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

A nice accessible walk with a few lovely views.

Nice trail, very easy. The swim in the lower falls was brisk but refreshing and the view of the upper falls was beautiful.

FYI. We tried but logging roads are closed due to extreme fire hazard so we couldn't get up to trail head.

Make sure to check out swimming hole above upper falls, before brown wooden middle bridge down dirt path. Awesome!

Really nice scenery

This was a tough hike but the reward is so worth it! The view at the top it unreal! Took the judges route up

Nice view and walk worth going for yourself

Easy accessibility is able for all

Low effort with high reward view at the end of the walk. Has several picnic tables for a quick lunch.

Nice and easy walk with a worthwhile view.

The whole loop of the upper and lower falls in total was a relatively short hike, and not too steep with barely a switchback! the forest is beautiful and the falls are breathtaking.

Amazing! Make sure to pack your swim stuff in the summertime and a hot day, and go find a swimming hole!

I walk this trail almost every single day. Live right down the road from it. Lovely having such a beautiful part of nature so close to home ♥️

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1 month ago

Did this hike on Canada day with the family, had two kids ages 6 and 9 and they had no problems with it. It was a a perfect length and elevation gain to avoid kid exhaustion. Great views of the surrounding area on clear days. Probably only took one hour at a leisurely pace.

great hike some birds and deer

An instant aerobic workout.! Worth it for the views.

A great short hike that pays off right away. Great, magical swim hole at the lower portion.

Beautiful walk through nature, very easy!

great for the family

great trail! disappointed with the beach views of the yellow cans... but my son sure enjoyed the sea creatures. Found lots of starfish, jelly fish, crabs and 5 dinos on the trail!!!

Lovely views if challenging elevation gains for such a short distance. Definitely would do it again.

My 1.5 year old son, my wife and I needed a little walk in the wonderful BC nature and heard about this little gem. the trail starts from the parking lot and has a great loop that's well maintained and easy to walk on. My son loved stopping to see the huge trees and bridges. the falls are beautiful and definitely worth the stop. if you need a quick hour walk/hike, this is a great option to consider.

As a prairie girl with short legs- holy incline, Batman! But the view was totally worth it and it was a nice all round hike, just a short trail.

Nice walk the colour of the water was beautiful and peaceful.

Beautiful walk beside waterfalls in a lichen laden forest.

Bit short and steep. But a great workout for those who want it!

Nice stay but could have better spaced out campsites

Easy loop with beautiful views.

Awesome views of the water fall and an easy walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Great short hike, i brought my 11 week Black Lab on this for his first "Big Hike" and it was extremely easy to follow. Lots of friendly faces and even friendlier 4 legged friends on the trail.

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