It is a 3 metre-wide tread surface trail finished with compacted gravel. The photos are stunning. The 1.5-mile hike and bike path provides access to the Trinity River levee, as well as the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Length 17.1 miElevation gain 1102 ftRoute type Out & back I salute you and Richard! Parks and Trails in Qualicum, British Columbia, Canada. Then returned to Parksville. Coombs is a small community situated on provincial highway 4A west of Parksville. It definitely has my vote! moderate (8) Length: 4.7 mi • Est. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. Retired and Enjoying Life From the Slow Lane, Taking steps to live a healthy and enriched life. Bike and Pedestrian Route. Cost is in the $3-4 million range for the Parksville-Coombs stretch alone. . I’m loving the nature that you are surrounded by. It all looks like fun. Thanks, Laurie – Your comments do truly make me smile. Fresh air, hawks, wildflowers, mountainous views, and coffee with a handsome man What is not to love about #5 of #30hikesin30days? It is very helpful and greatly appreciated. Rail Trail East 3 (GC71T3E) was created by Livingstonelookers on 3/8/2017. A phased construction process for the trail will follow, likely beginning in the summer of 2015. A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else! Such a wonderful place to take visitors. I rode the 7km from Parksville out to Coombs. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Parksville. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This will be part of the first phase of RDN Rail Trail development outside the municipalities. . Trail: Coombs-Parksville Railtrail ( Log Out /  There are numerous entry and exit points, as well as trail markers at each kilometre along the way. It's a Micro size geocache, with difficulty of 1.5, terrain of 2. Starting from the beach near the main parking lot heading out the access road to the RDN trail to Top Bridge Park over the suspension bridge back down to the waterline trail along the railway tracks and out to Coombs. 104,956 steps taken. Change ). Learn how your comment data is processed. It's 7 kilometres from Springwood Park in There are numerous entry and exit points, as well as trail markers at each kilometre along the way. City Services during COVID-19 City services continue to operate to support the community. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Approximately 7 km of 3 metre-wide tread surface trail finished with compacted high fines gravel. I remember Coombs and the goats! 2 Corinthians 4:16. We have eagles galore! I think that sometimes WP just likes to mess with us. The Coombs-Parksville Rail Trail was opened in late 2016. Once a comprehensive railroad system, the decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail providing almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways throughout the region. My husband and I have walked four Caminos so far (Portugal to SdC, SJPDP to Najera, Najera to SdC and Via Francigena). L.L. xx. Laburnum road eventually turns onto Rupert rd, with a very interesting riding trail at the corner of the turn on Laburnum. Ok I will add this to my list. To protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff, encourage physical distancing and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre is open to access the City’s finance department only. It follows the south side of the E&N tracks between Coombs and Parksville. They are now close to Goats on the Roof, a well-known landmark, and the big orange canopy on the front of the store is easy to identify. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. , This is a fantastic challenge you have set yourselves, and a great idea! Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. I passed by Goats on the Roof on my way from Parksville to Tofino. 134 trails with 861 photos Hi, Helen – I am delighted to meet a fellow hiker, and Camino Trail walker. (All true!) The Village Way project was initiated in 2014 and aims to create a safe and accessible path on North Road between the junction of North and South Roads and access to the 707 Community Park at Tin Can Alley. Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Thanks, Peta – Whenever I can work a cafe breakfast into a great hike it makes it feel more and more like a Camino! Coombs Village is located in Arrowsmith Country, west of Parksville BC, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is now the morning of Day 6. Ride your bike to Goats on the Roof in Coombs from Rathtrevor Park & Campground. Again, not the most scenic views, but easy walking and Coombs is a true blast! View all posts by Retirement Reflections. The Coombs Wooden Shoe Dutch store has moved to a great location, still on the Alberni Highway, in the former Coombs General Store building. Except for the first 200m of trail in Parksville's Springwood Park, the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail is fully accessible. Trail planning and design may take up to a year, wrapping up in January 2015. I need a nap keeping up with reading your posts, Donna! It is an awesome community! Totally agreed, Liesbet. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway's Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. Something for everyone! The trail is identified on some web-based interactive map programs (e.g., yahoo and mapquest) as "Old Railroad Grade." I hope that all is well for you and Gorgeous! Opened for use in late 2016, this 3-metre wide, level and accessible gravel path serves as an exercise route for everyone. envisioning & implementing life's next stage, "So we do not lose heart. I’m always looking for new trails! Then take the left onto Little Mountain Road and drive to the top parking lot. