In May 2018, we visited Kinsol Trestle located on Vancouver Island, BC. We researched things to do in Vancouver and Kinsol Trestle hike was a result. We were glad it did. It was a beautiful day on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Hunter and I walked on the park’s flat path ~1.2km from the free public parking lot to arrive at the magnificent Kinsol Trestle. We were amazed by the structure and its magnitude. I liked the many paths down from the trestle to the river.
There are many paths at the bottom near the river that you can explore too. One of the paths we took was the Jack Fleetwood Trail. Trail length was listed as 1000m. We enjoyed it because it followed the river. As we meandered through the woods on the path, we could hear the river flowing. If you are looking for a nice walk or a path through the trees, we suggest visiting Kinsol Trestle.
Kinsol Trestle was completed in 1920 and took passengers from 1922-1925. Then there are floods that damage the structure. Next, there was vandalism and no maintenance. Therefore it becomes a park to be restored. The remodeling was completed and opened for the park in 2011-2012.
For more information about Kinsol Trestle, visit Cowichan Valley Regional District website.