Length: Varies

Trailhead: From Fulford ferry terminal, drive north on the Fulford/Ganges Road for 12.6 km and then turn left onto Cranberry Drive. Route to the top of Mt Maxwell is best suited to 4 wheel drive vehicles although passable by regular vehicles

Special Features: Great view of Fulford Valley


Park at the end of the road up the mountain and follow the trail from the car park and it takes you round a series of amazing viewpoints and loops back round to the access road.  There are all sorts of (probably unofficial) side trails and other ways to get up the mountain.

There is more information on the BC Parks Site with some info on where the trails are, and some other great nature information here.

  • LOCATION: Mount Maxwell Provincial Park is located at the end of Mt. Maxwell Road [map]
  • DISTANCE: Over 6 kilometres of trail
  • TIME: Allow 2 hours
  • POINTS OF INTEREST: Baynes Peak, the highest point on Salt Spring Island, offers stunning views south over Burgoyne Bay, Burgoyne Valley and Fulford Harbour as well as the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
  • BE ADVISED: The road to the peak is steep, narrow and bumpy. Also, use extreme caution along the cliff edge and do not cross over the fence as it is a steep drop.
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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