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This is a must see and do

Although we never did the whole trail, the start was pretty good. Easy walking , well marked and... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Vernon, Canada
Easy access from Campbell RIver

Ripple Rock is a great afternoon hike with easy access from the highway parking lot. The trail has... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Steven T
Courtenay, Canada
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Ripple Rock Trailhead, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Although we never did the whole trail, the start was pretty good. Easy walking , well marked and lots of parking. Our next trip to Campbell River, we are making the time to do the complete journey.

Thank EagerB
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Ripple Rock is a great afternoon hike with easy access from the highway parking lot. The trail has some steep sections not suitable for mobility-impaired people. The viewpoint is particulary spectacular if you aim to arrive near full current.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This well-maintained 5-mile round-trip trail takes you out to the narrowest point in the Inside Passage between Vancouver Island and the mainland. We arrived in time for the tide to change and saw the tugs and barges taking advantage of the flood. Fascinating to read...More

Thank Flora L
Reviewed September 1, 2018

If you want a good day walk just out of Campbell River, this is the one. Easy parking just off the highway, it's a gentle slop down to the start of the trail. The walk itself is not too difficult, but challenging enough to feel...More

Thank joanne01
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A lovely 3-hour there and back again walk, through beautiful woodland and ending with stunning views on Quadra Island.A little more than easy, so be prepared to sweat in BC's summer heat.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We read reviews and were eager to hike this trail just ten minutes out of Campbell River. The signage on the highway is excellent. The sign at the actual entrance leaves a bit to be desired. Make sure you have an idea how far 400...More

6  Thank James G
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Great day hike, not too difficult, nice scenic stops along the way. Just over 9 km roundtrip, but we had some diversions. One short climb, did not use the ropes, but may be handy for some. Even on a grey day the view at Ripple...More

Thank GRK5335
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We have done this hike a few times and plan to go more now that our youngest is old enough. We used to cary the youngest on a back-pack but he got too heavy. Now we were able to make it to the end of...More

3  Thank Shantall M
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Some of the most dangerous tidal changes in the world are here. They surge through the narrow channel known as Seymour Narrows and you have a front row seat from the Ripple Rock lookout.

3  Thank Fishbonz67
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We love this hike near Campbell River. Fantastic view from the top. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.

Thank KimW110
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