Alberni Trail Inlet: Main Route

Port Alberni

5 min from Port Alberni, BC
49.2153573519521, -124.793387251704
This spectacular hike is located on private land. It ascends through the forest to a lookout with a gorgeous panorama of the Alberni Inlet and the City of Port Alberni across to Mount Arrowsmith. The elevation will vary along the trail and there are steep hills along the way.

Begins your hike at Ship Creek Road. Approximately 2 kilometres in, the trail merges up with a logging road, then swings west towards the Alberni Inlet. It’s about half a kilometre to the next signpost, where you can choose your route of descent towards the Inlet: follow the less strenuous trail along Follinsbee Creek, or go north towards The Lookout from Copper Mountain where you can appreciate the view of coastal bluffs and Alberni Inlet. Keep moving south along the water. As you go on, the trail will begin to veer east away from the water and present views across China Creek Dryland Sort and China Creek Marina. You will come to a gated logging road which you will cross over and continue through the forest over China Creek.

Your hike will end at a private industrial road. Take caution as you may run into industrial traffic.
  • Short
  • Average
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 8.00 km round-trip
  • 2 hr 30 min solo
  • 211 m gain
  • Single-Wide
Kids & Pets
  • Part of the larger Alberni Trail Inlet (Trail Network) trail network.


49.2153573519521, -124.793387251704

Driving Time

From Port Alberni, BC, approximate travel time by car is 5 min.

GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

Take Highway 4A from the Visitors Information Centre and follow the signs to Bamfield. Drive to the traffic light on 10th Avenue, then turn left onto 10th Avenue. Continue to the four-way stop at Argyle, and turn left onto Arygle. Turn right on Anderson and in about 2 kilometres it will meet Ship Creek Road where you will find the parking lot for the trailhead directly opposite the junction.

Google Directions

Use our written directions in preference to the Google directions below as they are likely more accurate.

Create Album

Photo Albums
No albums to show

If you need assistance, please contact us
Linear Trail
This is a linear (out and back/not a loop) trail; the values below indicate the one-way statistics from the trailhead to the end of the route.
  • Starting Elevation: 120 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 34 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 291 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 32 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 211 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -299 meters
  • Slope Up: 12.00%
  • Slope Down: -13.00%

View Full Screen

GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.
There are currently no user comments.

Leave a comment

You must Login to post a comment!

Share this Trail