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. Length: 9000 Metres. , I’m catching up to all of your daily posts today, Donna. , Hi Donna thanks for linking up at #MLSTL and I’m loving your daily posts on your 30 hikes in 30 days. I am very grateful for ours. Now I have come across goats on a roof, but would love to see a few eagles on my hikes , Hi, Sam – That’s another reason for you to come out this way. – Marty. PQ Links Trail (Parksville - Qualicum links). Estimated Cost: N/A. Even better. Hi, Jo – I share your gratitude in the investment in accessible trails and rail trails. Hi, Deb – Like you, I am extremely grateful for rail trails. The trail only officially opened Dec 23, 2016. You two are wonders, that’s what you are. Best of all, this trail is a safe and convenient way to travel between Parksville and Coombs on foot, bike, stroller, mobility scooter or horseback (ATV and motorcycles are not allowed). Thank you for taking us along. A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life. Thank you for continuing to follow along! The eclectic village is a popular attraction in the region because of the unique assortment of art, clothing, gifts, services and shops. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet. Although we were too early for Italian Lunch at Cuckoos…our timing was just right for coffee and breakfast at Billy Gruff’s Bistro. Cheers! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Amazing lookout just outside of Parksville, British Columbia. Thanks for taking us along, Donna. More reasons (as if I needed any) to return to VI as soon as we can. We got wet today . , Hi Donna – those rail trails are brilliant aren’t they – Coombs sounds fun – I drove past … but no stopping. The Rail Trail is multi-use and NO ATVs, DIRT BIKES OR OTHER MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED. I greatly appreciate it. Change ). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So much to be grateful for! Thanks, Anabel – We’ve also had our share of wet last month. What a great hike! Cost is in the $3-4 million range for the Parksville-Coombs stretch alone. Day 5, you are killing it, and you captured an eagle with your lens!! PARKSVILLE — A multi-purpose trail described as a “game-changer” linking Parksville and Coombs has opened. Hi, Hilary – Both of your comments came through. You never know what you're gonna get." . I hope that you enjoy reading these reflections, and will be willing to share your own. Instead of ripping out the rails they built a trail parallel to the rail line. Participants are encouraged to bring their own custom signs such as ‘No to mandatory masks’ or ‘No to Lockdown’. That’s a massive step count so far. Ride to Coombs using park & rail trails Starting from the main parking lot in Rathtrevor Park head up the paved access road. What a fun trail. Isn’t it a cool place? Thanks, Terri – Thank you for taking the time to give such meaningful feedback. Coombstock looks like a great place. An additional $0.525M was made available from Community Work Funds. Three of them landed close by to where I was walking which made it easy for me to capture an okay-shot just by using my smartphone. We often stop for an ice cream cone since many flavour options. This trail offers access to either Coombs or Parksville (depending on where you start). . I love seeing all the bald eagles. xx, Hi, Sue – Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. Coombs Village is located west of Parksville BC, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It follows the south side of the E&N tracks between Coombs and Parksville. ❤. And as for eagles, we have many of them here on the Island, but you’re guaranteed to see them at the Transfer Station (garbage dump/landfill) that this trail passes by. I need a nap just reading about it! Five hikes completed. Take exit 51 off the highway. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. That looks like a gorgeous trail Donna…. 2 h 13 m. Pit2Pit, Daryl's, Jughead, and Dem Bones Loop. It would be a pleasure for cyclists and pedestrians, maybe for horse-riders too, in places, with an unpaved path alongside it. Coombs is just down the road (and has a great fruit and vegetable stand) so we get there quite frequently….but usually by car! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Your posts are very inspiring to me and most others I’m sure! Take care and loving your 30 day challenge – Hilary, Hi Donna – I hope my comment got through … love those train trails, then Coombs and the goat tower … fun – beautiful views too … all the best – Hilary. Pretty cool! It makes a wonderful difference to a community! Cassidy. Lots of fun to follow you and Richard along.xx, Hi, Erica – Oh, I forgot about the ice cream. RDN 50th Anniversary & Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail Opening Celebration Join the Regional District of Nanaimo Saturday, October 14th at Springwood Park in Parksville to celebrate fifty years of providing services in this region and take part in the official opening of the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail. A diary of my life in rural north Suffolk. Hi Donna, What a beautiful trail and I’d love to see eagles and hawks. Hi, Marty – Thanks for reading and commenting. Except for the first 200 m of trail in Springwood which has an 8 % grade, the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail is fully accessible, that is, no more than a 5 % grade. #MLSTL. Find the right bike route for you through Parksville, where we've got 97 cycle routes to explore. The Regional District of Nanaimo allocated $2.676M. The Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail and the Columbia & Western Rail Trail is the longest rail trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. I greatly appreciate it. Well - I should have anticipated this. Stop whatever you are doing and go right now!! Walk, run, or ride alone or in large groups; there's room for all. Go towards Coombs/Errington, L on Bellevue, 2nd road on the L is Little Mountain Rd. #30hikesin30days, Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Were your ears burning earlier today? Coombs Country Campground CCC is a 34 acre RV park & campground located 5 mins from both Parksville & Qualicum Beach on the way to Tofino. This Trail was made possible by the assistance of Federal Gas Tax Funding. