Live, Laugh, Adventure

……and take lots of photos along the way!

Hiking Information

Here are a few of the sites I find useful in researching hiking trails:

I also use Google Earth, Garmin BaseCamp and the Vancouver Island Backroads mapbook a lot to research and plan hikes.

Here is a list of Vancouver Island hikes or snowshoes I like to do (listed South to North):

Victoria/Sooke Area

  • Mystic Beach
  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

Duncan / Shawnigan Lake / Maple Bay Area

  • Mt Tzouhalem
  • Koksilah Big Trees
  • Maple Mountain from Maple Bay
  • Koksilah Trestle
  • Baldy Mountain
  • Genoa Bay Lookout trail
  • Mt Richards

Ladysmith Area/Chemanus/Crofton

  • Heart Lake
  • Holland Creek Trail
  • Stocking Lake
  • Mt Brenton
  • Christie Falls
  • Maple Mountain from Chilco Road in Crofton

Nanaimo Area

  • Green Mountain
  • Mt De Cosmos
  • Mt Hooker
  • Haslam Creek to Timberland Lake (with suspension bridge)
  • White Pine Trail
  • The Notch
  • Roberts Roost
  • Mt Benson – Witchcraft to the top
  • Mt Benson – Westwood lake to the top
  • Mt Benson – Witchraft to #2 lookout
  • Witchcraft Lake to Westwood Ridge
  • Ammonite Falls from lower Dumont Road
  • Ammonite Falls from upper Dumont Road
  • Ammonite Falls from Jameson Road
  • Ammonite Falls from the pit
  • Blackjack Ridge
  • Westwood Ridges
  • Mt Copely
  • Sam Hill
  • The Stepps
  • The Abyss
  • North slope of Mt Benson from Jameson Road
  • Okay Mountain
  • Rocky Run up Mt Moriarty
  • Cable Bay Trail
  • Nanaimo River Regional Park trail
  • Hemer Park
  • Colliery Dam trails
  • Morrell Sanctuary Trails
  • Westwood lake trails
  • TransCanada trail from Extension to Nanaimo River
  • Nanoose Bay View trail

Mt Arrowsmith Area

  • Mt Cokely up the ski hill
  • Mt Cokely up the Saddle Trail
  • Mt Arrowsmith up the Judge’s Route
  • CPR trail from the base of Mt Cokely to the lookout and back along the river
  • Mt. Moriarty via Labor Day Lake
  • Arrowsmith Lake from Northwest Bay
  • Wesley Ridge

Comox Area

Horne Lake Area

  • Mt Mark
  • Rosewall Creek
  • Big Qualicum

Port Alberni Area

Campbell River Area /Strathcona Park

Here’s a few trails on my to do list:

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