Heritage Forest

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wmarnold1
Qualicum Beach, Canada11 contributions
Solo
Whatever is heavy on your heart/mind will be lifted by your walk in this forest of giants.
The sound of silence will calm your soul.
Written August 6, 2018
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Golferboy18
Florida842 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful 50-acre old growth forest in Qualicum Beach! And, a great story that local residents saved it from development. We saw only one other person during our peaceful walk in the forest. Quite a contrast from Cathedral Grove where hikers are dropped off by the bus load. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk and will definitely return.
Written October 7, 2014
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Via_girl
Qualicum Beach, Canada2,994 contributions
Friends
This is a serene, natural, somewhat old growth forest right in the town of Qualicum Beach. The vegetation is varied with aged trunks lining the forest floor. With the dense canopy, it makes for a lovely walk even on a rainy day.

It is easily accessible from many hotels so you don’t really need to drive there. There are two sides to the forest, separated by a deep ravine. Each part has a few entrances with the main one on Crescent Road East.

Once in the forest, there are signs showing the different walking trails and if you’re short on time, take the loop trail which is a really nice 20 minute walk starting at the Crescent Road East entrance. Other trails go off this loop but those can be explored at another time. There is a large grassy area in the middle with a picnic table and a porta-potty. It is a popular place for dog walking.

Parking is on the shoulder of each street, somewhat limited in places but the Crescent entrance has enough space for an RV.

This peaceful forest is a treasure and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The forest is so pristine it lets you experience nature as it used to be.
Written July 22, 2013
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DeniseB_CO
Fort Collins, CO71 contributions
Couples
This park of 70 hectares is a shady oasis in the middle of town! You feel like you are far from civilization as you wander well maintained trails under towering trees. All you hear is the bounty of birds. It was quite a bit cooler when we walked it during a heat wave. We began our walk in early evening and were completely alone until we were leaving. Then we saw several dogs with their humans out to enjoy a walk through the woods. I think this place is nicer than cathedral grove because it was not at all crowded and so easy to get to from town. It makes me want to move here so I could walk it everyday!
Written July 17, 2018
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Kathryn B
Incline Village, NV29 contributions
Couples
I have been walking the forest everyday for a week and saw not too much wildlife. One day a deer jumped across the trail in front of me then stopped and started grazing. Beautiful animals. Very peaceful place and not crowded.
Written July 1, 2018
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susan658
Toronto62 contributions
Couples
I had read about this forest while researching for our vacation to Qualicum Beach. It was a nice short hike. What I loved was to read about the forest and find out how the local people helped to save this forest! Well worth a drive to go through the forest.
Written June 7, 2018
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Arcosdad
Comox Valley, Canada3,806 contributions
Couples
Its a small area but oh so beautiful and peaceful. Huge Doug Firs,(one is 7 feet in diameter and 180 feet tall!) cedars and a few hemlock and spruce. You can almost taste the forest on a wet day....lovely spot. Lots of junction maps so you can't get lost. Suitable for strollers and you could try a wheelchair but there are a few roots to watch for.

Don't miss the similar-sized community forest park near the pool in town...another lovely patch of second growth forest.
Written December 5, 2014
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Marie C
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
Couples
This was a nice little hike in the middle of the town of Qualicum Beach. Very accessible, quiet and no strenuous parts to it. If you are an avid hiker, this may be not as exciting for you but still a nice and quiet getaway from a bustling little town. Definitely handy for the locals.
Written August 14, 2014
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cathyandcolleen
Toronto, Canada77 contributions
Friends
What a treat - the lush forest was gorgeous - a treat to see! Moss everywhere, east paths and
gi-normish trees. I liked that they left downed trees where they lay so as to encourage and feed other growth and wildlife.
A must-see.
Written June 20, 2014
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Edward C
Nanoose Bay, Canada145 contributions
Friends
50 acres of old growth forest right in town. This was saved from potential development by a group of volunteers who raised the money to keep it in the public domain. It's strength is access, people with mobility issues can enjoy this piece of what BC used to be without driving to a wilderness location.
Written November 25, 2013
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