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of July and August. Approximately 7 km of 3 metre-wide tread surface trail finished with compacted high fines gravel. You have a wonderful way with words! (For bottom trails stay straight on Bellevue until the end of the road. I am grateful to live in an area that values and encourages outdoor recreation, and puts money towards these values. This 3-metre wide, compacted gravel path extends for 7 km (one way) and is fully accessible. The Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 1 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. It's located in British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for sharing it with us. I’ll be sure to include the other one in an upcoming post! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I think I need a nap! Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 a.m. News. You are doing great with your hike challenge. Blog about our adventures as world travelers and expats living in Colombia. Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. Route map for 'QB To Parksville To Coombs And Back' - a 27.62km cycle route near Qualicum Beach, CA. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. When preparing to hike the Via Francigena last summer, Richard and I did a dress-rehearsal (inclusive of full backpack and Italian lunch) along the Coombs-Parksville Railtrail. Our small town has two different ones. , Hi, Ann – You have been to Coombs for 40 years? I agree that rail trails are absolutely brilliant. . Haven’t been to Coombs since 1980. It can’t help but bring a smile to your face. Loving your photo’s and descriptions of the hikes too. And what a terrific way of dealing with Covid-19. The Regional District’s Parks and Trails Coordinator Joan Michel says the 6.7-kilometre Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail opened in late December, after crews starting building the three-metre wide path last spring. Parksville attractions for fun family adventures on Vancouver Island, BC. And to be able to access GOTR etc., in Coombs?! I hope that all is well for you, Mark and Maya! Parksville, British Columbia. ( Log Out /  . And you have sunshine. ( Log Out /  Be sure to get out to your local rail trail (and share those photos)! Coombs is always fun. 25 more hikes to go. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It works like magic every single time! We have not been since this flu, of course. Definitely a Coombs favourite!! Another beautiful trail! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. My mind is saying, “Let’s go!” My body is saying, “First, one more coffee!” , Your photos are beautiful on this series, Donna. ❤ . ( Log Out /  Pretty area and I’m still chuckling at “COVID-Camino! It is hoped that it will eventually link up with the Trinity Skyline Trail. Home to approximately 1,327 people and renowned for its Old Country Market featuring a family of goats living on the roof, Butterfly World which includes a small indoor … adding some great vistas and bird sightings into the mix and a yummy breakfast, sounds like a perfect day. Thanks for reading and commenting. If I want a quick and easy way to ensure that visitors get a good viewing of several eagles, I simply take them on the Coombs trail behind the SPCA. , You are doing so well and it a challenge can become addictive can’t it, Donna? Ah wondered when you’d highlight Coombs as I knew there was a walking trail along there. Hi, Ally – Quirky is always fun. Views from this trail are not as diverse or as stunning as others that we have hiked. What a cool trail. Hi, Janis – I like your thinking here. Hi, Bernie – Coombs in a VERY COOL place. I have written these trails on this blog. Here's what it says in the top right corner of the map: The low-traffic road route (with a bit of paved trail) that lets you cycle, run, walk or roll between Parksville and Qualicum Beach, via French Creek, without having to use the Highway. The first sections of trail, totalling approximately 10km, will connect the City of Parksville with Coombs and with French Creek. Hi, Natalie – The eagles in that area are quite confident. I see at least 1 flying around every time I sit out on my balcony. Hi, Deb – The eagles out here are incredible. 13.5kms long. It means a lot! I remember that you posted your hikes daily, Donna. Thanks, Sue – I greatly appreciate all of the work that you and Leanne do for #MLSTL. Cassidy to Nanaimo. Loved that the town was so pretty and that you got to eat out to celebrate at the end. As you know Donna, I’m a rail trail enthusiast and this one looks great!! Except for the first 200 m of trail in Springwood which has an 8 % grade, the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail is fully accessible, that is, no more than a 5 … However, it is highly likely that you will spot an eagle (or two, or three), as well as hawks and a variety of other birds. Nice that you were able to re-visit it this year. I hope that you and you and your friend enjoy the Coombs Railtrail. This 3-metre wide, compacted gravel path extends for 7 km (one way) and is fully accessible. Coombs, BC, Canada Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Home to an eclectic seclection of art, clothing, gifts, & services. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can help answer any questions about any of these hikes. - F.G. Suzanne's Life and Travel Musings from New Zealand and Beyond. This would like it is my kind of trail with minimal chance of getting lost. