marked trails. Apart from one section between waypoint #27 & #29 all is done away from auto traffic. Pretty views of Mt. Prevost and Somenos Marsh wi...

  • near Cherry Point, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.01mi
    Elevation +
    315f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofHof Park, Cherry Pt. Beach Walk (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofHof Park, Cherry Pt. Beach Walk (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofHof Park, Cherry Pt. Beach Walk (Duncan) - Retreads

    There are two sections to this hike. The first part is in the Cies and Miep Memorial Park a lovely walk with significant elevation change. The trail goes up and around a steep forest ravine. At the top there are some ...

  • near Westholme, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    6.06mi
    Elevation +
    295f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofGrace Rd. to Lower Bannon Creek Falls (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofGrace Rd. to Lower Bannon Creek Falls (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofGrace Rd. to Lower Bannon Creek Falls (Duncan) - Retreads

    This hike is in the Somenos Land District near Crofton and Chemainus. Enroute to Lower Bannon Creek falls you will be hiking near Big and Little Sicker mountains, named after John J. Sicker an early homesteader in that a...

  • Southfork Lakes Trail

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    near Flathead, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.42mi
    Elevation +
    2244f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofSouthfork Lakes Trail Photo ofSouthfork Lakes Trail Photo ofSouthfork Lakes Trail

    A 12km out and back trek with an average 15% grade makes this a challenging day hike. The route makes its way up a steep ridgeline before levelling out through Southfork Valley to three pristine alpine lakes each having ...

  • near Cassidy, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.10mi
    Elevation +
    495f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofHaslam Creek to Timberland Lake (Cassidy) - Retreads Photo ofHaslam Creek to Timberland Lake (Cassidy) - Retreads Photo ofHaslam Creek to Timberland Lake (Cassidy) - Retreads

    This hike takes you across a gorge formed by Haslam Creek, via a substantial cable bridge, to lovely Timberland Lake. The bridge over Haslam Creek offers great views down into the narrow gorge that it flows through. I...

  • near Lake Cowichan, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.08mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofFair Service Main: (A Circle of Trails)—PRE-TREADS Photo ofFair Service Main: (A Circle of Trails)—PRE-TREADS Photo ofFair Service Main: (A Circle of Trails)—PRE-TREADS

    This is a circle route of new and old trails, roads and paths in forested areas of the Fair Service Main logging area. Most are courtesy of the land owner (Mosaic) under an agreement with the Cowichan Trail Blazer Societ...

  • near Lake Cowichan, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.17mi
    Elevation +
    823f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofValley Views from Greenwell (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofValley Views from Greenwell (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofValley Views from Greenwell (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads

    Like our other two versions of this hike, this one leads to spectacular views of the Cowichan Valley. From the summit of the hike, high on the side of Skidder Mountain, you will be rewarded by a view taking in the whole ...

  • near Maple Bay, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.34mi
    Elevation +
    850f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofMt. Tzouhalem, Nevilane to Jitka's Bench II Photo ofMt. Tzouhalem, Nevilane to Jitka's Bench II Photo ofMt. Tzouhalem, Nevilane to Jitka's Bench II

    This challenging hike over the plate-of-spaghetti that is the trail system on Mt. Tzouhalem, takes you from the parking lot on Nevilane Dr. to Jitka's Bench on the south east side of the mountain. The forest on Mt. Tz...

  • Holt Creek I (Duncan) -Retreads

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    near Sahtlam, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    223f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofHolt Creek I (Duncan) -Retreads Photo ofHolt Creek I (Duncan) -Retreads Photo ofHolt Creek I (Duncan) -Retreads

    This hike starts from "Glenora Trailheads Regional Park". It is a lovely hike along the Cowichan River Footpath, a woodland trail running beside Holt Creek & the Cowichan River.The woods along the lower section of the tr...

