Proposed E & N Rail Humpback Connector Trail

The Humpback Connector Trail is proposed as part of the Trans Canada Trail that parallels the E&N Railway track from Victoria, B.C. Currently a rough foot path lies along the rail treads, as might be expect. The two and half kilometers from Langford Lake to Humpback Road, in Langford, B.C. passes beside several housing areas and a couple of parklands. This section of the TC rail trail continuation will eventually connect to Shawnigan Lake and northward on Vancouver Island. As well, the proposed trail branch will connect from the Galloping Goose Trail via Fisher’s Field Park, wetlands that lie along Glen Lake Road, and through Irwin Park, which lies along Parkland Creek, and through the northern section of Mt Wells Regional Park. The proposed Humpback Connector Trail is about three kilometers from junction of the GGT near Sooke and Glen Lake roads. Both routes are planned to use existing roadways and pathways through Douglas fir, Garry oak and arbutus forests along the eastern slopes of Mt Wells and shoreline of Langford Lake.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’15” W123°33’11”

 

The proposed E&N Rail Humpback Connector Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Humpback Road and look for the railway just past the Douglas fir heritage trees along Humpback Road. There is limited roadside parking this area.

 

Information about the Trans Canada Trail Humpback Connector can be found at the CRD https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/capital-projects/e-n-rail-trail as well as Trans Canada Trail http://tctrail.ca/explore-the-trail/

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