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Lochside Regional Trail

Address: Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250.478.3344
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Sidney
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Victoria
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203 reviews 203 reviews
20 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful trail through the country side of Saanich. You can ride from downtown to Sidney and have a few wonderful stops along the way. Be sure and stop and say hi to the pigs.

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The bad: Biked the trail from Victoria to Sidney a few weeks ago, and to be honest I was expecting it to be a little more scenic! It essentially followed the highway for at least 60% of the trail which was really quite ugly and loud. Not the best recreational bike ride, but if you're commuting it would be all... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Another great extended weekend trip to Victoria. Made our third cycling trip via this trail which is an easy ride with plenty of stops if you need them. Our usual stop for lunch in Sidney (so many choices) then Starbucks before continuing on. Michell's is a farm market where you can purchase snacks but we didn't this time. There's a... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Take a hike or a bike to enjoy this lovely trail. It's very well defined and cared for and there's plenty to see. I loved the water views and the chance to see horses, roosters, pigs, cows, and deer. I was lucky enough to visit BC in August, so the blackberries are ripe everywhere and the leaves are just starting... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I like the part that goes along the water. I wish it followed the water longer but still really nice

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Maple Ridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For the 8th time I competed the Lochside Trail last week. We have been doing this bike ride almost annually as a family and oftentimes with other families along. The ride is suitable for anyone (kids or aged) that is capable of sustained cycling for the distance 30km or so one way. On this last ride, my daughter who is... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First let me say that we live north of San Francisco and are accustomed to spectacular rides. This is a rating for the Sidney area part of the Lochside Trail, which we found unspectacular -- dull in fact. We're avid cyclists and found it disappointing, the path often alongside the highway. We touched a bit of the Lochside Trail from... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Lochside Trail from Victoria to Sidney is an easy, mostly level ride while passing through a nice variety of landscapes. From forested lanes to views over the Gulf Islands, it continued to reveal interesting spots, including a mud hole with three large pigs. Best thing though, enough coffee shops and bakeries along the way to keep the energy level... More

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Victoria, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Yes this is a beautiful trail but has become overrun with rude bikers that DO NOT SHARE THE TRAIL with walkers! They ride 2 and 3 abreast and rarely use a bell or verbal caution that they are approaching a walker from the rear. I have tried walking against the traffic so I could see what was coming but that... More

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campbell river
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

lot of activity on the weekends, but very quiet on weekdays - level and great scenery good connections ~ all in all a great trail!

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