Mount Benson

MODERATE 15 reviews

Mount Benson is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2470 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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  • Junction
    49.16395, -124.03987
  • Junc
    49.16472, -124.04198
  • Junc
    49.16004, -124.04627
  • Junction
    49.16008, -124.04789
  • View point #1
    49.15932, -124.04817
  • Viewpoint 1
    49.15879, -124.04742
  • 1.5km 60min
    49.15879, -124.04742
  • Junc lookoff
    49.15872, -124.04792
  • Vie2
    49.15813, -124.04731
  • 1.87km 1hr viw2
    49.15826, -124.04577
  • Halfway point
    49.15665, -124.04782
  • Junction
    49.15668, -124.04791
  • Not marked
    49.15577, -124.04843
  • Join raft ' s way to summit
    49.15504, -124.04932
  • View 3
    49.15368, -124.05012
  • Junction Gordian trail
    49.15287, -124.04975
  • Hard
    49.15120, -124.05337
  • Summit
    49.15030, -124.05222
  • 3.79 2h45
    49.15030, -124.05222
  • Junction westwood
    49.15410, -124.04138
  • Not marked
    49.16119, -124.04817
15 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

A great trail but would consider it more difficult than moderate. The view at the end is amazing! We did it in just over 2.5 hours total but we're moving pretty fast. It is a bit muddy at parts, so be prepared for that.

hiking
1 month ago

This is Not Moderate!
Steep and more Steep !
Had a great time with Dwayne and Coco

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I would say this is a hard to moderate hike.

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1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

During winter it's extremely slippery. Modify your boots to make them grip more or you'll have a have decent. Awesome hike otherwise.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

11 months ago

Great work out

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tuff climb to top we went up the old trail to summit a bit harder but views were worth it. Weather was perfect and had lunch at top. An amazing hike so close to home lived here for 15 years and first time up. Not going to wait that long again before return.

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

It was super pretty but was not a very long hike, it took us like one hour to get to the top.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Very steep, great views...

hiking
Thursday, January 24, 2013

If you hike the trail just around the lake it is good but hiking to the very top i have to say is an amazing trip well worth the view and just a great spot to be out in nature so close to the city. You can also take a tent and gear with you and about halfway up the mountain if you are up for it can stay a night or two although the mountain is hikeable in the day