Just a few short years ago the Hole-in-the-Wall was a well-kept secret that even many locals in the Valley of Trails didn’t know existed. Today it is one of the wonders of Vancouver Island attracting visitors from all over the world! The Hole-in-the-Wall is a massive man-made hole through a shale cliff along the banks of Rogers Creek, which was once a shortcut for the city’s water line. The remnants of the historic yellow cedar pipeline are still visible near the site. The hole is now a picturesque waterfall.
The hole-in-the-wall trail is a short hike down a sloping logging road, making it more about the destination that the journey. Having said that, when you arrive at the Hole-in-the-Wall you’ll be surrounded by beautiful second growth forest. When visiting the Hole-in-the-Wall be sure to walk a little ways downstream and you’ll come to an areas where the banks of the creek are covered in inuksuk (man-made stone statues) of all shapes and sizes. You might even consider adding to the collection! There are also connecting trails in the area that will bring you to Sherwood Falls and the Rogers Creek Nature Trail network.