Dave Farrant (Blinkhorn) Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Dave Farrant (Blinkhorn) Trail is a 7.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Waddington D, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
464 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

beach

forest

views

blowdown

muddy

The trailhead is in the Telegraph Cove Campground and there are a couple designated parking spots. A great hike any day of the year, but typical North Island style - rooty and some mud (worse when it's wet out), with a few fallen trees to climb over here and there. The lookout, cleared by Dave Farrant himself using a chainsaw while hanging from a rope over the cliff and in his 70’s, has amazing views of Johnstone Strait. Hiking just to the lookout is a good shorter option and it's about half an hour in, with the sidetrail clearly marked across from the "bus stop" (outhouse). There is another rustic outhouse at the end of the trail. The trail ends at the Blinkhorn Peninsula, which becomes an island at tides above about 13’, so check the tides before you go.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view

hiking
5 months ago

A great hike on a sunny winter day! This trail is typical North Island - rooty and some mud, with a few fallen trees to climb over here and there.

The lookout, cleared by Dave Farrant himself using a chainsaw while hanging from a rope over the cliff and in his 70’s, has amazing views of Johnstone Strait. Hiking just to the lookout is a good shorter option.

The trail ends at the Blinkhorn Peninsula, which becomes an island at tides above about 13’, so check the tides before you go.

hiking
16 days ago

2 months ago