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

This is a very accessible trail and keeps my 64 year old lungs in good shape.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike for a sunny day but definitely want good footwear for the slippery sections!

Great hike! The blue trail is moderate, yellow trail is a little more challenging but a great view. We did blue first and returned on yellow.

A great hike along Sansom Narrows.
Take your time to enjoy the ever-changing environment, especially along the Yellow trail.

hiking
3 months ago

A really nice hike with wonderful scenery when the sun is shining. I would caution doing the blue/yellow on wet or frosty days, there are a couple of spots where the rock would be very slippy and therefore dangerous to hike. I’m new to the island; of the hikes I have been on I would rate this the best one yet.

A very scenic hike with great old growth scenic trails and awesome ocean view sections. A bit of a quad burner but the vistas are more than worth it.

Great trail but could mark the trails better.

hiking
5 months ago

I took my time, especially on the first half, as I chose the yellow trail, savouring the ever-changing vistas along the water. It was a bonus to come across the solar powered navigation light. Then up the Pink trail and back on the Blue trail.
Lots of beauty on the yellow trail. A peaceful, forested return on the Blue trail.
Will gladly do it again.

hiking
6 months ago

It was our first time hiking this trail and we loved it. Very well marked, no chance of getting lost. :) From the parking on Chilco Rd, the total distance there and back was about 11 km. It took us 3 hours with a few short stops. Would recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

I will definitely recommend this trail to any prepared intermediate hiker. The trail was well marked, if anything it was too marked, you can't go 100m without seeing a marker. Even after 3.5 hours and pouring rain at some times it was still a fantastic trail!

We did this however did the full blue trail to the end and met a very nice home owner who refilled our waters. We then back tracked then took the pink trail down to the yellow and back. Beautiful place!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views! Good WCT training. We wore our packs.

Great loop trail! Very well blazed. I would recommend good boots, poles, and maybe even gaitors. I'm glad i had my poles, wish I put my gaitors on (I packed them #regrets).

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views,great workout, some slippery spots

The view was totally worth it! If you haven't been before, we didn't see any signage, so it would be easy for ppl to get lost and turned around. Be mindful of your location and take water and snacks with you.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Good views. We wandered through the bike trails for a while. Looks like a great place for cross country biking.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

This is not flat!!! 2 miles uphill the entire way. This has a nice view in 2 places. Bring hiking poles for knees on the way back down.

Amazing views at peak and fantastic surprise was the Inukshuk 'village'!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

nice hike great views

hiking
8 months ago

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