Length: 0.6km one way (trail is linear)

Trailhead: Whilst there is an entrance off Robinson Road the entrance is off ‘the dip’ a fast moving stretch of road with nowhere to turn around. Recommend instead that you enter this delightful but short linear trail off Stark’s Road. Trailhead is on the South side about midway along Stark’s Road.

Special Features: Endangered Trillium lilies, Beaver Dam, Frost Flowers.


This short linear trail wends up and down, alongside and over a rainforest creek, past a beaver dam (and beaver-damaged trees) and is a great short hike to freshen up or get a taste of temperate rainforest.

Endangered Trillium lilies can be found in the spring, as well as the species at risk the red-legged frog. Barred owls can be heard and occasionally seen. And if you find yourself on the trail on a cold winters day - normally when its been below freezing overnight with clear skies - look out for the Frost Flowers - you can find more details about how these beautiful ice structures form here - Frost Flower Post.

  • LOCATION: Dunbabin Park located between Robinson Road and Stark’s Road [map]
  • DISTANCE: 670 meters one way (1.3 kilometres return)
  • TIME: Allow 20 minutes
  • POINTS OF INTEREST: Although small, the trail through Dunbabin Park crosses four bridges, a small creek and is edged by a pond on its west side.
Please hike responsibly: SaltSpringMarket.com does not warrant that trails are safe or passable, nor that the information provided is completely accurate. Look out for maps at trail heads and markers on trails.  Travelling on trails has inherent risks and you assume responsibility for your own safety and protection.  Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and take food and water.

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