Goldstream Trestle is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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NOTE: Although the trails leading up to the falls are public and official, hiking to/onto the railway trestle is strictly forbidden. These structures are outside of the park and accessing them is considered trespassing and a significant safety risk.

hiking
2 months ago

trailhead is not well marked, once you find it though the trip up is quite easy, take your time coming down as it can be a steep in some spots

2 months ago

beautiful .

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muddy
3 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice easy trail once you make it up the first part. Lots to see.

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6 months ago

Such a busy spot! I had a hard time finding a parking spot around noon. The waterfall close to the trestle bridge trailhead was really nice. The hike up to the trestle bridge was easy enough. Wouldn’t go again but worth seeing once.

6 months ago

great fast trail

hiking
6 months ago

Short and sweet. Nice steep climb in but nothing too insane IMO. Not often you can see a waterfall and walk an old railway bridge in 30 minutes just meters off of the highway. This Russian guy took me on a 4 hour drive and 6 hour hike to see a “waterfall” which was just a trickle of water flowing over some boulders!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was a lot of fun! Quite steep in parts but not a long hike at all. Very doable and the trestle is a must see in this area!

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7 months ago

Nice steep burn, perfect way to start the day!

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rocky
8 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

The trestle is pretty cool, good to go early before the tour busses show up. It’s a short “hike”, but easy enough to split off and do your own thing.

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8 months ago

very steep so just be careful, there is no real markers for the trail and could use a little maintenance/clean up but it is so worth it once you get up to the old bridge!

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9 months ago

Steep hike up to the old Trestle Bridge. This whole park is in need of signage. ‘Niagara Falls’ is a magnificently high falls but is unmarked but easily found if you know where to look. To find this unmarked gem- From the main parking lot, head under the freeway via a large concrete culvert which is easily spotted from the main path. Once through the culvert, if you want to see the trestle bridge, turn sharp right and go up the embankment to join the Trestle Trail. If you want to see the Falls simply go straight from the culvert up the creek bed and you will soon see one of the most beautiful falls on the island. Too bad no markings for either Trail or Falls. Many hikers were looking for the Niagara Falls on the Trestle Trail. It’s not there, it’s straight out of the culvert.

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scramble
9 months ago

Great hike if you’re feeling adventurous. No signs telling you where to go. Be careful, it’s pretty dangerous!

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9 months ago

fairly steep beautiful scenery but bring water

A must for anyone travelling north from Victoria. Make sure you follow the creek bed when passing under the number 1 to see “Niagara Falls” (not the same volume but close in its beauty). I would’ve brought my swim trunks to take a dip if I’d have known, the dog didn’t need them :D. Tressle is impressive take caution when walking across. I turned back part way because the dog was uncomfortable.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice quick easy rip. Great run on the way down.

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scramble
9 months ago

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10 months ago

Had a great time hiking up to the trestle. Has some steeper sections and loose gravel. Can be a bit scary to walk out on to the trestle. All around good hike!

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10 months ago

Amazing! Trails could be marked better

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bridge out
10 months ago

The trestle can be scary for those who fear heights. The hike has some steep uphill sections, it has stairs and is well marked.

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10 months ago

Beautiful hike in cedar forest - the trestle is not for those who have a fear of heights!

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10 months ago

Short trail through the forest that is decently steep in parts up to the old train bridge. It's a cool old wooden structure that is well maintained and super high above the valley. Were lots of tourists, but it's kinda fun to see people get vertigo looking down from the trestle. Don't fall. There's also a waterfall, but was more like a faucet when I was there.

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11 months ago

The hike was moderate. Upward hill was good. Coming back you got to be careful from loose rocks and tree roots coming out of the ground. Nice trek though all I all.

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11 months ago

The hike up is a great workout. Just make sure you weather the correct shoes for the adventure. Probably not recommended for young children or dogs unless they are experienced hikers. Once you cross the trestle, enjoy the view and keep walking. In about 15 minutes you'll hit another trestle. About 15 minutes past the second trestle there is an old train tunnel.

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Sat May 25 2019

Incredible view and experience. I’d also recommend stopping by the Niagara falls before or after this hike.

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Tue May 21 2019

Definitely will test your endurance on the way up. I made a poor decision making this the third hike of the day.

Fri Apr 19 2019

Come prepared to climb. Not recommended for those with a fear of heights.

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Tue Apr 09 2019

Great place to be terrified of heights.

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