Looking for a great trail near North Cowichan, British Columbia? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Of Canada, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in North Cowichan ranging from 2.3 to 12.2 miles and from 278 to 1,653 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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14 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous views that are worth the trip. It’s a pretty easy hike, but a busy place.

17 days ago

We go here all the time! It’s an amazing loop with quite a few different lookouts! Super quick and pretty easy for such an amazing view! Just watch out for the muddy patches. Might want to bring some grippy, non slippy hiking boots :)

Absolutely beautiful trail with gorgeous views over the Salish Sea. Steep drops so keep children and pets close.

You are best to use this map or I am not sure how you would find your way around! Lots and lots of trails amazing view and a neat old rusted truck in the woods if you can find it! Big wide trails and they are adding beautiful cedar bridges and fencing and doing some nice maintenance work. Lots of exploring here

a hidden gem! I ll be back!

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

Super quick for an incredible view :)!

Amazing views!

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.

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.

Really enjoyed all the view points. An easy hike.

Beautiful trail for a walk

Great trail but could mark the trails better.

6 months ago

great Hike! Finally got the kids out and they loved it and the Wife was in awe of the view. (scored some points for the good family outing!!)

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.

Great walk, but cliff section is definitely not kid friendly. Lots of opportunities for a small child to stumble off the cliff.

6 months ago

Beautiful walk.... would recommend to anyone who enjoys walking and enjoying beautiful views :)

Always enjoy this hike, beautiful views and easy terrains.

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.

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!

7 months ago

We really enjoyed this little hike. We went counter clockwise on the trail which is marked as the harder way. It was still easy. Just more uphill than going clockwise. That being said, if you take the easy route you get all the beautiful view points quite close to the begining of the hike. I liked how the counter clockwise route made it so the view points were closer to the end. Great little hike and kid friendly for sure.

sweet loop great views quick and easy

amazing views. well marked trail. a few "do not pass this point" signs ignored to get to some stunning views. a must do again!

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!

Couple wet spots but it’s been a wet year, the trail starts and ends wide, some narrow parts along the middle, many gorgeous viewpoints, lots of signing frogs and tons of Arbutus Trees. Good for all skill level.

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

9 months ago

Nice trail, only some signs of private property along the way give strange feelings.

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