Are we there yet? If you are someone who gets bored on long forest treks, then we have a hike for you. It only takes a 10-minute walk to reach this hidden waterfall on Vancouver Island.

Trent River Falls is a quick adventure on Vancouver Island that is perfect for a pit stop to stretch your legs. It is three hours from Victoria, near Cumberland.

Round trip the journey is 2.1-kilometres, making it just slightly over a kilometre each way. Chances are you walk further to catch the metro.

Before you start, make sure you switch your footwear into hiking boots. Then to get to the waterfall, you'll follow the orange flags, which are easy to spot.

Most of the route is wide and flat, so it shouldn't give you any trouble. But the last section is more tricky as it is steep.

You'll need to descend a hill over a path covered in roots. If it has rained recently, the area can be slippery because of mud.

Thankfully there is a rope you can hold on to scramble downwards safely.

If you don't want to go all the way to the base of the falls, you can still enjoy a dazzling view only part of the way down.

 

Once you arrive, you won't believe your eyes. It is like a private lagoon, without any of the crowds.

There is a tall waterfall that tumbles over a rocky wall into a serene pool of blue water. It looks like something you would expect to find in the jungles of Costa Rica.

It might come to no surprise that locals love to go swimming here. Who can pass the chance to swim away from all the crowds?

Once you are done looking at nature's eye candy, all you need to do is turn around and returned the way you came.

Do you know someone who loves finding secret spots in B.C. as much as you do? Why not invite them to join you for this adventure?

Trent River Falls

Price: Free

Address: Comox-Strathcona A, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can go for a swim next to a waterfall.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.


 

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