Tempo in movimento  un'ora 54 minuti

Tempo  2 ore 39 minuti

Coordinate 1271

Caricato 18 giugno 2020

Registrato giugno 2020

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215 m
86 m
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1,8
3,6
7,14 km

Visualizzato 32 volte, scaricato 2 volte

vicino a Paldi, British Columbia (Canada)

This pleasant hike includes second growth forest and understory plantings, a hemlock grove and a splendid view of the river valley from Stoltz Knoll.

The trail follows a logging road in the valley beneath Stoltz Bluff eventually arriving at the Stoltz Knoll viewpoint. There are a couple of short diversions into the forest along the way. The first is down Hemlock Trail where at the end is a bear-rub tree. The second is along Triceratops Trail where locals have established an impromptu art installation.

There are good views from Stoltz Knoll to Mt. Prevost, Mt. Maxwell (Saltspring Isld.) & the hills above Lake cowichan.

Parking at the trailhead is extremely limited. For this reason, it is better to park at the entrance to Stoltz Pool Park and walk to the trailhead (approx. 1 KM).

This is a mixed use trail shared with horseback riders, ATVers.

The Retreads Hiking Club gives this hike an AVA rating of 2 B

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Panorama

The view from the top of the Knoll

Parcheggio

Parking

Punto informativo

Road to the trailhead

Watch for traffic! Road is narrow, with minimal shoulders and which have lots of Stinging Nettle. Ouch!
Punto informativo

Wildflowers on the road to the trailhead

Punto informativo

Trailhead

Foto

Stoltz Bluff

Punto informativo

Typical conditions on this part of trail

Salmon berrys grow here
Intersezione

Typical condition of this part of trail

Intersezione

Turn right for Forest Trail

Punto informativo

Typical condition of this part of trail

Albero

Lots of Hemlock trees. Here's a young one.

Note the bent over whiffen-zucker at its top. An identifying marker of hemlock trees.
Intersezione

Bear left

Punto informativo

Typical condition of this part of trail

Intersezione

Turn right

Albero

Replanted area in background. Foreground has not been replanted yet.

Intersezione

Bear right for Triceratops trail

Foto

Typical trail conditions

Foto

The mighty Triceratops

Locals have created an impromptu found-art gallery just past here on the trail
Intersezione

Turn right. Stoltz Knoll in distance.

Intersezione

Turn left & up the Knoll

Panorama

Views from the knoll

Intersezione

Bear left

Punto informativo

Typical trail condition

Foto

Heading back down the valley

Foto

Looking up at Stoltz Bluff

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