Campbell River Regional Trails

Campbell River on north central Vancouver Island in BC, Canada has multitudes of high quality hiking and biking trails to choose from. From quick 50 metre walks to all day adventures every trail presents something a little different.

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Trails – Campbell River – Rogers Ridge

Hiking Rogers Ridge, near Campbell River, Vancouver Island near Mt Beadnell (2)

The Rogers Ridge Trail offers the opportunity to climb to a high alpine ridge at anytime of the year. Allowing access to a number of quality mountains to climb. When wanting to go hiking and explore in the Campbell River area, this is a must to check out if you have a back country vehicle. A true gem for Vancouver Island.

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Elk Falls Provincial Park Suspension Bridge – With Video

The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Elk Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island affords, wheel chair accessible trails and viewpoints 10 minutes north of Campbell River. Suspended over the Campbell River Canyon the suspension bridge provides incredible views of the canyon and the surrounding old growth forest

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Trails – Campbell River – Beaver Lodge

Beaver Lodge Forest Lands Hiking trails Campbell River Vancouver Island

Beaver Lodge Lands in Campbell River encompass dozens of routes for a short walk or an extended day trip. These easy trails are available for mountain bikers and hikers alike with a number of routes to choose from.

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Trails – Campbell River – McIvor Lake

McIvor_Lake_Trails_Map Campbell River Vancouver Island

The Skidmark Trails at McIvor Lake compliment the trails that run along the lake. A 15 minute drive from Campbell River these trails are primarily unknown even to locals and are an interesting walk for a day trip.

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Trails – Campbell River – Menzies Mountain

Menzies Mountain Trail Campbell River Hiking Trails, Vancouver Island

The Menzies Mountain lookout is no longer a secret. 20 minutes north of Campbell River on Highway 19, this old logging road takes about 40 minutes up a steep hill to reach the lookout. Keep your eyes out for the biking trails they will blow your mind.

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Trails – Campbell River – Oyster Bay Shoreline Park

Oyster Bay Regional Park trails, Campbell River Vancouver Island

The Oyster Bay Shoreline Park south of Campbell River is one of my favourite trails, mostly due to the sound of the Bald Eagles that constantly guard the trail near the water’s edge. Following the Oyster River this trail meanders beside low lands and the Oyster River itself.

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Trails – Campbell River – Ripple Rock

Ripple Rock Trail Campbell River Vancouver Island

The famous Ripple Rock Trail, north of Campbell River, an 8 km trail that takes 4 hours return. Takes you to the sight of the Ripple Rock Explosion in Seymour Narrows. This trail offers large second growth trees and vistas of Menzies Bay as well as Quadra Island.

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Trails – Campbell River – Rotary Seawalk

Rotary Sea Walk trailCampbell River Vancouver Island

The Rotary Seawalk in Campbell River is considered a regional treasure. This 6 km long paved and wheel chair accessible trail follows the shoreline from downtown Campbell River to Willow Point. One of the highlights of visiting Vancouver Island.

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Trails – Campbell River – Snowden Demonstration Forest

Snowden Demonstration forest trails Campbell River Vancouver Island

The Snowden Demonstration Forest is not just for mountain biking, these trails encompass over 100 kms of single track, they are also a great place for hiking for an hour or for a full day. From Campbell River drive to Duncan Bay Rd from Highway 19 north, then turn on Brewster Lake Road and follow the signs. From novice to advanced there is something here for everyone.

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Trails – Campbell River – Storie Creek

Beaver dam campbell river vancouver island Storie Creek Trail

The Stories Creek Trail network in Campbell River offer something unique in all the trails in the area, an abundance of Beaver Lodges grace the edges of what looks like a dear trail rather than a regular trail.

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Trails – Campbell River – Twin Lakes Portage

Twin lakes portage trail sayward forest canoe route campbell river

A .8 km portage trail from Twin Lake to Amor Lake, as part of the Sayward Forest Canoe Route through established second growth, this wide trail was developed for carrying canoes and kayaks but makes for a nice walk in a deep green forest.

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Trails – Campbell River – Tyee Spit

Tyee Spit at sunrise Campbell River Vancouver Island

More of a park walk than a trail system, the Tyee Spit trail is surrounded by the Campbell River on one side and the Discovery Passage on the other. See whales and sea lions, on one side and Eagles and seals on the other.

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