Explore the most popular hiking 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Only a small challenge but definitely worth the views!

Short loop but well maintained and beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail leading down to the water. Very peaceful and beautifully maintained.

The trail was marked as damaged from overuse.


The view of the waterfall was incredible. It is wide and tall. The bridge was stable and allowed views of both sides.

I’ve done this hike many times. It’s not long, and the falls are beautiful. We always head off the path at the top of the waterfalls and build an inuksuk.

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.

Really nice scenery

Easy accessibility is able for all

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!

hiking
3 months 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.

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.

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

Nice stay but could have better spaced out campsites

Awesome views of the water fall and an easy walk.

hiking
6 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.

birding
7 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!

Friday, October 13, 2017

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!

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