Mount Benson Loop

HARD 31 reviews

Mount Benson Loop is a 8.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
730 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

views

hiking
2 months ago

Deadly

hiking
2 months ago

Went up this last Sunday (Oct 22nd) and proposed to my now fiance. Was extremely hung over for the first half hour of the hike (lol I will never learn). Felt like I was dying half way up but push on. The weather held up and provided the perfect place to pop the question. Would definitely hike it again, but not hung over next time.
cheers.

3 months ago

it's a tough climb and tougher descent. i wish I would have taken the trail down I had taken up that follows the lower cliff face a little more. I was expecting the hike to be hard on my knees but was not expecting it to be that hard.
Fantastic views from atop, watch out for the angry wasp nest, a couple guys in front of me stirred it up and created an angry swarm. The views made the strain and sore muscles worth it, umatched views of the Georgia Strait and Salish Sea.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a trek for the faint hearted. Straight up incline at points and if you're the pack mule of the group (the big guy that carries everything) then you'll definitely feel every lunge. 3 incredible view points, including the top, that were spectacular. The way down is rough and you need to be very careful with your footing due to loose dirt and gravel.
Helpful tips:
* hike boots not sneakers
* camel packs for water (1 pack per person)
* bring a camera that can catch the mountains in the distance

hiking
4 months ago

An amazing hike. the view at the top is stunning. Highly recommend.

4 months ago

Long uphill hike and climb
Can be hard going
Fantastic panoramic view at the top

4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Harder than I thought it would be but reaching that summit with its spectacular views was worth it!

5 months ago

Very steep in some areas but worth the view when you get to the summit

6 months ago

Great hike bring lots of water and snacks for the top! Great view and the Whisky Jacks will eat right out of your hands.

6 months ago

A great workout. Wear quality hiking shoes.

hiking
6 months ago

Great 360 view from the top, but the trail just looks like it's been ridden hard. Not just a difficult wilderness trail but looks like someone in charge has stopped caring. This trail is a mess in parts; poor design and erosion is present

hiking
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

I would say this is a hard to moderate hike.

hiking
Monday, January 09, 2017

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

Sunday, July 03, 2016

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...

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