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Mount Maxwell Provincial Park

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Mount Maxwell Rd, British Columbia, Canada
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Spectacular Views

We accessed the top of Mount Maxwell via the road but be aware that this road can get quite rough... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Taqulik
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Victoria, Canada
Not recommended for small cars

We would have loved to visit the park, but couldn't get to the top. The dirt road is extremely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cyrus R
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Mount Maxwell Rd, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We accessed the top of Mount Maxwell via the road but be aware that this road can get quite rough, particularly when it's rainy and wet - a AWD or 4X4 recommended. Once at the parking lot on top of the mountain, there are accesses...More

Thank Taqulik
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have loved to visit the park, but couldn't get to the top. The dirt road is extremely steep, unpaved and infested with vicious potholes. Our loyal 1999 Saturn SW2 made it a decent portion of the way up, just barely, but eventually we...More

Thank Cyrus R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the top of the mountain are spectacular. There are several viewing sights, some of which are quite close to the parking lot and some require a short hike. We went on a sunny day but the dirt road (last 4 or so...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prepare yourself for some amazing views while hiking in this park. Sturdy fences around cliff edges help calm the nerves of those with a fear of heights! While some of the declines and inclines of the hike gave us pause initially, in the end it...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the hike was steep, it was beautiful and peaceful. We hiked the back side of Mt maxwell and found it changed ecology

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must on Salt Spring! Amazing views of Active Pass, Vancouver Island, Burgoyne Bay. You can hike from many spots or drive all the way up to the top where there are pit toilets, parking and picnic tables. 4x4 recommended but I have...More

Thank Ania P
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's easy to miss the turnoff on Cranberry Road but once you get onto the access road it's easy to find. Eventually the road peters out into a washboard dirt road, so you need to park on the side and walk the rest of the...More

Thank Uma K
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed heading up this mountain. Our intention was to drive to the Provincial Park but the road had a couple of potholes that we thought it better to park and hike the rest of the way. We were so glad we did. In...More

Thank Shellhugs
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A drive up Mount Maxwell is a must for visitors to the island. Pack a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine and sit at one of the provided picnic tables to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views. You can see far north up...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Even though we went on a cloudy day, we were amazed at the fantastic panoramic view from the top, which is accessible by vehicle. The road up is quite rough, bumpy with a few big potholes. Cars can make the journey but watch out for...More

Thank SusanB_222
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