Looking for a great trail near Port Alberni, British Columbia? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Port Alberni ranging from 0.8 to 4.8 miles and from 32 to 741 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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nice quick easy walk with dog amoungst these giant trees... go for the view and feelings of amazement and wonder - its not for the workout! very muddy in sections.

Great little hike especially if you have little ones. Went on New Years Day. Trail had a very little water stream flowing down to the creek, so I don’t recommend nice running or footwear that could get slightly wet and possibly dirty.

Beautiful walk along the lake past the cabins. Trestle hill was steep but their is a rope to help you up.

fun and easy walk/run. decent views along the way. 4 trestles to cross, slippery when wet so keep an eye on your dogs.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

First time hiking up Arrowsmith in many years and the first ever on the Judges Route. This is a definite grind as the incline rarely relents on the way up. However the views at the top are totally worth it. It took us just under 2 hours to the summit and about an hour getting back down. There is no snow and a minimal amount of ice and frost heave near the summit.

What a view!!! I loved every bit of this trail! We did the hike last Saturday, 2nd Nov. Some snow & ice, bit nothing to worry about I do understand, though, why this is considered hard. One of the couples we met on our way up did not make it in time and had to return. We are usually fast hikers. It took us 2 hrs up (including some short breaks for chats with the only 5 other people we met) and about an hour down (running bits when not too steep). The scramble to the top is a bit tricky, especially coming down. Once at the top, it is breathtaking (well sometimes even going up, maybe ;-) )

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Awesome trail! We were with 5 people aged around 22 and it took us 2.5 hours to go up and 2 hours to go down. Near the top it is very steep and you have to climb using both your hands and feet, the trail was a bit lost here as you just need to figure out a way to get up. Some icy and snowy parts. Beautiful views at the top.

Nice little walk to stretch the legs. Love all the old growth trees. Muddy in spots which to be expected this time of year.

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3 months ago

Beautiful, interesting trail with suspension bridge, a creek, waterfalls and a beautiful beach. There is a washroom at the end.

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3 months ago

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Amazing views of Cameron Lake and surrounding mountains from the trestles. You can walk on the railroad the entire way if you enter from the roadside just past Cameron Lake day use area (if coming from Port Alberni). There is a “parking lot” along the railroad at the side of the highway, usually other cars parked there, just past Chalet Rd on the left. About 90% of the trail is dog friendly, but the trestles definitely are not. My dog was small enough to be carried across them but probably not wise to bring a large dog on this trail. I would definitely do this hike again!

Beautiful old trees and signage with interesting history. Easy walk

Steepest “trail” Ive been on. Stellar views. Hit some ice on the rocks that made scrambling “iffy”. Take water and poles.

Great little hike if you’re pressed for time! It can be done in under 30 mins round trip if you’re in a hurry. If you have more time to wander along the river you’ll see many inukshuks that people have made and a small waterfall. There is a parking lot near Coombs Candy and you just cross the highway to find the trail.

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no shade
scramble
3 months ago

About 1k in there is a scree wall. If you want a crazy leg workout, climb it. Just becareful you don't start a rock slide as large trees are laying on the slopes.

Sep 29 - Nice little hike with pretty views. 3.5 hours roundtrip including half an hour on the summit. Summit was quite windy. There are some icy sections higher up (not very many) but no gear required yet. Wish I could have brought my pup on this one, she would have loved it. Saw a few other dogs that had a great time. Did this one first and then Mount Benson. Great day spend on the island. @twooutofthree

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

One of the most epic hikes on Vancouver Island. ~30 minutes and ~30 km down Pass Main FSR, off the highway, at the top of a mountain pass, between Port Alberni and Cathedral Grove. Park at a pullout on the left side. Trailhead is back about 30 m on the opposite side. A slow steep uphill (then downhill) slog, some scrambling near the top, with the most beautiful 360 degree view.

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