Conditions for Lake Cowichan, Caycuse route;
Road is now open and clear of snow, but watch for rocks and debris, especially Glad Lake Main. (Updated 1st May 2017).
Conditions for Port Renfrew, Bugaboo route;
Gorden Main has deteriorated and is bumpy and rough, especially section to Avatar Grove. The Bugaboo road washout has now been fixed, possible due to the road being used for scheduled logging activity. The steep bump at the ball park, Km 21.4, has also been improved by volunteers. Take it slow and easy but it is good and passable for 2WDs. Latest News; As of June 4th 2017 Bugaboo access is open.
Andrerson Lake Trail;
Trail has experienced a lot of blow down making the hike more strenuous with difficult route finding and making it now a 10 hour+ round trip.
Castle Grove/Giant Trail;
Be cautious, in parts, as the old boardwalk from the 1990s is still being replaced.
Please be aware that the Walbran Valley is a wilderness area with no cell phone coverage.
The trail heads are close to the bridge over the Walbran River. Be advised that the bridge is approximately 35 feet above the river and appropriate caution should be taken especially with children.