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." We have 100 fully & partially serviced campsites, a pristine 2.5 acre lake, wooded bike trails, heated pool & much much more! Coombs Creek Trail is a multiuse hard surface trail matching along Kessler Parkway between Stevens Park Golf Course and Kessler Parkway Park. I greatly appreciate you following along! Thanks, Kate – I totally get that. ( Log Out /  A ‘Freedom Rally’ will be be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at noon, starting at city hall in Parksville. Parksville Mountain Bike, E-Bike, Hike, Trail Running trails, British Columbia. As soon as you step off the Coombs trail, you are immediately surrounded by funky shops, places to eat/shop/browse…and even goats on a roof (seriously) Now, how can you beat that? Hi, Patrick – Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you enjoy these reflections, and will be willing to share your own. The ride up Laburnum is one of the most serene but gruelling rides in the area. Parksville, BC is a sweet … Thanks, Jill – I always appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. Perfect! I love how communities are investing in accessible trails and rail trails are perfect for that. The new 7 km Rail Trail follows along the south side of the E&N tracks between Coombs and Parksville. Thanks, Terri – I greatly appreciate your kind words and encouragement. Qualicum to Parksville Trail is a 17.1 mile out and back trail located near Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Checked out the tourist trap. It’s a nice easy ride with almost no hills. The descriptions are very helpful. Building a community of Women Living Well and embracing life after 50, A blog about midlife, travel, adventure - and all things in between, psychological, life, death, the whole catastrophe, Tales, Thoughts + Tribulations of a Free Spirit in Suburbia, Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey, Kate's views on life edited by four opinionated cats, If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. Camping: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park has 130 sites and Rathtrevor Provincial Park 150 sites Totally tacky, totally a blast. Last time we also saw vultures. It was one of the highlights of our VF training. 1 h 55 m. This trail is primarily used for mountain biking, however, hikers can hike or run this if they want. Distance Walked: 15 km Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  . Goat towers … love them and saw them in Portugal and South Africa – fun … totally bemusing, actually! #MLSTL, Hi, Leanne – Thank you for your encouragement and your kind words. Enjoy the beauty. Keep on truckin’ ! Thanks, Antoinette – I greatly appreciate your kind words! Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail - Updates & Status. You can park at the bottom of the hill and run up the steep incline in case your car can't make the 40 degree climb to the top. Happy hiking. I walked the Portuguese Coastal Camino last year and am determined to walk the Camino Frances next year – if travel restrictions lift! And yes, the landfill station is an excellent spot to see eagles, hawks and vultures. Coombs looks like a funky place. Wildlife (and goats on a roof) are worth any distance hiked! Share Village Way Path. There's both the roadway and a separate walking/riding path, depending on your comfort with road riding. Colin Michael Lucien Jonathan Nelson’s Blog. It is very motivating, and very much appreciated! At the Coombs end, the Rail Trail starts across from Station Road and there are a number of spots where you can hop on. Great photos! Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. This Trail was made possible by the assistance of Federal Gas Tax Funding. Hi, Jude – I agree that this is also an excellent bike path. We like to do this one on our bikes, with a stop for lunch in Coombs. I greatly appreciate it! Trail to Coombs from Rathtrevor Park. Length: 4.5 mi • Est. , Hi Donna – your hiking inspires me – and there are so many lovely places around you to do it in! Let’s both keep our fingers crossed for July! Halfway up the hill there is a bench on the left hand side with a trail behind it. Thank you for sharing and look forward to the next hike tomorrow. I’m over on Gabriola Island and was looking to meet a friend from Port Alberni for a walk – this trail sounds ideal. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Design work for 6km of rail trail, linking Parksville and Coombs, is planned to begin in the spring of 2014. Interesting that you have a rail trail (like Deb has in Tumbarumba) and I found out that there’s one not far from me too – it’s in my one-day list to check it out. Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author. . ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Trail map: Available at local bike shops and on Phil's Race Info and Maps Website: Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club Points of interest: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, beaches Other activities: Hiking Lodging: Parksville has several inns and other accommodations. #6 - Pit2Pit, Daryl's, Jughead, and Dem Bones Loop. From Parksville, drive towards Coombs and turn left off of Bellevue Rd. I Hear the Sirens in the Street – Adrian McKinty. View all posts by Rick Mc. As this trail runs directly behind the Parksville-Qualicum SPCA, where Richard and I volunteer, we have been on it numerous times before (usually with a dog in-tow). A 52-year-old Coombs man is dead following a head-on collision on Thursday, Dec. 17 in Qualicum Beach. The trail is primarily used for running, nature trips, and road biking. I am off to your site now. Instead of ripping out the rails they built a trail parallel to the rail line. 1/6th of the way there , Hi, Lisa – I love the way that you think. So, it only made sense that we include this trail in our COVID-Camino (aka #30hikesin30days). Their cones are HUGE!! One of my bucket list photos! What a lovely and fun hike! HI, Gwen – Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting. I was chatting with Erica and she mentioned how much she enjoyed your posts. From Parksville, it would run through the forest to Coombs and Port Alberni. 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