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Madeleine Csillag-Wong reviewed Bald Mountain
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Generous parking, Well-marked trail. Follow ‘Summit Connector’ at any junction point and you will make your way to the summit. Lovely lookouts all along the way. Not to be missed!

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Paul Lancaster reviewed Bald Mountain
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Absolutely gorgeous views all the way up! Switchbacks made for a great hike to reach the summit. A “must do” when visiting Lake Cowichan as trails are well marked.

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LORRAINE Jeffries reviewed Kamma Ridge and Minna Ridge
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Stuart Green reviewed Kamma Ridge and Minna Ridge
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Luke Gabriel reviewed Bald Mountain
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Gerhard M reviewed Bald Mountain
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Tessa Crofton reviewed Bald Mountain
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Beautiful views. Well maintained and well marked. Definitely a "must do" in Lake Cowichan!

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Anna C reviewed Bald Mountain
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HikingNo shade

Loved this hike - views all way up, moderate climb, and best of all it was really quiet even on a holiday weekend. Recommend hiking on a cooler sunny day but there is always the lake to jump into at the bottom if you get too hot !

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Stuart Lanqvist reviewed Bald Mountain
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Great views, relatively quiet for a long weekend.

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HikingBugs
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Trail rating is accurate - this is hard, especially in the heat! Buggy in some spots. Gorgeous views. The tarns up top are amazing, make sure to bring something to swim in if that's your thing. Didn't see another soul, a rarity for island hikes these days!

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Steven Reilander reviewed Heather Mountain Trail
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HikingBugsScramble

It has an amazing view from the top. There is a gate at the beginning of the road which adds distance to the route by at least 1.5km each way. Including that extra distance you are looking at closer to a 23km route. The majority of the hike is on a rocky logging road, which is underwhelming. The trail to the summit doesn’t really begin until the logging road runs out at kilometre 9 approximately. From that point a small and unassuming “deer trail” provides the path towards the summit. This is where the hike becomes interesting with scramble, crossing muddy and soggy water holes in an alpine oasis.

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Jordan Gregoris reviewed Heather Mountain Trail
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Well marked, great hike, camped overnight at the summit :)

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Vivian Leung reviewed Bald Mountain
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No washroom at trailhead - the one at the park on opposite side of the road was closed (covid?) There is a porta potty 1.5k away at Marble Bay Park. Trail is pretty easy to navigate & straightforward. I went a day after a rainy day so the part past the ridge to the end was a bit wet and slippery on roots & rocks.

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Rachelle D reviewed Bald Mountain
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The majority of this trail is pretty moderate and goes on for quite a distance. Several points seemed like the top but it kept going! Some have said this is a quick hike but I disagree. The trail is completely open with almost no shade. Add a warm day with blue sky to that and it can take it's toll on you, if you're not super seasoned. Watch out for a spot where it gets very narrow and is on the edge of a steep cliff closer to where the trail starts going to the top.

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Peter Olivastri reviewed Widow Creek to Sherk Lake
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Awesome hike. It was a nice trail to do as our first hike that’s more then 13Km. The terrain is pretty much just a gravel road. We didn’t see any bears but definitely saw lots of tracks.

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Andrew Lee reviewed Bald Mountain
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Easy to moderate hike, got to the top in 1 hr 20 mins at a brisk pace of 4 km/h with minimal breaks Views at the end are slightly disappointing, not at all sweeping, no view towards the main part of Lake Cowichan, but still a nice hike on a sunny day with some uphill, not too easy, not too hard

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Tori Stevens reviewed Bald Mountain
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HikingOver grown

Loved the trail! Was fairly easy up until the last lookout point and then a bit steeper and overgrown up to the summit. Views of the lake were amazing

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Brooke TA reviewed Bald Mountain
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This is my favourite trail. Lots of switchbacks to make the elevation a nice easy grade all the way up. This trail is actually about 12km out and back of you go all the way to the summit. Most people stop at the Lookout Log, which is about 10.5km

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Candi Corbett reviewed Widow Creek to Sherk Lake
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I didn't quite make it as I was knee high in snow but I will try again in a few week

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Clint Nickerson reviewed Bald Mountain
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Steady climb, lots of cool rocks along the way :)

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Dustin Bare reviewed Bald Mountain
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Great quick burner hike. Not many people out and amazing views.

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Nick Taylor reviewed Bald Mountain
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Gorgeous blue sky day. Last time I went up it was pissing rain and foggy. Great view of the lake. Good leg burn.

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SoFly Schamehorn reviewed Bald Mountain
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summit to peak lookout

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Nathan Uttangi reviewed Bald Mountain
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Good quick trail!

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Jada Avon reviewed Bald Mountain
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Lovely views! Moderate level... easy incline on the way to the Lookout point.

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Gleb Makarenko reviewed Bald Mountain
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HikingNo shadeRocky

It was a fairly tough trail, if you are going all the way. Almost no shade, and no creeks for refreshing. The trail itself is well maintained even beyond “not maintained“ point. We made it all the way with a 6 and a 4 yo. For full video review including aerial footage of the hike please search for “Bald Mountain, Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island Hike” on YouTube.

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