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Cowichan Bay Estuary Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cowichan Valley D, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wildlife

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Great for a casual walk during the daytime, or birdwatching in the evening at high tide.

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Reviews (38)
Photos (7)
Recordings (33)
Completed (58)
leah conrad
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Hiking

Nice and sunny, so be aware that it will be a hot walk during the summer unless you get a breeze off the water. Blackberry bushes beside you for most of the trail are a nice treat. Low tide in the morning (when we went) so a few birds but not many. I recon you will have better luck bird watching during high tide in the evening.

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Aryana Rush
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HikingNo shade

Very sunny with minimal shade. We were lucky to have a light breeze. Unless you are an avid bird watcher this can be a bit boring for you/kids.

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Sophia R User
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Bugs

less trafficked than many other trails in the area, and just as beautiful. spotted 5 or so great blue herons. there's also the opportunity for geocaching out here, so I'd recommend doing that as well if you have the time.

Tash Victoria Eve
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HikingMuddy

Good trail, too way longer than normal with a 21month old, she was able to walk 1.5k herself then was carried in a carrier

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Malissa Huillery
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Bird Watching

This is a great easy trail. The first part isn't very exciting, but once you get near the water that changes. Wonderful for bird watching. Part of the loop is closed, so it is a there and back trail.

Nikki Eriksson
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Walking

Flat walk with no elevation that's great for the casual walker. Most people are respectful of dogs on leash rule because of the wild life. This is a wild bird sanctuary of sorts so you can often see birds on your walk which is nice. Theres a nice wooden look out area. Should be noted that this is no longer a loop. There's a locked gate at the end where the loop used to be.

Alex Sadim
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Hiking

Good hike. Great views. Not a loop anymore. Trail closed past lookout tower

Jordan Bayes
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HikingNo shade

This is an easy trail and great for a nice easy hike with peaceful scenery. The mud flats are really cool to check out.

Marvin Tremblay
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Hiking
First to Review

4.2 km walk. No washrooms.

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Bryan Diaczuk
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Liz Hunter
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Christine Hunter
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Sheila Harley
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Viv McShane
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Earl Storey
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Fred Barton
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Nadine Frey
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D'arcy Wade
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Christine Hunter
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Jolene Arcand
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Kathy Silver
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Jen Elmore
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Adara Mitchell
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Anya Altaeva
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Jeremy Tinsley
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JL Renton
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Jess Cobb
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todd sacerty
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Christy McClelland
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Greg Forsberg
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