La Bonne Trail

La Bonne Trail is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This short trail is composed of narrow strip of land with a rocky trail that leads down to the Galloping Goose Trail – Metchosin in Matheson Lake Regional Park. Over the short two hundred meters to the Matheson Lake Park the trail drops from an elevation of about 200 meters to about 140 meters. The next half kilometer to the GGT results in an elevation change of about a hundred meters. This could be a good route for those who like steep slopes for hiking. Douglas fir and cedar trees are found in both park areas with ferns, mosses and lichen in the understory. Matheson Lake Trail, Mount Ash Park, Wayne Rock Park, Matheson Lake Regional Park, Bob Mountain Park, Buckbrush Swamp Park, Metchosin Wilderness Park, Montreul Hill, the Galloping Goose Trail – Metchosin and Eleanor Mann Park are nearby.

Geographical location N48º 22’ 16” W123º 36’ 11”

La Bonne Trail can be reached from Highway 1 when you exit at the Millstream /Veteran Memorial Parkway exit. Head south along the Veteran Memorial Parkway to reach Latoria Road. Turn right onto Latoria Road and continue along to reach Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and then right onto Rocky Point Road. Continue along Rocky Point Road to reach Liberty Drive. Turn right onto Liberty Drive and continue to Le Bonne Road. Look for the access to Le Bonne Trail near the turnabout area at the end of the road. There is limited parking along the roadside.

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