This moderate hiking trail east of Duncan, BC, follows the ridge of Mt. Tzouhalem, providing 180 degree views of Cowichan Bay and Duncan. You'll be able to see Mt. Whymper, Mt. Prevost and the Malahat. The summit of the route has a big cross erected by the church below. It's a good place for a picnic. Be aware that mountain bikes also share parts of this trail.
Note: The GPS track was taken with +/-5m accuracy and should be easy to follow.
Genoa Bay Side
Go to the end of Khenipsen Road and proceed up the trail beyond the gate with the chain strung across.
St Ann's Church Side
Park in the church parking lot and go down the gravel road on the east side on the parking lot. The start on the trail will be located using the GPS track. The trail will be 3/4m wide and on the east side of the gravel road.
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Posted By: Protector
- Sun Nov 20 19:11:50 UTC 2016
UpsideI live at the end of Khenipsen Rd and I'm very protective of my own and my neighbours property. This is not an officially sanctioned hiking trail - it is private property and First Nations Territory, which means you are trespassing. Please take note of all private property/no trespassing signs and respect them. If you are found on private property you will be told to leave immediately. When parking your vehicle, please note the No Parking signs. Do not block driveways or turn around areas. Respect the quite of this rural neighbourhood by lowering your voice. Your dog should be leashed at all times in order to avoid conflict with resident pets and wildlife. DownsideTICKS.
Posted By: noreenw1
- Fri Oct 14 17:01:13 UTC 2016
UpsideStarting at Khenipsen rd walk along the Ridge to the 1st look out over Cowichan Bay. Continue up fallow in sighns to the summit. It's strenuous hike and great for all dogs in good shape. There is no water up there so be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog.I had to take several rests to catch my breath as it's only a 2 hr hike up with elevation of 1500 feet. Great views of saltspring, Sidney and the Gulf islands. In the other direction you can see down the valley and see the peaks of the Pacific Rim National Park. You know you are at the top when you reach the bench. Took 45 min back to the bottom. Downside1-Difficulty finding the start of the trail.... when you reach the end of Khenipsen rd. There are 2 drive ways... take the one on the right. Once you walk down a bit , you will see another off shoot rd to the left with a lrg barrel. This is the start of the hike it quickly turns into a trail.... 2- No water to cool off the pups. Not recommended in the middle of summer as it's just too hot. Spring and fall are perfect times to go as you can see the valleys trees changing colour and it's just a bit cooler. CommentWe didn't walk the round about. We went straight to the top (Summit) and back down on same trail. Total time 2 hrs 45 min with short breaks to catch our breath and take stunning views from the multiple peaks looking over Cowichan bay and the narrows.
Posted By: peterdschroeter
- Mon Jan 26 03:41:07 UTC 2015
Upsidequick hike to the cross from the church Downsidenone, easy to follow trail, steep in parts but easy to navigate. Commenta great way to spend a couple of hours.