Cowichan - Maple Mountain

Tails: 2

Region: Cowichan

Location: Between Duncan and Crofton

Parking: Free parking on Osbourne Bay Rd. 

Time/Distance: 11km, 3.5 hours

Walk/Hike/Backpack: Hike

We took the logging road up about 4-5km to Upper Maple Syrup. We took the Maple Syrup trail down, and took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up on a road that took us to Osbourne Bay Rd, which then we had to walk road side back to where we parked at a yellow gate (why it's always good to have a leash in your pack). It would be easier to take many wrong turns, as when we started the hike there was a 3 way split. We took the middle one, and it took us to the top. There are many trails and lots of mountain biking trails, so be aware of this. We had our dogs off leash and were just cautious when on one of the bike trails, however, we saw nobody on that trail.