The Stamp Long River Trail provides access to 7.5 km of beautiful old growth riparian Vancouver Island forest on the east bank of the Stamp River. It can be accessed from either the south or the north ends, but trail users should be aware that there are no intermediate access points. For the most of its length, the trail parallels the river, although at the south end just above the falls, it goes inland for a short distance to avoid a large unstable slide. Several short switchbacks provide contrasting views of the river from above. Ancient firs and cedars can be found along the length of the trail, but there is a particularly fine stand of old growth near the north end. Eagles, hawks, mergansers, dippers and other water birds are frequently seen. In spring, fawn lilies are abundant and in fall, bears are frequently encountered feeding on salmon; care should be taken at this time of year to avoid walking into a feeding bear. Caution should also exercises during winter when water levels are high.
3 hours one way (7.5 km)
North End 49°21'55.544", -124°57'47.5956" | South End 49°19'56.1756", -124°54'33.0912"