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    Keats Loop Trail

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    4.3 km
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    162 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Keats Loop Trail is a 4.3 km hiking circuit on Keats Island that will take you through an amazingly scenic stretch of Pacific temperate rainforest that is brimming with various plant and animal life species. With a short overall distance, a small amount of elevation gain, and well-maintained trails, this trail is perfectly suited for hikers of all skill levels. Portions of this hike will come very close to the private property of some local residents, so make sure to treat the area with the utmost respect when out on the trail.

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    Route Description for Keats Loop Trail

    The Keats Loop Trail may be a short hiking route, but it is the perfect way to explore the diversity and natural beauty of the temperate rainforests that can be found on Keats Island. The route sets out from the trailhead and immediately enters into the dense, moss-covered expanse of the temperate rainforest. As you work your way along the trail, you will feel a sensation of relaxation as you meander along the well-maintained pathways that cut through the thick brush of the forest floor. The route will eventually meet up with the road, which you will need to follow in order to work your way around the south side of Carmichael Peak before entering back into the thick tree cover. Along the trail, you will pass by a plentiful amount of small ferns that stand in direct contrast to the vast frames of the cedar trees towering above. As you hike along the north side of the trail loop, you will eventually arrive back at the trailhead where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Keats Loop Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Keats Loop Trail from the Keats Landing Ferry Terminal, head southwest on Keats Road for 2.0 km and turn left onto Skyline Road, following it for 400 m. Turn right and continue on for 1.0 km to find the trailhead on the right.

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