WestWood Lake

WestWood Lake near Nanaimo, BC


This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars
6 kms
1 hour
easy
Hiking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Nanaimo, BC
User Branky
NTS Map:92F1. This park was dedicated in 1957 and became a favorite swimming and picnicing spot. The City of Nanaimo built a trail that goes around the lake hugging the shoreline and actually extending out over the lake using a beautiful boardwalk. The trail is rated for bikes but there are a series of gates you will have to lift your bike over.

There is a Off-Leash area on the backside of the lake that is seperate from the regular trail.

You could extend your hike to the popular Westwood Ridge trails, but that will add 4-5 hours to this easy walk.

Watch for the bike bypass that takes you away from the lake for a bit and the short-cut at the North-West end of the lake.

Directions:

Take Jingle-Pot Rd to Westwood Lake Rd. Follow the signs to the parking area. Free parking for now.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By KjolivetPosted By: Kjolivet  - Sun Jul 16 19:14:53 UTC 2017 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside A lovely trail through second growth forest with lovely views of the lake. Downside Very busy in the summer. Comment A great spot for a fast-paced walk which takes about 75 minutes to complete. Mainly level except for a 5-10 minute climb at the beginning if you go clockwise around the lake.
By IslandMaidenPosted By: IslandMaiden  - Sun Jan 04 18:11:59 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question I was wondering if any has been up to Westwood Lake recently. How icy are the trails?

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