In Mount Parke Regional Park on Mayne Island.
Approximately 4 kilometers from Village Bay ferry terminal via Village
Bay Road, Felix Jack Road, Fernhill Road and Montrose Road.
Several fine forest scenes, a fairly
decent view from the top, shade in the forest, few bugs.
drop-offs at the viewpoint,
from the top is substantially overgrown, remote industrial noise at the
viewpoint, uneven ground, roots and rocks,
hiking poles and boots are recommended.
Vancouver Island, Victoria & Gulf Islands Backroad Mapbook (9th edition)
Page 11 (Saturna Island) B2.
Halliday Ridge Trail is inside Mount Parke Regional Park,
which is located on
Mayne Island, one of British Columbia's Southern Gulf
A ferry from Tsawassen or Swartz Bay goes to Mayne
Island. Then, the trailhead can be reached in about 4 kilometers via
Village Bay Road, Felix Jack Road, Fernhill Road and Montrose Road.
Halliday Ridge Trail is easy-to-moderately challenging,
and is just over 1.6 km one way. It has expansive ocean and islands
views from the top, which are, unfortunately, substantially overgrown.
If you want to see more impressive views and it does not have to be on
Mayne Island, nearby
Galiano Island has better hikes -
Mount Galiano Trail and
Bodega Ridge Trail.
All distances in this trip report
are based on a GPS odometer and are approximate.
1. Here is a Google map with directions
from Village Bay Ferry Terminal to Mount Parke Regional Park.
2. We are on Fernhill Road, about 3.9 km from
the ferry terminal, getting ready to make a right turn onto Montrose Road. For
more photo directions up to this point, check out
Mayne Island Trip Report.
Fernhill Road at Montrose Road Mayne Island BC
3. In 250
meters, Montrose Road leads to Mount Parke Regional Park.
Montrose Road at Mount Parke Regional Park Mayne Island BC
4-5. Here is
Mount Parke Regional Park and Halliday Ridge Trailhead.
48°50.597’ W 123°16.784’. Elevation: 60 meters.A pit toilet is 370 meters down the trail.
Mount Parke Regional Park Halliday Ridge Trailhead Mayne
Halliday Ridge Trailhead Mount Parke Regional Park Mayne
Ridge Trail begins. 25 meters from the trailhead.
Halliday Ridge Trail Mayne Island BC Canada
7. A fine
long boardwalk starts at 50 meters of the trail.
Halliday Ridge Trail - Hiking on Mayne Island BC
8. A birch
tree grove is located near the boardwalk. At 70 meters here.
Mount Parke Regional Park Mayne Island BC
boardwalk at 200 meters.
Mayne Island Hiking - Halliday Ridge Trail
reaching the pit toilet at 370 meters, make a left turn (not pictured) into the
woods. To the right would be a substantially wider gravel road - ignore. Here we
are at 570 meters from the trailhead.
British Columbia Hiking - Halliday Ridge Trail - Mayne Island
11. At 900
meters, Halliday Ridge Trail reaches a split. Keep right, as to the left there
is a vast trail network which doesn't lead to the viewpoint.
Halliday Ridge Trail Mayne Island BC
12. A map is attached to a nearby tree. Halliday Ridge Trail is a blue line, and
you are hiking from the top to the bottom on this map, so a right turn is in
order. It's a confusing map in that it's North-oriented, and it appears a left
turn needs to be made, but we need to turn right.
Glenwood Hiking Trails on Mayne Island BC
13. Halliday Ridge Trail at 1.08 km from
Hiking on Mayne Island BC - Halliday Ridge Trail
14. At 1.45
km, there appears to be a beginning of a small loop. We turned right.
Mount Parke Regional Parke Halliday Ridge Trail Mayne Island
15. At 1.6
km, we are almost there.
Halliday Ridge Trail Mayne Island BC
16. And here
is the end of Halliday Ridge Trail at 1.63 km from the trailhead. Coordinates: N
48°50.280’ W 123°17.155’. Elevation: 190 meters (130 meters elevation gain from
the start of the trail). Watch for steep unbarricaded drop-offs.
View from Halliday Ridge on Mayne Island
17. Now with
Zoomed View from Halliday Ridge on Mayne Island British
information stand describes all the good views that used to be here.
Mayne Island Halliday Viewpoint Information Board
19. Look up
and see this...
Mayne Island BC
20-21. But not all is lost. There is still a spot not blocked by the trees.
Plain and zoomed.
Halliday Ridge View Mayne Island BC
Zoomed View Halliday Ridge View Mayne Island BC
22. Plus, a neat bench.
Halliday Ridge Bench - Mayne Island BC
our video of the views from this