Tempo in movimento  un'ora 47 minuti

Tempo  2 ore 47 minuti

Coordinate 1078

Caricato 2 luglio 2020

Registrato luglio 2020

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161 m
102 m
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1,5
3,0
6,02 km

Visualizzato 114 volte, scaricato 5 volte

vicino a Paldi, British Columbia (Canada)

This hike will take you down the south side of the beautiful Cowichan River and back up the north side between Skutz Falls and Trestle 66.

The downstream segment is through beautiful forest, high (mostly) above the River. There is a great spot for a break on the River's edge at Horseshoe Bend.

You cross over the River at spectacular Trestle 66, a decommissioned railway bridge and then return via the old railway grade. The railway grade is flat but not terribly scenic. There are more scenic trails that parallel your route here so try them if your energy is holding up. They are well marked.

There is a picnic area and pit toilets on the west side of Trestle 66.

The Retreads Hiking Club gives this hike an AVA rating of 3C.

Looking for a hike in the Cowichan Valley? Or, looking for hiking companions? Google "Retreads Hiking Club CVRD".
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View from Trestle 66 - kayakers

Parcheggio

Parking

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Looking towards Skutz Falls

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Typical trail condition

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Typical trail condition

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Typical trail condition

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Viewpoint of river far below

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Typical trail condition

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Viewpoint

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Typical trail condition

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Almost down to River level

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Going up again

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River view

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Looking upstream

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Bridge crossing wetland

Picnic

Horseshoe Bend - a great spot for a break

Directly across river is the Horseshoe Bend day use camp sight. The "Bend" is actually just downstream from here.
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Rapids above the Bend

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High above River again

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Looking down to Horseshoe Bend

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The River's path is constantly changing

View to a significant rock slide on N. side bank.
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Going down hill ...

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Entering a wetland area

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Boardwalk over wet area

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First glimpse of Trestle 66

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... another glimpse

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Views from the trestle

Upstream, downstream and downstream with kayakers
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From Trestle - heading back to trailhead

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Typical trail condition - flat ...

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... and straight

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Road crossing

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