The trail can be an out and back or a loop (with partially logged areas)so the time is between 1 and 2 hours. Consisting of roots, rocks and small steep rock faces that can be ridden down. Lots of fun here with options for harder or easier parts depending on your ability, there is nothing that would be considered extreme. It can be ridden year round if there is no snow. This is part of the trans Canada Trail.
Follow 7th street out of Nanaimo until you get to the power lines, park on the side of the road, trail starts to the south just down the powerline road about 100m, start climbing to the right when you see a set of stairs.
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Posted By: Chubbygal
- Sat Dec 31 23:24:54 UTC 2016
UpsideIts a very cool and interesting thing to see, the walk isn't too hard, altought there's pretty steep boulder rocky areas so you do a bit of climbing, I'm in not very good shape but this was totally manageable if you go at a good pace. DownsideThere's a huge area in the middle that's just scrap pieces of wood, I don't know why all this trees were cut but its not a nice view. However if you look to your right there's lots of pretty trees. Also when you park and walk yo the stairs the road is full of pebbles and it's quite annoying to walk on.
Posted By: colewight
- Sun Sep 29 23:55:32 UTC 2013
UpsideThe Abyss itself is really cool and the hike is beautiful. If all you want to see is the Abyss then it is a short hike with a lot of reward. Should only take 20 minutes to get there. DownsideThe trail is poorly marked. We hit 2 different trails before getting it right. CommentIf you want to just see the Abyss it is imperative that you do the following:
1. Walk away from the parking lot by the powerlines until the staircase.
2. Stay to the right! The trail forks twice, once after the staircase and another about 10 minutes up. Stay to the right both times.
Posted By: noreenw1
- Thu Jan 31 02:05:49 UTC 2013
QuestionHi, Is this a wilderness kind of hike with roots and rocks in amongst the forest or is it a wide path and open and landscaped ? Is it like Holland Creek trail? Or more like the TC trail you would find in Victoria?
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