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“Historical attraction” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Othello Tunnels

Othello Tunnels
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Historical attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

It is 5 minutes' drive from Hope. Plenty of shaded parking places. 1.4 km present walk. This time, one can only walks to the second tunnel, the bridge connecting the rest of the tunnel is closed due to unsafe condition which is unfortunate because from the other side of the bridge is the excellent view of the rumbling water dropping to a lower level of the river and form a waterfall.
During rainy season, it would be muddy and slippy, wear appropriate shoes.
Also, bring a good flash light or use your cellphone or follow someone who has one to see where u r going. It can be pitch dark in one long section.
No flash toilet.
It is a great place to take your children and your bicycles to spend an hour or two there to enjoy the fresh air and see the crystal clear jade green water flowing down a shallow river.
The tunnel was originally a rail road in pioneer time, now paved over with gravel.

Visited August 2014
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Chilliwack, Canada
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“Amazing Engineering!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Walking through these old rail tunnels is an interesting experience. Great views all-around. Lots of photo ops. This area is closed during the winter months for safety reasons, so make sure to check times before you visit.

Visited September 2013
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Maple Valley, Washington
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28 reviews
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“Well worth a short stop and and an easy walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This was a fantastic stop just off the main highway. Within a few minutes drive of the nondescript exit, drive down the dead end road to the small parking area. After perhaps about a 10 minute walk through the woods, you will find the first of a few railroad tunnels right after the well maintained trail rejoins the river. What views! You almost feel like you are walking into something the dwarves of Moria must have carved.
Tip: Don't forget a flashlight for your group. The first tunnel is quite long and has some small trip hazards or water. One other cool idea - someone else had brought their guitar and he was playing while walking through the first tunnel - providing fantastic echoing and haunting sounds.
Once through the first tunnel you will find an amazing sigh with the river having carved a swift channel alongside these former rail tunnels.
Quite a stunning view with flat level walk from the parking area.

Visited July 2014
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Kamloops, Canada
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4 reviews
“Great easy hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Great stop travelling from the interior to the coast, got out to stretch the legs and learn a little history

Visited August 2014
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Seattle Washington State
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“Light at the end”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

After a nice refreshing walk into the rocks and mountains you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover three very old and deep tunnels originally made for train transportation. The tunnels still stand but no longer area there any trains. Nice cool walk during a summer day. Beautiful area worth the trip to Othello Tunnels

Visited August 2014
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