Length: 2km one way - Steep Uphill!

Elevation Gain: 391m

Time: 2 hours

Trailhead: Drive to the end of Rainbow Road and turn left onto Collins Road. Drive .8 km (to where the road stops winding). Look for a red trail marker on the left side of the road opposite some large arbutus trees.

Special Features: The viewpoint at the peak of Mount Erskine (436 meters) is one of the island’s most spectacular. Fairy doors can also be spotted throughout the Park.


If any of you are familiar with the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, this is our own mini-version.  Its not quite so grueling, and well worth the sweat to get the view from the top.  Keep an eye out for the fairy houses on the way up.  There is also a secret at the top, but I think to put it online would be to spoil it (and its not just that there is a bench to sit on and a bowl for thirsty dogs!)

BE ADVISED: The trail ascends very steeply and there can be loose rocks. We do not recommend this trail with young children. 

Check out the other routes up the mountain!

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.

Planning a trip?  Use this site to find your perfect Salt Spring Island Accommodation, and explore everything that Salt Spring Island has on offer!