Clayton Road Trail, North Saanich

This green space extends about four kilometers from the waters of Deep Cove past some lovely residential homes, Denham Till Park, the gardens at St John’s United Church, Deep Cove Elementary School, to the trails of Horth Hill and Green parks. The pathway has gravel sections that are thick with trees and other vegetation. Other parts of this trail systme parallel the quiet narrow roadway with well maintained private properties. This trail is frequently used by hikers, dog walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. A pleasant detour is to take the short trail to Denham Till Park and take a play break is at the playground and school yard green space of Deep Cove Elementary School. There are several roadways that provide to access Clayton Road Trail so you have many choices for starting your walk in your backyard. The roads include Kalitan, Chalet, Trillium, Baxendale, Rosborough, West Saanich, Heather Alder, Tatlow, Littlewood, as well as Oriole and Larkspur lanes. Directions to the western end of Clayton Road are provided as a guide.

Geographic coordinates N48° 40′ 50″ W123° 28′ 14″ from Clayton Road.

You can get to Clayton Road Trail from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach the BC Ferry Terminal follow the signs that lead to McDonald Park -Wain Road.  Stay to the right as you curve off the highway and continue up to cross over the overpass. At the intersection turn left onto Wain Road. Once you reach West Saanich Road turn right and look for the Deep Cove Elementary School on the right and the church on the left. Turn left onto Clayton Road. The short trail is at the end of this road. There is limited roadside parking.

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