Mount Benson

HARD 3 reviews

Mount Benson is a 6.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
710 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

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hiking
1 month ago

5 hour round trip, with several stops to have something to eat and drink and also spent some time up at the top. went straight up the intermediate trail. It was incredibly difficult for me as this was my first difficult/long hike. I went in April and there was still quite a bit of snow on the top. I definitely recommend proper footwear. My feet were wet when I made it to the top, I was very happy that I brought extra socks and plastic bags to put over them to keep them dry for the trip down. Going down is much more difficult than going up. Trail is pretty well marked and relatively well populated. Definitely highly recommend doing this hike. Incredibly beautiful and rewarding to climb a mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with the family. Will do it again when the smoke clears.

hiking
6 months ago