Explore the most popular forest trails in Goldstream Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Don’t miss checking out Niagra falls before heading up to the trail. It really is beautiful. Crossing the bridge is quite a rush! - Further on there is a second trestle bridge and beyond that a tunnel. It all made for a great afternoon.

Worth the hike! Gorgeous views.

Great trail, beautiful views. Hike it at least once every summer.

hiking
16 days ago

I started the hike from the Westin. I really enjoyed the hike, however I feel it’s important to mention that in many parts of this hike you are scrambling over rocks. Using your hands to climb. I didn’t expect that, and it’s steep at some points. Be prepared to get dirty. Really enjoyed the workout and the view from the summit.

Beautiful walk, mostly along the side of the ridge. Not difficult - even brought my blind little dog on a short leash.

Challenging but not too long. Just right for a few hours. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

quick workout, often do this as multiples

Not sure why this is getting such great reviews. Maybe cause this is as nice as it gets for the island? I live on the mainland and lots of the hikes I’ve done are spectacular. Anyways, this wasn’t hard imo, pup and me got to the top pretty quick but the view wasn’t too impressive so we didn’t spend any time at the top.

Its very challenging and its a great workout. Also offers beautiful view.

Was wondering if anyone knew of the best place to park for completing this hike?
Also if it’s easier than completing the front side? Wanting to take my ma

on Mount Finlayson Loop

3 months ago

great workout

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail, definitely a climb but the view from the trestle was worth it. The Niagara waterfall was beautiful and easy to access before heading up to the trestle as well. The trail itself was interesting and required attention but wasn’t too physically demanding.

on Goldstream Trestle

4 months ago

Awesome. Quiet with wilderness right beside the city.

hiking
4 months ago

Went with my 12 year old son and friend and loved the challenge! Took our time and had fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing trail with an even better view. Challenging and so rewarding.

I saw this family with two small children walking back down the mountain and thought “this isn’t going to be that hard, a six year old is walking down”. Fuck that. That trail was difficult. How the fuck did that kid make it up here?! That kid was a mutant or half-goat or a half-goat mutant.
5/5 would question reality again.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Trestle is super cool. I didn't realize that you can see right through the Trestle between every wood beam - it's pretty high! Instead of hiking back right away we took the Gold Mine trail South and checked out the abandone mine shift. That spits you out at the highway. You an either cross the highway right there (a bit sketchy) or continue South and cross underneath with the stream. Then we continued North back to the parking lot. All in was about 6 km.

A bit confusing to start - need to follow highway north to cross the water. After that its a great trail.

Wow! Beautiful mountain!

I love this hike, but I take the back way because I'm afraid of the cliffs. I really enjoy it until that point.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful quick day hike. Gorgeous sights and easy marked trail. Many ways to take to the top which makes it fun and allows you to change it up if you want to hike it multiple times. The waterfall is a great place to sit and splash around in or enjoy a snack sitting on the rocks under the mist of the waterfalls.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike with good cardio. Top half can be slippery with either rain or in summer the dust. Good trail runners essential.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great hike if you're looking for something short with a beautiful payoff. After you go through the tunnel, you take an immediate right and it's up for about 1k to get to the Trestle. You get to enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Finlayson from the trestle. This isn't a good hike to do with children as there is no railing on the trestle.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail - step up the south face, but beautiful views, and great descent on the north side. Clear views up the Stanch.

hiking
11 months ago

Going up and down the rocks was a little scary at times, but such a great hike.

great hike! went up from Goldstream Provincial Carpark, had fun on the rocks, and reached the summit to amazing views. it was a little smoky, but still nice. walked down the rocks from the summit to look over the estuary. we went down the much easier trail route down the back side, and reached Finlayson Arm Road, where we walked for 20 minutes until hitchhiking in the back of a pickup truck. Good Times!

hiking
11 months ago

Super easy, great view, and enjoyable! The walk by the river is EXCELLENT. This is such a beautiful place!

trail running
Friday, August 04, 2017

One of my favourite trails to do! Do this one a few times a month. Definitely recommend it!

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fun hike (not too hard) with a unique view at the top and a gorgeous waterfall to cool off in at the end!

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