It’s likely that the Rogers Creek Nature Trail started out as a single trail, but today it has evolved into one of Vancouver Island’s nicest trail network. The main branches are displayed in the map below, but there are numerous lesser branches that have not yet been mapped. The main trail is a relatively easy hike, but the trail become less well defined further along its length and has several sections that require short scrambles. The main trail is described here. Rogers Creek Nature Trail is one of the crown jewels of the Valley of Trails. The main trail head is located on the Port Alberni Highway. Immediately after leaving the parking lot, the trail passes the C & N trail, the crosses over Wolf Creek. It continues along the bank of Rogers Creek eventually intersecting the Log Train Trail where it crosses Rogers Creek. Continue straight ahead. After approximately 30 minutes, the trail skirts a pool on a bend of the creek and shortly after, passes by an impressive shale bank and the Rogers Creek Giant (a large Douglas Fir tree). The trail moves away from the creek to avoid the sheer cliffs of the shale canyon in this section. After 60 minutes, a feeder trail leading to Burde Street is encountered. Several minutes further, a short side trail to the left leads to the lower dam for the original water supply for Port Alberni. Another fifteen minutes brings you to the end of the Rogers Creek Nature Trail where it meets the Stokes Creek to Burde Street Trail. Follow left down the Stokes Creek Trail to the old upper dam. Downstream of the dam is one of the most famous scenes in the Alberni Valley – the Hole in the Wall.
2 hours round trip (6 km)
N 49° 15' 27.89'' W 124° 46' 31.60''