Mount Benson

HARD 20 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 and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

nature trips
25 days ago

Was a really hard hike for me, as I haven't hiked anywhere, in a while. My legs were sore for 2 days but I would do it again, the weather was perfect, a little bit cloudy with a cool breeze. So lucky! Beautiful view with some great company :)

1 month ago

Supper great hike! Even though it was very steep at some points well worth it for the view at the top.

1 month ago

It is very challenging remember the top. When you reach the view it is not the top...keep going. When you reach the flag your done!

2 months ago

trails are well marked. went up the difficult trail. legs were like jello when we were done

2 months ago

A challenge at times but worth the climb!

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

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