Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Mount Washington Alpine Resort and neighboring Strathcona Provincial Park deliver some of the most varied and challenging hiking in the Vancouver Island region.
Mount Washington's seven alpine trails – all serviced by the Eagle Express chairlift – vary in accordance with hiking skill levels. Another 40 trails are found at Strathcona Provincial Park.
A constant favourite, the 0.7km/0.43mi Top of the World Trail is an easy hike with a stunning panoramic view from Mount Washington's peak. The 2.1km/1.3mi Linton's Trail is an intermediate trail, which requires plenty of walking. It does reward with spectacular views of Strathcona Provincial Park and Mount Albert Edwards. Linton's Trail is also an active access road for mountain vehicles.
Wanting a challenge? The Giv'er Trail is an advanced route straight up-and-down the peak. Another advanced trail, the 4.3km/2.67mi West Summit Ridge, meanders through West Basin, literally peaks at Mount Washington, and descends through alpine meadows.