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Cowichan Valley trail

Lake Cowichan to Duncan, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
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Wonderful bike and walking trail

We hiked two separate days. Once from Glenora park to the Kinsol tressle, then from Scutz falls to... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
travelling55
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Coombs
Beautiful and well kept trail

I walk the trail almost daily. It is a peaceful and friendly walk. Nice way to meet people and of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
callted
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Langley
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Lake Cowichan to Duncan, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We hiked two separate days. Once from Glenora park to the Kinsol tressle, then from Scutz falls to Glenora and return. The trail is great to ride and fairly flat, mostly wide. Not enough signage however, they could really improve on that. Not idea how...More

1  Thank travelling55
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I walk the trail almost daily. It is a peaceful and friendly walk. Nice way to meet people and of course dogs. You can go as far or short a distance as you want. If you are a visitor its nice to know its safe...More

Thank callted
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hikes, wonderful walks, perfect for trail biking. Lots of spots to start and stop. The old railroad grade guarantees never more than 3% incline. I've biked for hours, taken my mom on a 1km walk to kinsol trestle, and went off the trail for...More

2  Thank Gina G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

At Lake Cowichan you can access the Cowichan Valley Trail in numerous ways although none are very cleared indicated in MHO. It's always brightly depicted on maps but where to actually park and access is a bit vague. The in-town part of the trail is...More

3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

At my age, I am not hiking or biking anymore, but local family use the trail which ends in Lake Cowichan, just across the street from my home.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We love walking the trails because it's peaceful and once you're on a trail you just want to keep going because of this reason and also the loveliness of the trees, water, different smells, . Being on our trails allows one to gather their thoughts...More

Thank Marg M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was solo and had a great time on the path. Well marked and safe. Free to bike and not too steep. Views are fantastic--in a forest most of the time--huge trees on both sides

Thank 1goodytoo
Reviewed 14 October 2016

suitable for biking. fairly flat, but you should have a off road bike as there are gravel patches. safe and close to road

Thank happyhappytravel2016
Reviewed 20 September 2016

forest and water walks--great way to spend time if you only have a 1/2 day--you can see lots and enjoy the water and forest

Thank intheg0
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My wife and I rode Cowichan Valley Trail from Duncan to the south end at Shawnigan Lake. This is about the easiest trail to follow we rode during our recent ride from Victoria to Princeton BC along the TCT. Add to this it is absolutely...More

1  Thank brucewhite2015
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islandgirl498
3 July 2015|
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Response from dira-the-explorer | Reviewed this property |
most sections of the 76 km of trail are quite smooth, but they are gravel. the west Shawnigan area seems a bit rough/ loose these days , maybe more horses on that section? the area around the Kinsol trestle from Renfrew... More
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