As some of you know, we packed up from Red Deer in the middle of March and headed out to Vancouver Island for a month long stay. The majority of our time was spent with the boys doing their off season golf training, however, we were able to fit in a little bit of downtime here and there with visiting family and taking in a few hikes. Despite the uncooperative weather ;).
Ammonite Falls, just outside of Nanaimo, was one of our afternoon trips. As I know some of you visit Vancouver Island as a holiday spot, I thought I would share a little more information about the trail and falls in case you want to add it to your travel plans.
* Location: The trail is just 15 minutes west of Nanaimo. Paved roads and easy to find using google maps.
* Parking: There is a small lot just past the trail entrance. Google maps takes you to the road where the trail starts, however just drive past this and you will see the parking lot ahead.
* Time: This is a in and out trail to the falls. We had our two dogs and went at an average pace and it took about 1.5 hours
* Difficulty: The trail is really well groomed and considered easy. Getting down to the bottom of the falls is more difficult and needs to be navigated using the rope system available on the trail. Also, the bottom of the viewing area is rather small and enough area for a few people at a time.
* Geocaching: We didn't manage to actually find any on our hike (this seems to be a recurring problem for us, haha), but there were quite a few noted on our GPS.
If you have any questions at all about the hike, don't hesitate to send me an email!