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Breathtaking panoramic views reward a strenuous hike to the summit

A mountain with endless possibilities! Many variations of routes lead to the summit of the region's... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Port Alberni
via mobile
Judges route to the peak

We did this hike in August and found the trail a bit hard to follow. In places you have to guess... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“summit” (4 reviews)
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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A mountain with endless possibilities! Many variations of routes lead to the summit of the region's most prominent mountain massif. Regarded as Cokely and Arrowsmith separately, once a thriving ski destination in decades past, the area offers endless hiking trails and scenery and alpine beauty...More

Thank 828jefferyw
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We did this hike in August and found the trail a bit hard to follow. In places you have to guess where to go; we did lose our way coming down but made it ok. It might be a good idea to follow someone who...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Wow, first time and maybe not the last time. It is really interesting mountain and the lakes around and some others peaks. :) Below it is also my gps track if anyone need! Path from highway4 to the top its firs 15km flat just a...More

1  Thank Jure Š
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Nobody is writing anything on the fact that the Judges route trail is very (very!) hard to find for someone who isn't familiar with the area. There are no indications whatsoever except a sign that inform us that Judges Route is closed because they are...More

3  Thank Annie L
Reviewed 16 September 2014

This hike offers stunning views of central Vancouver island and the mainland. Unlike most day hikes this trail is harder going down than up. There are short areas that require scrambling over rock and shale. Take lots of water, good walking shoes or boots and...More

Thank TomConstable
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a great hike for almost anyone. If you are healthy, have good foot wear, and hydrate yourself well this scenic location can be tackled. A person has to be careful and diligent about safety but the reward is well worth it.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I am not sure if it is just that when I see her, I know I am home. Or, if she reminds me of my former Alberta home. But Mount Arrowsmith is one of the most picturesque mountains, and she stands guard over our little...More

Thank Sherlar52
Reviewed 15 December 2013

It took a lot of work, But Port Alberni has fianlly finished the fabulous Mount Arrowsmith - nice job guys

2  Thank Frank_alberni
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We hiked up Arrowsmith on the first day of summer. There was an incredible falls with a bridge not far from the trailhead. For those who don't want to hike very far it is worth it to go there just for that attraction. The trail...More

2  Thank Merilyn M
Reviewed 4 April 2013

I have hiked to the saddle and summit of Mt. Arrowsmith at least a dozen times. Each time i am filled with a sense of wonder, enthralled by the ruggedness and the incredible views, and pleased that such a fine piece of wilderness is in...More

6  Thank sandy r
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Heidi G
1 August 2017|
Response from 828jefferyw | Reviewed this property |
Check at summit. org or take a hike Vancouver Island. . If you're still stuck I can scan some for you.