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

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18 days 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.

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4 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.

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.

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!

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!

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).

Amazing trail and very well blazed. Nice to be in a blazed trail for a change. We went off on Pink and met up with Yellow and made this trek a loop. Yellow blazing can be had to see at times.

Amazing hike! we actually took Blue in, came into Pink, and met up with Yellow and took yellow out, making it a 6.9 mile/11 km loop. yellow was hard to see the blazing at times but a great hike! I recommend good boots and maybe some trekking poles, as we were glad we had ours!

Beautiful views,great workout, some slippery spots

I didn't end up on the right trail as I was uncomfortable going down the logging road, there was a lot of trucks and cutting going on. I did however find other trails that were okay, would be great for biking!

Great trail! Very beautiful and interesting.

Loved this hike! I would definitely recommend having some hiking experience and good foot wear.

Great hike. Nice place to chill at the opposite end.

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Fantastic hike. A bit challenging on the way back but overall it was great.

Great hike for all ages. When it comes to the incline there is alot of variety. Make sure you wear hiking boots. Runners will get soaked as some of the trail includes walking in the creek.

Directions are wrong, this is the maple mountain by Crofton not Lake cowichan. Directions end on a logging road with no trail head in site. I have hiked maple mountain and this not it.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Awesome network of trails between Maple Bay, Osborne Bay Road and Crofton- Map Icon not accurate

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