Hey everyone! TN staffer Emily here to tell you all about my hike around the Lantzville Foothills.
I love adventuring to new places; however school and work have made seeking out new adventures a little difficult. Luckily I finally had a Friday off which had me wandering around the Lantzville Foothills. I had always heard of people walking around up there, and curiosity fueled me to explore the area for myself.
The trail is really well marked due to the fact that there used to be a plan to develop in that area. This made it blissfully easy to wonder around and not get lost. It offers many different peaks and bluffs for you to experience amazing views during your walk.
The best part about this hike is it was not hard at all. It is an easy 7 km loop that took a little over 2 hours to complete. I had gone on a bit of a cloudy day, and it did start raining about half way through (big surprise), but the trail and views itself were still very enjoyable. I definitely encourage anyone who wants awesome views to seek this hike out.
How to Get There:
- If heading north, turn left off of the Nanaimo Parkway (Highway 19) onto Ware Rd (it will eventually turn into Aulds Rd about half way up)
- At the end of the road, take a left onto Harwood drive and park at the end to reach the trail head
Until my next adventure,