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McKay, Crystal, and Timberland Lakes is a 10.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nanaimo C, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and fishing and is best used from March until October.

Length 10.3 mi Elevation gain 1,305 ft Route type Loop
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Joanna Bowman
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HikingGreat!

It was a great trail a little bit of logging road but the trails were beautiful and the lakes...having the all trail pro helped a ton especially with the fallen trees and keeps us on track! Worth the money for the app

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Bryce Johnson
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alex nicolson
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Nice walk around the lakes. Take a GPS or All trails pro because there are lots of extra trails/logging roads on the back side of the lakes and it is easy to lose your way. Great wander if you have dogs. It was really quiet and lot of swimming places for them.

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Raisa V
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HikingOver grown

This hike is interesting... part is on a logging road, another part is super overgrown and we lost the path and had to bushwhack straight through the forest to get back to a trail. There are some actual trails for hiking and horseback riding, this Alltrails map just takes a strange route. The white pine trail part is nice, but overall this area seems more meant for quads or dirt bikes. Saw barely any other people though so that was nice, and the lakes are pretty!

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Chris Lawson
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This route as described is not worth the time and effort. The white pine trail is part of the Trans Canada trail and it is OK, it has some blowdown near the beginning that needs to be cleared still. However the other half of the loop is a hodge podge of equestrian, quad trails, overgrown logging roads, and a few sections that were straight up bushwhacking. McKay and Crystal lakes are nothing special and there is lots of trash including a burned out SUV. I heard a bear crashing through brush just off the trail between the two lakes. I doubled the length of the hike by going all the way to next trailhead off of timberland road. This would be a better place to start a loop hike. You cross haslam creek over the suspension bridge and can turn around at the pleasant Timberland Lake.

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Joe Ducklow
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Cassy Twiname
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Kornel B
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Charlize Bond
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jessie Mcnab
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Scott Korzeniowski
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Megan Reeves
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Kornel B
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Kornel B
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Fred Barton
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Chris Lawson
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