This is our own personal list of Salt Spring Island Trails, it’s a work-in-progress as we check out each one, so keep checking back! Click on the links to see photos and learn more about each hike.



Bulman Trail – 200m

Burgoyne Bay

Chris Hatfield Trail (south end/Ruckle) – 2 kmTODDLER APPROVED!

Churchill Trail (near Ganges) – 382 m – TODDLER APPROVED!

Daffodil Point, Burgoyne Bay – 3 km – OK FOR TODDLERS (long, steady uphill, but trail is wide and even)

Duck Creek Park (near Vesuvius) – 2 km +

Dunbabin Park (Robinson & Stark) – 670 m

Mouat Park trails (Ganges) – 8 km +

Welbury Bay Park (Long Harbour) – 275 m – OK FOR TODDLERS (but watch out for steep bank beside start of trail)

Wen,na,nec / Tsawout First Nation Trail (south end/Menhinick) – 4 km loop (approx.) – OK FOR TODDLERS (trail is level but rocky – no strollers!)


Armand Way Trail – 350m

Bryant Hill Park – 2.2 km

Channel Ridge Trails – 15 km +

Fern Creek Trail – 500m

Peter Arnell Park – 1.5 km+

Quarry Drive Park Reserve – 245 m


Baker Ridge

Bryant Hill – Peter Arnell Connector Trail – 2.7 km

Mount Erskine (near Ganges)

Mount Tuam – accessed from Mountain Road (off Isabella Point Road). There are two popular routes up the mountain. The trailheads are not marked well, but directions with GPS readings can be found here.

Reginald Hill Trail – accessible from the parking lot before the gate at the end of Morningside, in Fulford. The gate is at the start of Reginald Hill Rd., walk uphill and then left onto the trail.

Sun Eagle Trail

Other links:

CRD: FIND A PARK OR TRAIL – The CRD site has a full list of hikes here, including maps and distances.








  1. Kristin
    July 4, 2017

    Hello, do you have any info about the Mt. Tuam trail heads? I’ve heard there are two off of Mountain rd, but not sure where. Doesn’t sound like they are marked at all.

    • Kim Thompson
      September 14, 2017

      Hi Kristin, I am so sorry I didn’t see your comment until now. I used to receive email notification every time someone commented and have no idea why that has halted… I am referring your question to our trails expert, aka my dad, and will answer soon.

    • Kim Thompson
      October 12, 2017

      Hi, I’ve just posted a link to the directions and GPS readings for the Mt. Tuam trails on the site (see above to link to the file). Once again, sorry it took so long to dig up an answer to your question!

  2. Drew watson
    May 8, 2017

    Please advise hikers that the Reginald hill trail in not accessible from Bridgman Rd. It is only accesable from fulford harbour. Bridgman rd is all private property and we ask people to respect this. Someone has put a trail access on a GPS that goes through private property on an old logging rd and local residents are getting pretty fed up with people crossing their private lands. Thanks

  3. eric gordon
    January 17, 2015

    Thank you so much.

    My youngest and I have just spent a while looking at all sorts of interesting things. He really liked the trail story and pictures. We haven’t walked that trail yet, but now we will.

    And my little Guy, Gabriel, had an idea and a question. Partially inspired by his first ‘New”
    (from the brilliant SS Exchange) camera, he wonders if you would like stories and pics of neat trails and other things on SSI from others ( him 🙂 ) ?

    Thanks again


    Eric and Gabes.

    • Kim Thompson
      February 18, 2015

      Hi Eric and Gabes… and anyone else who might like to send us their Trail Reviews: I would love to include hiker comments/photos/stories in our Hikes Series! Kid reviews and photos especially – include first name and age, and let us know if you’d prefer their name not be published. (Maybe a cool pseudonym instead? superhero name?) Thanks!

  4. eric gordon
    January 15, 2015

    Hi The newsletter sign up button isnt working. I would like to be kept up to date.

    I am also a former school teacher, Waldorf, Public, First nations, Professional Storyteller/facilitator, and outdoor educator.

    I will be happy to contribute as appropriate once I get settled here a little more.


    • Kim Thompson
      January 16, 2015

      Thanks for letting us know. I’ve added you to our subscribers list and will send you the last newsletter (it went out Thursday). Hope you find it interesting and useful!


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