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May Outing #2 – Kinsol Trestle
May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187 metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.
For more information see the CVRD website https://www.cvrd.ca/1379/Kinsol-Trestle
This brochure shows both parking lots that give you access to the trail: https://www.cvrd.ca/DocumentCenter/View/9904/KinsolTrestleMay2013?bidId=
We will meet at the parking lot of 2869 Glen Eagle Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC at 10AM and head out together. Tis is a 1KM walk along a flat gravel trail to the trestle.
There is another access to the trestle which has a shorter walk, this brochure shows both parking lots that give you access to the trail: https://www.cvrd.ca/DocumentCenter/View/9904/KinsolTrestleMay2013?bidId=
For those interested in carpooling we will meet at the Beban Park parking lot at 8:45 and head out from there. It is just over an hour’s drive from Nanaimo. If enough members are interested, we may go for lunch in Duncan after the outing.
Please email Don at [email protected] if you will be attending, so he can determine how many people will be attending
Note: This outing has been changed from the BC Forestry Discovery Centre due to the fact that the train at the centre will not be open until June, the Forestry Centre will be rescheduled to later this summer.