Explore the most popular forest trails near Langford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Challenging but not too long. Just right for a few hours. Great views!

trail running
22 days ago

Great for a sunset run.

hiking
28 days ago

quick workout, often do this as multiples

quick and dirty hike

great views

Easy 1.5 hour hike, view at about half an hour and then again 15 min later. A bit of steep rocky areas.

Great views after a relatively steep, well marked ascent. Mostly road and poorly marked and neglected trails after the power line. Strongly recommend considering another route for descent.

Not sure why this is getting such great reviews. Maybe cause this is as nice as it gets for the island? I live on the mainland and lots of the hikes I’ve done are spectacular. Anyways, this wasn’t hard imo, pup and me got to the top pretty quick but the view wasn’t too impressive so we didn’t spend any time at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike on a sunny, clear day. If it is a hot day and you have a dog with you bring water as no streams.

My favourite hike !

Nice climb.. fire road out

Its very challenging and its a great workout. Also offers beautiful view.

Was wondering if anyone knew of the best place to park for completing this hike?
Also if it’s easier than completing the front side? Wanting to take my ma

on Mount Finlayson Loop

2 months ago

great workout

great views. fun hike!

Really enjoyable trail, fairly steep in places with lots of loose gravel/rocks but the views at the top are totally worth it, you can see all the way into Victoria from the summit. The trail was well marked and easy to follow as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail, definitely a climb but the view from the trestle was worth it. The Niagara waterfall was beautiful and easy to access before heading up to the trestle as well. The trail itself was interesting and required attention but wasn’t too physically demanding.

on Goldstream Trestle

3 months ago

Awesome. Quiet with wilderness right beside the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Went with my 12 year old son and friend and loved the challenge! Took our time and had fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trail with an even better view. Challenging and so rewarding.

I saw this family with two small children walking back down the mountain and thought “this isn’t going to be that hard, a six year old is walking down”. Fuck that. That trail was difficult. How the fuck did that kid make it up here?! That kid was a mutant or half-goat or a half-goat mutant.
5/5 would question reality again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Trestle is super cool. I didn't realize that you can see right through the Trestle between every wood beam - it's pretty high! Instead of hiking back right away we took the Gold Mine trail South and checked out the abandone mine shift. That spits you out at the highway. You an either cross the highway right there (a bit sketchy) or continue South and cross underneath with the stream. Then we continued North back to the parking lot. All in was about 6 km.

great view from the top.

A bit confusing to start - need to follow highway north to cross the water. After that its a great trail.

Wow! Beautiful mountain!

I love this hike, but I take the back way because I'm afraid of the cliffs. I really enjoy it until that point.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful quick day hike. Gorgeous sights and easy marked trail. Many ways to take to the top which makes it fun and allows you to change it up if you want to hike it multiple times. The waterfall is a great place to sit and splash around in or enjoy a snack sitting on the rocks under the mist of the waterfalls.

It is definitely very steep and there is a sign now that says no Public Access as CRD has a center at the top now. We still climbed it and it was gorgeous :)

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with good cardio. Top half can be slippery with either rain or in summer the dust. Good trail runners essential.

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