Maple Mountain, Mount Tzouhalem, and Mount Prevost are North Cowichan’s key hiking and mountain biking destinations. Additional walking, hiking, and equestrian opportunities can be found on Mount Richards, Mount Sicker, and Grace Road.
Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain parking lots are busy on the weekends. There are alternate parking locations on Kaspa Rd. and in the Nevilane parking lot.
- Kaspa Rd. parking lot (Mount Tzouhalem): 5am-10pm
- Nevilane parking lot: 5am-10pm
The Municipal Forest Reserve is available for non-motorized recreational use, such as hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. E-bikes are only permitted if they are Class 1 (100% pedal assist, with no throttle) and have a maximum assist speed of 32km/h.
Overnight camping, campfires, and fireworks are not permitted in the Municipal Forest Reserve at any time.
Forestry gates: With the decrease in fire danger rating, the Mt Prevost, Mt Sicker, and Grace Rd forestry gates reopened to vehicle access on Monday, Sept 25, 2023.
The North Cowichan Trails App shows all forestry roads and sanctioned trails for hiking or mountain biking. The app includes trails on Maple Mountain and Mount Tzouhalem, with expansion to the rest of the forest reserve in future years.
- Geolocate yourself on the mountain.
- Find and identify hiking, biking and equine trails.
- Trail descriptions and elevations
|Maple Mountain||Hiking, mountain biking, & Equestrian||Maple Mountain(GPS)|
|Mount Tzouhalem||Hiking & mountain biking||Mount Tzouhalem(GPS)|
|Mount Prevost||Hiking & downhill mountain biking||Mount Prevost(Original)
|Mount Richards||Hiking & equestrian||Mount Richards(Original)
|Mount Sicker||Hiking & mountain biking||Mount Sicker(Original)
|Grace Road||Walking, equestrian, & river access.||Grace Road|
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