Teodoro Trail

Teodoro Trail is a beautiful loop trail perfect for an afternoon hike, and a great place to view a Vancouver Island old growth forest. Perhaps the best way to access the trail is to drive to the trailhead and park in the cleared area when you come to the bridge over Weiner Creek. If you are driving from Port Alberni, turn right opposite Sproat Lake Landing. Then right again immediately up a short hill past a Kiosk announcing the Community Forest. Turn left on the road you come to within 50 meters and drive to the parking area.

From the trailhead Teodoro Trail continues uphill through second growth forest, until eventually coming out in a strand of old growth Douglas Fir.  Good views of Sproat Lake are afforded from open bluffs in this area.  The trail continues through the old growth and back down the bluffs to pick up the logging road again.  Turn left and go down the logging road for a short distance to where the trail leaves the road on the right.  Continue downhill to a road paralleling the power lines and Weiner Creek.  Follow this road up stream until you reach the bridge.  The trail is named after Teodoro Cabrera, a Mexican environmental activist who was jailed in 1999 for opposing logging in old growth forests.

Difficulty: 
Medium
Length: 
2.5 hours round trip (5.9 km)
Vehicle Access: 
2WD
Elevation Gain: 
300m
Trailhead Coordinates: 
N 49°17'08.6820" W 124°58'36.8688"
GPS File: 
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Important

UPDATE - The BC Wildfire Service has declared a ban on all Category 2 fires.  This means anything larger than a campfire (0.5 meters wide and 0.5 meters high) is presently prohibited. The forest is extra dry this spring so please be very careful!

IMPORTANT – Any of the various trails described on this website might be accessed through, or pass over, privately owned land. It is solely your responsibility as a hiker to ensure that you have the appropriate permission from the landowner before travelling on any privately owned land. When travelling on privately owned land, please be respectful and responsible, to help ensure the landowners future cooperation with hikers.  

When travelling on privately owned forestry roads, make sure to stay aware and follow all posted signs. Do not enter any areas that are marked closed for active logging, and never approach any logging equipment. Island Timberlands kindly provides information on access restrictions and other important info on their BLOG.

Whenever you venture into the wilderness it is important that you make someone aware of your travel plans, in the event that an emergency situation occurs. Always make sure that you bring with you appropriate survival equipment when venturing into the wilderness for even the shortest hikes. Be mindful of the difficulty of individual trails, and do not attempt hikes that are beyond your physically abilities or training. The volunteers, and owners, of the Valley of Trails website provide information about trails and outdoor activities in the Alberni Valley, but in no way assume responsibility or liability whatsoever in regards to your safety when venturing into the wilderness. It is your responsibility to stay safe in the Valley of Trails.