Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Laura, it's still pretty steep, mostly 15% grade, I think, rocky. You see some fairly old folks, but you gotta be on the in shape side, the hill starts less than halfway in

We really love this trail. There are lots of dogs off-leash so think twice if that's not your thing. Also lots of vehicle break-ins in the parking lot so leave your valuables at home/hotel or carry them with you. Lots of exposed tree roots, wear sturdy walking shoes.

Excellent view from the trestle! Pretty steep trail, but worth it(:

hiking
28 days ago

The last quarter is basically steep rock. Be prepared for a workout the last little bit. Pretty well maintained and marked. Make sure to have water and talk safety with kids. Young children aren't recommended for the last bit of the climb but it is doable.

Such a beautiful and ultimately thrilling trail. Be sure to see the waterfall on the lower trail before you climb up to the trestle.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short trail, but it gets pretty steep in some sections. The waterfall is tiny, but a nice stop before heading up to the trestle.

hiking
1 month ago

Interesting hike, very poor signage. You’ll need to park next to the southbound highway one, across from Goldstream Provincial Park parking. Then walk along the highway northbound, there is a the beginning of the trail.

Alternatively you can park at the Goldstream provincial park, go under the tunnel, then climb uphill. There is a waterfall if you walk straight after crossing the tunnel.

I won’t take very young children to the railway trestle, there are no railings on either side, and sections of the trail are quite steep.

Great trail with a waterfall and railway trestle bridge. Poor signage-helps to take a pic of the nap at the start. To get to the waterfall follow the stream bed. Wear running/hiking shoes.

hiking
2 months ago

hard trail , but worth the effort GORGEOUS views . Went with my 13 yr old son and our 2 dogs :-)

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
2 months 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
4 months 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

5 months ago

great workout

hiking
6 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

6 months ago

Awesome. Quiet with wilderness right beside the city.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
6 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.

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