Canyon View Trail (6 kms)
This is a well maintained loop trail that winds along the banks of the Campbell River. One highlight is an 80 foot suspension walkway that spans the canyon and offers spectacular views of rapids and spawning salmon.
|Photo by Judy Murray|
Ripple Rock Trail (8 kms)
This trail starts off ina field, crosses over a suspension bridge, winds through the forest along sheltered Menzies Bay and up rock bluffs leading to some scenic view points
of Seymour Narrows and Maud Island. The trail ends at the power lines that extend over Seymour Narrows, the site of the infamous Ripple Rock and the Ripple Rock explosion of 1958. This trail, 19 km north of Campbell River, is not recommended for small children.
Lady Falls (1 km)
This easy 20 minute round trip walk to the falls is just past the Buttle Lake Campground on Highway 28. At the end of the path is a viewing platform directly across from the falls that receives some mist from the falls.
Lower Myra Falls (1 km)
Beautiful cascading waterfalls are the reward at the end of this short hike. You can climb up and down the falls and swim in some of the calmer pools. Travel Highway 28 and take Westmin Road south to the Lower Myra Falls parking lot.
|Photo by Andrea Mccaw|
Bedwell Lake Trail(approx 4 hours)
Located in Strathcona Provincial Park this day use trail has an elevation gain of 600 metres. It ascends through a steep forested valley with some stairs and bridge crossings. At the top is a subalpine area with two lakes. Beware of the presence of black bears in this area. Access the trail head from the south end of Buttle Lake.
Crest Mountain Trail (10 kms)
This physically demanding trail is steep with an elevation change of 1300 metres, but the views of Kings Peak and Elkhorn Mountain make it well worth the effort. To get to the trailhead follow Highway 28.
Chinese Mountains, Quadra Island (5kms)
Chinese Mountains are well known on Quadra Island. A popular hiking destination; this is one landmark you won’t want to miss. Trails to the top of the south and north peaks access a network of hiking trails up and around Chinese Mountains and nearby Morte Lake.
Elk Falls Provincial Park
Located approximately 6 km west on Highway 28,this beautiful forested 1087 hectare park offers great views of the canyon and 25 metre waterfalls (from a viewpoint and the new suspension bridge). This popular recreation destination boasts many activities such as sightseeing, 6 kilometres of hiking trails, picnicking, camping and fishing. Visit the Quinsam Salmon Hatchery or the three waterfalls – the Moose, the Elk and Deer waterfalls with Elk Falls being the largest.
|Photo by Fern Sonier|