Ripple Rock Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Ripple Rock Trail is a 7.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Strathcona, British Columbia, Canada that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
361 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

The Ripple Rock Trail leads to the Seymour Narrows lookout where one of the most notorious marine hazards in North America used to 'gobble up' ships. These two pinnacle stone masses were successfully removed in 1958 with the largest man-made, non nuclear explosion in history!

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike, nice view points along the way. Trail was overall good. (A few broken steps and downed trees on the trail) but nothing that can’t be maneuvered. Stunning view at the top.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike ! Some of the stairs and bridges are in rough shape watch your steps

hiking
9 days ago

Watch the old wooden steps. Otherwise great half day hike.

1 month ago

A fun hike. Mostly uphill and a bit of navigating through mildly narrow trails. There is also a really awesome spot halfway up with a great view of the water, excellent picnic location. The top is also nice.

hiking
2 months ago

nice hike great view, especially if cruise ships are passing by. trail often overgrown but still easy to follow

hiking
3 months ago

This is a lovely hike. It took us an hour to to top, and that is stopping at all the lookouts. We had a snack at the top and admired Seymour Narrows.
On the return we stopped at a quiet cove and soaked in some sun. I can’t wait to hike it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail cool bays, some upper/lower sections but doable for any age. Spend some time at bluffs at end and enjoy

hiking
5 months ago

Very cool hike through woods with occasional view of the strait. View at end is awesome. Be sure to read the full story behind Ripple Rock and the way the Canadian government blew it up. That story is amazing and an engineering marvel.

7 months ago

Good view at the end. Good trail terrain is pretty easy. Can see Campbell River.

10 months ago

Great view at the top! Nice easy trail, took my pup and we were both ready for a nap afterwards!
Be careful about parking your car with any valuables, there have been known break ins around that parking lot/area!

birding
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great variety of sights, flora and fauna, plus some good climbs to get your heart rate up! One of my favourites for zippy training hikes.

trail running
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful area, lovely short hike away from high traffic areas with a beautiful view to reward yourself with. Saw a cougar last time when we did this trail for sunrise, but sketched by that but we were out during their hunting time.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

A nice 3 hr hike

hiking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

Good hiking trail and fabulous views at the end.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Great trail and great history of the area.

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