"Lochside Regional Trail" Parks Tip by glabah
Parks, Victoria: 48 reviews and 84 photos
Following a different branch of the old Canadian National Railway line north of Victoria, the Lochside Regional Trail branches off of the Galloping Goose Trail just north of the Highway 1 crossing. This trail heads northeast from the junction, and runs through a long series of highway overpasses. While this obscures the surrounding scenery, the fact is I'm not convinced there would be that much scenery here to begin with to see, as it is mostly failry unappealing suburban sprawl.
At least being depressed into the narrow cut keeps the road crossings to a minimum, and the line is nearly straight for quite some distance.
The line passes over Switch Bridge near the Swan Lake Nature Sancturary, Blenkinsop Trestle near the northeast edge of town, and gets very close to Mount Douglas Park. The trail eventually continues northeast all the way to the ferry terminal at Sidney.
The junction with the Galloping Goose Trail is at km post 4, though in reality the entire trail system is considered part of the Galloping Goose Trail network. Information about this branch of the trail is consolidated onto the Galloping Goose Trail web site.
See also my Galloping Goose Trail Victoria Tip and Galloping Goose Trail Vancouver Island Tip.
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