There are two parts of Tapping Road that provide a lovely step into nature in your backyard.
At the eastern end, a forested green space with a gravel pathway connects the residential neighborhood along Tapping Road with the agriculture lands along Wilson Road. This hundred and seventy meter pathway is well used by hikers, dog walkers and equestrians. The trail is bordered by Himalayan blackberries as well as Douglas-fir and cedar trees. This pathway is close to the Flight Path that circles the Victoria International Airport as well as to Patricia Bay Beach Park and Scoter Trail.
The western end of Tapping Road meets with Patricia Bay along Scoter Trail. This end is along the busy West Saanich Road and has a staircase to reach the trail and beach. At high tides the cobble stone beach is a wonderful place to enjoy the waters and scenery of Saanich Inlet. At lower tides the silty and sandy ocean floor of Pat Bay is revealed.
Geographic coordinates N48° 39′ 29″ W123° 26′ 16″ off Wilson Road
You can get to Tapping Road Trail from Pat Bay Highway. Follow the highway out to Sidney and turn left at Beacon Avenue and continue as the road curves to become McDonald Park Road. At the intersection turn left onto Mills Road and continue along over the hill and look for Wilson Road to the right. Turn right onto Wilson Road and look for the trail to the left. It is between two concrete barriers. There is limited roadside parking along Wilson Road or Tapping Road.