Maple Mt - Blue and yellow route

Maple Mt - Blue and yellow route near Duncan, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
10 kms
5hours
moderate
Hiking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Duncan, BC
User Dani
A very nice hike that takes you through some wonderful forest. The blue route is very well marked with flagging and painted spots on trees and rocks, while the yellow route is not as visible but marked well enough. Also you can tell which trail is travelled more. The coastal (yellow) is more strenuous then the blue route. But both have scenic views.
Blue then yellow is recommended. The southern turn around point using the descending pink trail comes soon after a long descent along a rocky bluff dotted with arbutus and Gary oaks.

Directions:

From Victoria you take TransCanada Hwy passed Duncan. You turn right on Herd Road, follow that until you come to Osborne Bay Road where you turn left and you follow that for about 7 minutes and Chilco Road will be on you right. You follow that to the end where you will come to a Col De Sac. You can park along the road without obstructing driveways. There will be a yellow gate which is the trailhead into the park.
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By kostianPosted By: kostian  - Mon May 30 06:13:18 UTC 2016 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful views and enjoyable terrain on both routes. The blue trail is the more travelled route and it runs higher along the mountain. Well marked and fairly gradual pitches and valleys.
The yellow trail is a great exercise in scrambling. It skirts the waters edge wonderfully in places.
Downside The yellow trail is less used and faint in places. The markers are yellow and blend easily into the background. Comment If you do the loop do it blue first then yellow. At the far end (south) the change from yellow to blue is a really steep and unforgiving ascent for nearly a solid kilometre you don't want to do it in reverse.
By EFlanaganPosted By: EFlanagan  - Sun Jul 05 22:18:12 UTC 2015 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Nice hike in the forest, easy to find trailhead. Downside Yellow trail is hard to find, as stated. We got lost for a while on something that used to be a trail but is no longer. Got oursleves back to the blue. Comment Didn't hike the whole thing - just went in for 30 minutes and then back out. I'd like to go back and do the rest of it. Nice for a hot day when you want to be in the forest but don't want to climb a mountain.


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