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    Nile Creek Trail

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    10.0 km
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    268 m
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    Nile Creek

    The Nile Creek Trail is a 10.0 km out-and-back hiking route near Port Alberni, BC, that travels uphill alongside Nile Creek to visit several stunning waterfalls. Along the trail, hikers will experience a breathtaking temperate rainforest setting that is packed full of vibrant green vegetation on the way to the cascading falls that have an almost mystical feel in the atmosphere of the dense forest. The trail follows a fairly gradual incline for the majority of the route until you begin to approach the falls, where the trail will steepen; however, it is still manageable for casual hikers

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    Route Description for Nile Creek Trail

    If you are looking for a fun half-day hike near Port Alberni that will transport you to a near-mystical setting within the dense West Coast rainforest, then the Nile Creek Trail should certainly be on your list. Setting out from the trailhead, the path enters under the thick canopy of the forest and follows closely alongside the flowing waters of the creek. As you make your way past moss-covered trees and other types of vegetation, you will feel the trail climb slightly uphill. Upon your approach to the falls, this incline will steepen and is often wet/muddy, so plan to wear proper hiking footwear and possibly even gaiters if you are looking to complete the hike in the winter. Once you arrive at the falls, you will be treated to the beautiful sight of cascading waters that flow over the moss-covered rocks and in the pool below. After exploring the area, head back along the same trail to return to the parking area where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Nile Creek Trail Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Nile Creek Trail from Qualicum Bay, drive northwest on BC-19A for 3.6 km and turn left onto Charlton Drive. After 800 m, you will arrive at the trailhead.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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