Cowichan River Provincial Park WALKING/HIKING TRAIL LOOP w3

Map Legend: 

w3 Cowichan River Provincial Park Walking Loop 13k 
Marie Canyon Trestle.jpg

GPS Downloads

  • KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
  • GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
  • GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).

Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.

About the Journey: 

This wilderness loop allows for spectacular viewing of the Cowichan River and forest.  The mossy maple forest is of particular interest.  Of course, the Marie Canyon trestle is a wonder and Skutz Falls is also worth viewing.  Best to park at Skutz Falls.  This venture can easily be made into two smaller loops, a 6k and a 8k.  There is a Provincial Campground nearby and Sathlam Lodge has a cable car over the river to the trail.