Harriet Nahanee Memorial Trail
South Island / Port Renfrew
120 min driving from Lake Cowichan
The Harriet Nahanee Memorial Trail was built in 2016 to commemorate the life and work of Harriet Nahanee, a Pacheedaht Elder who worked tirelessly to advocate for her people and the land. The trail starts where the logging was stopped in the Walbran by activists in the 90's. The trail-head is about a hundred meters off of the main logging road, half a kilometer past the bridge over the Walbran River. The trail heads down into the forest where the boardwalk starts. This is the T junction for the loop. Head left and hike along the boardwalk, then continue on the trail as it winds along the bank of the Walbran River. Eventually you will arrive at a T junction with signs. You can go down to the river and swim in the beautiful emerald water of the Marble Canyon, or up and to the left to look at the Log Jamb in the creek. In the summer you can hike up the creek bed to view the fools-gold and cool formations of Limestone Canyon. Back on the loop trail, you head up into deeper forest where giant old growth Cedar and Fir trees tower overhead, growing on top of Karst, a unique geo-morphological type of topography characterized underground drainage systems and sinkholes and caves formed by the dissolving of limestone rock. The trail now traverses the slope and passes through a proposed cut-block that has been flagged for cutting. Eventually the trail turns and goes down the slope and across the creek before popping out back at the T-junction where the boardwalk starts.
|Duration Class:||Medium Hike|
|Seasons:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Difficulty Description:||Muddy, lots of climbing up and over logs|
|Dogs:||OK off leash, be aware of wildlife (cougars, bears etc.)|
|Children:||Big steps to climb over things|
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|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||180 min|
|Distance:||4.00 km (round-trip)|
|Elevation at Start:||137 meters|
|Elevation at End:||137 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||103 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||269 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||165 meters (round-trip)|
|Elevation Loss:||165 meters (round-trip)|
|Slope Up:||15.50% (round-trip)|
|Slope Down:||15.50% (round-trip)|
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