Kinsol Trestle, Vancouver Island

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  • September 2017. We were travelling from Courtenay/Comox to Victoria and had heard good things about Kinsol Trestle, so we detoured 15 mins from Hwy 19 to see it. The parking lot is 1K from the trestle...  more »
  • A short hike from the parking lot is this amazing trestle. The Kinsol Trestle is a wooden railway bridge that crosses the Koksilah River on the old CNR Cowichan line. Started in 1917, construction was...  more »
  • Not far from Shawnigan Lake Vancouver Island forming part of the Trans Canadian long distance hike this is a must see for anyone interested in Social History, engineering, or natural environment. Ther...  more »
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  • Interesting walk into trestle tracks/bridge. Treed, peaceful, wide, gravel path in to bridge crossing. Magnificent expose of trestle construction. Not bad dog walk. Would be difficult for disabled to get to bridge as the path is uneven gravel. Fresh, green, meandering paths, some signage, an hours walk and some intrigue. Pack a picnic-a few tables available. Riverside walking trails available. Excellent historic information.
  • Definitely a place to check it out when visit the island! Short walk from parking (1km) and astonishing view from the top of the structure. It has a little trail that go down and under the structure just take care in snowing or raining days can be slippery!
  • This is an absolutely beautiful trail. The trestle is breathtaking and has been upgraded with new trails & lookouts. Well worth the trip.
  • A great day in the sun. This is a perfect walk from the parking lot. The sun made the day hike a perfect day. Lots of good posters showing the history.
  • great short walk to see such a stunning trestle. there are outhouses at the parking lot, and on the other side of the trestle. the parking lot is just off the road on the way there, don’t follow google maps all the way or else you will have to turn around. only downside, ignorant dog owners leaving there dogs full bags along the side of the trail
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