Mount Arrowsmith Trail

HARD 23 reviews

Mount Arrowsmith Trail is a 6.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nanaimo District, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6 km
1,006 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers

6 days ago

FYI. We tried but logging roads are closed due to extreme fire hazard so we couldn't get up to trail head.

16 days ago

This was a tough hike but the reward is so worth it! The view at the top it unreal! Took the judges route up

10 months ago

Took the judges route up. Snowed the night before and near the top some of the steep rocky scrambles had potential to be very dangerous with the ice and snow, but with careful judgement and patience we made it up to the summit all in one piece. The hike is very steep and not for the faint-hearted. This was my first time hiking this mountain and the views on the way and at the summit were unreal.

11 months ago

The gate to the logging road is closed due to extreme fire risk. Only way u r getting in there is by bike.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Tried to go today, but the gates are closed due to high fire hazards. Apparently the mountain has been shut down for 2 weeks now. They will probably reopen once the heat settles down :)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Awesome and challenging hike with great rock climbing opportunities. Not for the faint of heart!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tough hike, with a little snow on top that you have to traverse. Overall great views and good workout

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Be prepared for bear wildlife, we ran into near the parking spot on the return. Lots of nice birds and flowers along the way. Poles helped a lot on the descent, still lots of snow at the top that impeded our ability to finish. Overall it was a fun but challenging hike! Enjoy guys!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Although we didn't make it all the way to the top due to not being prepared for the snow, the hike was amazing. A bit cloudy but when it cleared up a bit you could see other mounts nearby. If you are planning in going during March where there is a bit of snow still, don't forget your snow shoes unless you want to get stuck waist deep.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

this hike is amazing but very difficult. if you take judges route make sure to take the road immediately to the south of the parking lot. from there head up for 10 or so minutes and you'll see the trail head heading off into the Bush on the right. it will look like a an old gravel road. walk another 10 minutes up this trail and you will come to a cul-de-sac. you will see the trail on the left. very visible. make sure to always follow and look for colored tape going up, it's very easy to walk off the trail and have to retrace your steps. 2.5 hours up and 2.5 hours down, amazing views but make sure to bring a jacket for up top and thin gloves for the rock climbing portions. good luck ! and bring nuts to feed the birds on the way up, super cool

Thursday, January 24, 2013

this is an amazing trail well worth the hike to the peak of this mountain. it has amazing views and is a great mountaneering hike all year around with trails for beginners to those who want a challenge, and also if you can find it its cool to see the old ski resort

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