Cowichan is a hiking and biking destination with a huge variety of routes that range from extreme terrain to gentle jaunts.

If mountains pique your interest, there are four which are all hikeable and bikeable: Mount Tzouhalem, Maple Mountain, Mount Prevost and Cobble Hill Mountain. Other trails include the 20 km Cowichan River Footpath, which winds west from Duncan to Skutz Falls, and the Trans Canada Great Trail, which skirts Shawnigan Lake and traverses the 144–foot high Kinsol Trestle.

If quiet country roads are more your speed, you might consider biking any of the back roads around Glenora, Cobble Hill and Yellow Point. On the eastern edges of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, you’ll find the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, home to some of the world’s biggest spruce trees.

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