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

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26 days ago

Was a really hard hike for me, as I haven't hiked anywhere, in a while. My legs were sore for 2 days but I would do it again, the weather was perfect, a little bit cloudy with a cool breeze. So lucky! Beautiful view with some great company :)

28 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike, lots to see. Only two things keeping it from being 5 stars is the constant noise from the nearby rifle range and that portions of the trial you are going up the Downhill bikers trails. Make sure you bring water, you will need it. Dogs will have an issue as there are sections that require you to scale a rock wall (8 feet or so) with a rope.

Great trail by the sea. Many options to shorten or make it longer, so absolutely great with small kids.
Fairy doors add extra magic for the kids:-)

I love the fairy forest you can find here! Plus the views!

However some people keep stealing the fairy doors some kids are making :(

1 month ago

Supper great hike! Even though it was very steep at some points well worth it for the view at the top.

nice walk I took my little buddy there alot of dogs

1 month ago

It is very challenging remember the top. When you reach the view it is not the top...keep going. When you reach the flag your done!

trails are well marked. went up the difficult trail. legs were like jello when we were done

A challenge at times but worth the climb!

They have expanded the trail; now enters into a larger trail section. Look for the signs when walking it!

4 months ago

Nice walk along the ocean. Awesome on sunny days, you can see all the mountains across the water.

Friday, August 11, 2017

5 hour round trip, with several stops to have something to eat and drink and also spent some time up at the top. went straight up the intermediate trail. It was incredibly difficult for me as this was my first difficult/long hike. I went in April and there was still quite a bit of snow on the top. I definitely recommend proper footwear. My feet were wet when I made it to the top, I was very happy that I brought extra socks and plastic bags to put over them to keep them dry for the trip down. Going down is much more difficult than going up. Trail is pretty well marked and relatively well populated. Definitely highly recommend doing this hike. Incredibly beautiful and rewarding to climb a mountain.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nice hike with the family. Will do it again when the smoke clears.

Nice bike trail

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Done it well over a hundred times. some routes still challenge me.

First time. Snow covered. Better if dogs could be off leash.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nice trail. getaways. Need to take a boat shuttle there

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

March 31st, Pretty much had the trail to ourselves. Got lucky with unseasonably warm day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It was beautiful and awesome. Also had a good time slipping into the water after trying to be cool walking across a slippery log! :D Be careful kids!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Short but Nice. Beaver there too.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

i like this small island a lot i would recommmend camping over night note it is only tenting!!, it has a great history of mining underneath it and the chance to see the old quarry sites for sandstone mining. The trails around the island are well worth the hike and i would recommend this being a five minute boat ride over to the island via public foot ferry it is 9 dollars for a round trip

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