Cable Bay Nature Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Cable Bay Nature Trail is a 4.0 kilometer out and back trail located near Nanaimo District, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
106 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice hike through the forest. Lots of giant old growth maple which was really great to see. A bit disappointing when I got to the ocean because I was expecting the view to be a little nicer. I recommend this hike only for the old growth forest.

1 month ago

Pretty easy going trail through the trees to a nice beach spot (across the bridge). Saw a seal!

1 month ago

My favourite off leash dog trail. I would say it's very well populated and most people are very friendly. Very easy and great begginer trail in my opinion. This is also the dinosaur trail - toy dinosaurs are hidden all along the pathways for kids to find, and they're all up for exchanges as long as your trading for equal valued toys. My son loves it there. The trail is not a loop, you get to a nice little beach and then you backtrack to get back to the parking lot. At the end of the trail there is a bridge that says not to go past, but I've heard there is a hike to Dodd's Narrows if you continue on. I have yet to try this but I will be checking it out the next time I go back.

hiking
1 month ago

5 months ago

Nice and easy hike with a few up hills on the way back and a lovely green scenery. Can get muddy in some areas. It's fun trying to spot all the dinosaurs.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!
Dog friendly..

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views. Easy walk, wouldn't consider a hike. Definitely pass the green bridge at the end that goes into Joan Point Park. It leads to another trail with spectacular sites for the eyes.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Awesome off leash dog trail.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Great trail for families with kids. Have your kids watch for dinosaurs hidden on tree stumps and branches ( small plastic replicas ) keeps them entertained.
Map doesn't show all the trail ... Once you reach the end at the ocean, take a right and follow trail to Dodds Narrows, lots of water wild life at tidal ebbs and flows.

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 03, 2013

hiking
Thursday, January 24, 2013

a great easy hike for a beautiful view of cable bay and if you are lucky and hike to the further down narrows you can catch the orcas rideing the current. watch out don't fall in the currents are very strong

hiking
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just an amazing easy trail for a great view and walk along cable bay!! and if you are lucky and go at the right time you may get the chance to see the whales riding the current of the narrows a while down the trail.