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Lochside Regional Trail

Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
250.478.3344
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Sidney
Type: Hiking Trails
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Bradenton, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Leduc, Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The sun shone, the gulls cried, cormorants and ducks were nearby, gardens across the road beautiful and ohh would I not have loved to take a piece of driftwood home.

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Sidney, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the best things about the trail is that it is flat, because it is an old railbed. This makes it easy for cycling, strollers and walkers. The trail runs from city streets through farmland, past beaches, golf courses and historic sites. There are various places enroute to get a beverage or a meal.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely, flat trail with no traffic through a beautiful area. We rode from Victoria and the trail is very easy to follow. We have used this trail to start multiday bike rides through the Gulf Islands and the Cowichen Valley.

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