Marble River Trail
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Marble River Trail

North Vancouver Island
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Marble River Trail

Marble River Trail

Distance: 4.0mi
Elevation: 663ft
Time: 1.5-2.5h

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The Marble River Trail is a 4.0mi out-and-back hiking route within Marble River Provincial Park that showcases the stunning beauty of Vancouver Island’s forest landscape. Along the trail, hikers will follow closely alongside the rushing waters of the Marble River as they stroll through breathtaking second-growth forests that are the result of natural weather disturbances in the area. The well-spaced trees create an open yet vibrant atmosphere that is packed with natural beauty and is sure to make for a pleasant hiking experience.

Marble River Trail Map

Getting there

To reach the parking area for the Marble River Trail from Port McNeill, head southeast along Campbell Way for 1.6mi and turn right onto BC-19. Follow this for 12.1mi and turn left onto Port Alice Road. Continue on for 8.9mi and turn right to enter the parking area.

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When to do


Backcountry Campsites

Marble River Recreation Site

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly


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Route Type

Out and back

Marble River Trail
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Marble River Trail Description

With such a breathtaking forest setting, it’s hard to believe that the tall, gorgeous trees along the Marble River Trail are part of a second-growth forest that was planted to rehabilitate the area in the wake of destructive natural forces. In any case, they make the perfect backdrop for a fun day of hiking the wilderness of Vancouver Island.

Setting out from the trailhead at the campground, follow the trail north through the forest as it runs closely alongside the rushing waters of the Marble River. After a short distance, the trail will turn west with the river and cross several small streams. As you meander amongst the tall trees, you will have some nice views of the river’s edge as it cuts through the dense forests of the park. Once you have reached the end of the trail, take some time to explore the area and have a quick snack before heading back along the same route to return to the parking area.



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