Holland Creek Trail
The Holland Creek Trail is a 4.1mi hiking circuit in Ladysmith, BC, that loops around the banks of Holland Creek and passes through a beautiful forest setting. Along the trail, hikers will make their way through varied terrain, with the north side of the creek offering a bit of climbing and the south side traversing wide, flat terrain. This hike is easy to navigate and provides amazing views of the picturesque West Coast temperate rainforest, making it a great option for casual hikers to get out exploring.
To reach the Holland Creek trailhead from the Ladysmith Museum, head southeast on 1st Avenue for 2133ft and continue straight onto Dogwood Drive. After 0.9mi, you will arrive at the trailhead on the right.
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Holland Creek Trail
Holland Creek Trail Description
Although the Holland Creek Trail can be a bit wet in certain areas due to its proximity to the water, the route is definitely one that you won’t want to miss because of its beautiful scenery. The route sets out from the trailhead off Dogwood Drive and heads west into the thick cover of the forest. As you follow along the southern edge of Holland Creek, you will pass by mature, moss-covered trees and countless ferns that fill the vibrant green forest with a wonderful atmosphere.
Eventually, the trail will turn to the south before crossing over the creek to take you along its north side for the return part of the journey. This last stretch requires a bit of light climbing over some rocky terrain; however, this is more than manageable for hikers of most skill levels. After winding through the forest alongside the rushing creek and crossing over it a few more times, you will arrive back at the trailhead where you started your hike.
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