Beaver Pond

The Beaver Pond trail is an excellent place to witness the impact that Beavers can have on an ecosystem. The ponds along this trail are terraced with four distinct layers. It is a unique opportunity to see flat calm ponds of water terraced, a phenomenon usually otherwise reserved for manmade waterways.

 

Beaver Pond Trail

 

The Beaver Pond trail is a relatively easy 3.3km loop trail that will take you approximately 1 hour to complete. The Beaver Pond trails are part of the larger Rogers Creek and Log Train Trail networks. During this hike you will experience very little elevation gain, as the trail follows along the Log Train Trail for the majority of the hike. Being a historic railroad bed this portion of the trail is relatively flat. Most of the hike will bring you through beautiful second growth forest. You will however walk through some logged sections as well as a section made up purely of deciduous trees.

Difficulty: 
Easy
Length: 
1 hour round trip (3.3 km)
Vehicle Access: 
2WD
Elevation Gain: 
Little
Trailhead Coordinates: 
49°14'.523, -124°46.879
GPS File: 
GPS Map: 

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.