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.

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
1 month 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.

birding
2 months ago

Pretty easy hike, nice path. Plenty of friendly people and even more pooches. A great spot for the amateur birder. Spotted several different species (pileated woodpecker,
merganser, thrush, robin, pacific wren, brown creeper). And also sea lions.

Very beautiful! Nice short loop.

Great work out and amazing views. Loved it!

It was wonderful, waters quite high but didn't effect any of the trails. just a nice and easy wet coast morning!

Better than I expected. The hike actually can be a loop. There are several bridges that traverse the river so it’s not really an in and out walk. Very easy. Definitely accessible walk for all ages and abilities.

We lucked out on this hike with the weather. It's a very easy, little to no elevation gain. Keep an eye out for the handmade Owls along the trail. Make sure you make it to Dodd's Narrows and if you're in luck, you'll catch the sea otters feasting on fish across from Mudge Island. Bring a snack and water and please don't litter!

Took the judges route up. Snowed the night before and near the top some of the steep rocky scrambles had potential to be very dangerous with the ice and snow, but with careful judgement and patience we made it up to the summit all in one piece. The hike is very steep and not for the faint-hearted. This was my first time hiking this mountain and the views on the way and at the summit were unreal.

Wonderfully beautiful waterfalls on upper falls trail. Good hike on loop trail

Really beautiful east short trail

easy hike, and easy enough to get off path and really take in the views.

The gate to the logging road is closed due to extreme fire risk. Only way u r getting in there is by bike.

Easy trail, really good for families. The waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous and there are some great little spots to have a dip in the water. Absolutely loved it and would definitely go again!

BC's narrowest canyon, beautiful waterfalls and a great river at the bottom to splash around in, what's not to like?

hiking
8 months ago

This was a nice hike through the forest. Lots of giant old growth maple which was really great to see. A bit disappointing when I got to the ocean because I was expecting the view to be a little nicer. I recommend this hike only for the old growth forest.

The color of the water is so beautiful! It is a great walk but king of short.

Pretty easy going trail through the trees to a nice beach spot (across the bridge). Saw a seal!

My favourite off leash dog trail. I would say it's very well populated and most people are very friendly. Very easy and great begginer trail in my opinion. This is also the dinosaur trail - toy dinosaurs are hidden all along the pathways for kids to find, and they're all up for exchanges as long as your trading for equal valued toys. My son loves it there. The trail is not a loop, you get to a nice little beach and then you backtrack to get back to the parking lot. At the end of the trail there is a bridge that says not to go past, but I've heard there is a hike to Dodd's Narrows if you continue on. I have yet to try this but I will be checking it out the next time I go back.

Tried to go today, but the gates are closed due to high fire hazards. Apparently the mountain has been shut down for 2 weeks now. They will probably reopen once the heat settles down :)

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome and challenging hike with great rock climbing opportunities. Not for the faint of heart!

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