  • near Lake Cowichan, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.42mi
    Elevation +
    312f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofLake Cowichan Urban Hike - Retreads Photo ofLake Cowichan Urban Hike - Retreads Photo ofLake Cowichan Urban Hike - Retreads

    This is an urban hike (OK, "walk") around the town of Lake Cowichan. It is also a historical tour and I have annotated the waypoint photos with the history of what is shown in them. Please note the Wikiloc of this hik...

  • near Beaver Point, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.08mi
    Elevation +
    502f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofRuckle Park Farm Circle (Salt Spring) - Retreads Photo ofRuckle Park Farm Circle (Salt Spring) - Retreads Photo ofRuckle Park Farm Circle (Salt Spring) - Retreads

    This hike circles the working Ruckle Heritage farm in the Provincial park of the same name. The first half is along the coast and the rest is through the forest surrounding the farm. The shoreline stretch looks out on...

  • near Paldi, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.85mi
    Elevation +
    751f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofStoltz Bluff Triceratops (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofStoltz Bluff Triceratops (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofStoltz Bluff Triceratops (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads

    This challenging hike takes you to the top of south facing Stoltz Bluff. From the top there are views as far east as Mt. Maxwell on Saltspring Isld. & west as far as the hills above Lake Cowichan. Due south you will catc...

  • near Mud Bay, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.75mi
    Elevation +
    272f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofAlong Rosewall Creek to Lower Therriault Falls Photo ofAlong Rosewall Creek to Lower Therriault Falls Photo ofAlong Rosewall Creek to Lower Therriault Falls

    Rosewall Creek Provincial Park has a single wilderness trail along picturesque Rosewall Creek from a parking lot and picnic area to a remote waterfall. The trail is challenging with slippery roots, sections of narrow tra...

  • Mt Quimper V73

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    near Saseenos, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.92mi
    Elevation +
    2152f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofMt Quimper V73 Photo ofMt Quimper V73 Photo ofMt Quimper V73

    The Mt Quimper climb is one of my favourite hikes.This variation of the Mt Quimper hike is the 4th that I have recorded. This is called V 73 as we climbed and recorded the track log on my 73 birthday. The route goes up t...

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  • Rainsford Lake — Retreads

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    near Crofton, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.03mi
    Elevation +
    997f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofRainsford Lake — Retreads Photo ofRainsford Lake — Retreads Photo ofRainsford Lake — Retreads

    This is fairly long 3C hike looping in a circle over some of the elevations, coastline of Maple Mt. near Crofton 0n Vancouver Island. Beginning at the main trail parking lot, it ascends and winds up to primitive Rainsfor...

    Great views of Quamichan Lake and Crofton harbour. The lake is pretty. Watch for the “bear rub tree”!
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  • near Somenos, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    1.98mi
    Elevation +
    433f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofMt Prevost Hidden Peaks Loop (Duncan) -Retreads Photo ofMt Prevost Hidden Peaks Loop (Duncan) -Retreads Photo ofMt Prevost Hidden Peaks Loop (Duncan) -Retreads

    This hike will take you around the top of Mt. Prevost, along the way you will get great views into the Cowichan Valley, to the Gulf Islands and on a clear day to Mt. Baker in Washington state. You will frequently see rap...

  • near View Royal, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.09mi
    Elevation +
    292f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofThetis Lake Prov. Park — Retreads Photo ofThetis Lake Prov. Park — Retreads Photo ofThetis Lake Prov. Park — Retreads

    Very popular with dog walkers, a series of easy lakeshore trails follows hilly topography around Thetis Lake with beautiful overlooks and a lovely shaded forest. Extended trail system is linked to the shore trails.

  • Iceline Loop via Celeste Lake

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    near Field, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    11.63mi
    Elevation +
    2395f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofIceline Loop via Celeste Lake Photo ofIceline Loop via Celeste Lake Photo ofIceline Loop via Celeste Lake

    One of the most beautiful and diverse day hikes I've ever seen. I can't recommend it highly enough. It is a long, difficult hike but the variety of terrain and sheer amount of time with panoramic views is tough to beat. ...

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