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Distance

1.98 mi

Elevation gain

433 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

433 ft

Max elevation

2,552 ft

Trailrank

57

Min elevation

2,272 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

one hour 4 minutes

Time

one hour 34 minutes

Coordinates

578

Uploaded

October 16, 2019

Recorded

October 2019
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2,552 ft
2,272 ft
1.98 mi

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near Somenos, British Columbia (Canada)

This hike will take you around the top of Mt. Prevost, along the way you will get great views into the Cowichan Valley, to the Gulf Islands and on a clear day to Mt. Baker in Washington state. You will frequently see raptors sailing the thermals off of the cliffs and occasionally you will see bipeds leaping to what seems like certain death with parachutes strapped to their backs.

On the day of this fall hike, the clouds and mist had moved in and although the views offered were not great it was interesting to be on top of a mountain as the clouds passed through. I have attached some pics from a previous hike on a sunnier day to provide a sample of the views you will encounter.

The hike starts at the parking lot below the War Memorial. To drive there from the bottom of the hill, follow Mt. Prevost Rd. until it turns into a gravel road. The gravel road is called "Prevost ML" and as you drive along it be on the lookout for signs indicating "Monument" or "Memorial". Follow these signs to the parking lot. Active logging may be going on, drive with your headlights on and yield the right of way to logging trucks.

The Retreads Hiking Club gives this hike an AVA rating of 2 B.

Looking for a hike in the Cowichan Valley? Or, looking for hiking companions? Google "Retreads Hiking Club CVRD".
Parking

Parking lot & trailhead

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Sign on tree says 'Prevost ML'

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Typical trail conditions on this section of trail

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Giant overhanging rock

There is fern garden growing out of the rock wall
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Beneath the overhanging rock

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Typical trail conditions in this section of trail

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Looking down into valley below

The second pic is the view on a sunnier day
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Typical trail conditions on this section of trail

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A great view (on a sunny day)

Second pic taken on a sunnier day
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Typical trail conditions on this section of trail

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Typical trail conditions on this section of trail

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On top of the world!

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Giant boulder. Great views beyond it!

It is just sitting there all by itself. It looks like a light push will send it off!
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Typical conditions on this section of trail

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Quamichan Lake below, gulf islands in distance. Mt. Baker in far distance.

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Typical trail conditions on this section of trail

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Passing through another parking lot

We saw mountain bikers here. Presumably this is the set off point for one of their trails down the mountain.
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A fairly gnarly up hill section

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Approaching the Memorial

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The Memorial

This monument can be seen from the valley below. It looked ghostly on this day.
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Heading down. Typical trail condition on this section of trail.

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Typical trail condition on this section of trail.

Panorama

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Back to parking lot at trailhead.

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