Maplehurt trail is a beautiful series of interlocking loops, which allows for a number of different hiking routes to be followed. Hiking the largest loop will take you approximately 2 hours, as you travel approximately 4 km, and gain no more than 100 m in altitude.
As the name implies, the hike will bring you through stands of maples, as well as alder and aspen. The eastern trail follows Kitsuksis Creek with areas of steep banks along the way. The western trail follows an old road and passes through some truly beautiful maple and alder groves. There are also some large douglas fir trees which survive from the days before the area was logged about 50 years ago. Maplehurst is a great place for wildlife encounters with deer, bear, and many types of birds calling the Creekside home. Maplehurst is one of the Valley of Trails most easily accessible hikes, being only a short drive by paved road from Port Alberni.