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Beautiful and amazing to see

This is a nice flat walk on a very wide trail through the woods from the parking lot. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria, Canada
Amazing historical wooden trestle bridge

This was quite an unexpected treat to come across. We noticed the signs for this attraction while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice flat walk on a very wide trail through the woods from the parking lot. Easy to access with children, I wouldn't call it a hike as it is like walking down a hard packed road. There is a picnic table on...More

Thank A-847
Reviewed 1 week ago

Humdrum walk from parking lot to trestle. Trestle was nicely put together with extended view areas outside of main bridge deck. Paths also lead down and under bridge to water area on both sides of river. Trestle can be accessed from either side of bridge....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite an unexpected treat to come across. We noticed the signs for this attraction while visiting the Unsworth Vineyard nearby and decided to check it out. The trestle bridge is an easy stroll of about 1 km from the parking lot. It’s such...More

Thank marilynkatherine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are signs but GPS helpful. Just the Kinsol about a 1-2 hour experience. Lots of trails also if looking for a longer adventure

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a car in Victoria and it took us about 75 minutes to get to Kinsol Trestle. Easy parking and then a big easy to walk path all the way to the Trestle. We then took one of the marked paths from the Trestle...More

Thank BridgetR50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kinsol Trestle on a lovely Autumn day. The views of the gorge and the colours contained therein was fabulous. A lovely walk along the woods.

Thank RVBurrells
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It's about 1.5. K down a well kept trail, through the forest. You do have to keep to the trail as there is private properties on either side of the path. Once your at the trestle there is paths you can venture down to the...More

Thank ValChesna
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It's about 1km walk from parking area along well maintained trail that was old railway bed. Great to see Trestle restored to former glory. Boards with details and old photos give good insight. Not sure how they did this before cranes and proper lifting equipment!!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We took our Golden Retriever and she was able to do the walk there and back and do some exploring under the bridge and into the forest. We walked down to the water and hiked about a kilometre down the stream. It is pretty "rooty"...More

Thank KandK1208
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Recently visited the Kinsol Trestle with my wife. Wow! An amazing piece of Canadiana history. Bring a picnic. It is a good distance in from the main road but well worth the trip. A big Tex's to my wife for finding this spot.

Thank Gord S
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18 May 2016|
Response from Sherpa809701 |
Coming up from Victoria take a left off the TCH at Shawnigan Lake turn off. Follow till W Shawnigan Lake Rd turn left, travel till you see Renfrew Road turn left and continue until you see Glen Eagles Rd and turn right... More