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Hike the historic Arrowsmith CPR Trail for an endless and inspiring view.
An Elevated Experience
The historic Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to service guests at its Cameron Lake Resort. The trail winds uphill from Highway 4 through private forest lands to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District's park, which was previously a ski hill.
It takes about four hours to get to the old ski hill, and about halfway up there is a fantastic view of the lush land below. The entire trail is about 10 km with an elevation gain of 1,000 meters.
Park at the Cameron Lake day-use area and cross the highway to access the trailhead.
“ It takes about four hours to get to the old ski hill, and about halfway up there is a fantastic view of the lush land below. ”
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