Length: 2.5km one way - Steep Uphill!

Elevation Gain: 233m

Time: 1-2 hours

Trailhead: Head south from Ganges and up Cranberry Road (signed for Mt Maxwell). Watch out for Toynbee Road on your right (there is a farm stand on the corner). Follow Toynbee to the trail head marker on the right (just before Salt Spring Seeds.) Limited parking - please respect the local residents.

Special Features: Amazing views from along Manzanita Ridge


This route approaches Mt Erskine from the south east, via the Manzantia Ridge nature reserve. There are various points along the ridge that afford spectacular views north east across the Gulf Islands to the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and beyond. What I initially thought were clouds in the beautiful blue sky turned out to be snow on distant mountains. It might even have been Whistler!  At the Hydro trail you can also get a view to the south west. We also found an amazing collection of mosses and lichens in flower.

This trail passes through a nature reserve with a delicate ecosystem. Please stay on the marked trail and respect areas closed of for the restoration of the natural vegetation.

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



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.
Map coming soon. My GPS track was so inaccurate that its not representative of where the trail goes. I'll try again soon!

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