Wallace Trail

Wallace Trail is a leisurely hiking trail within the limits of the City Of Port Alberni. But, don’t let that fool you; it is a beautiful walk through diverse terrain. The trail starts by following along the power lines that feed the City. This stretch is open and grassy, with views of the mountains.  From here you will enter into a beautiful second growth Vancouver Island forest. You will be rewarded with some stunning views of the Rogers Creek gully. The forested section of the hike will ultimately bring you our onto the North Island College campus. There is another trailhead nearby that will bring you through the Roger’s Creek gully – an amazing hike in its own right.      

15-20 min one-way (1.2 km one-way)
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Trailhead Coordinates: 
49°15.042', 124°47.052
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UPDATE - The BC Wildfire Service has declared a ban on all Category 2 fires.  This means anything larger than a campfire (0.5 meters wide and 0.5 meters high) is presently prohibited. The forest is extra dry this spring so please be very careful!

IMPORTANT – Any of the various trails described on this website might be accessed through, or pass over, privately owned land. It is solely your responsibility as a hiker to ensure that you have the appropriate permission from the landowner before travelling on any privately owned land. When travelling on privately owned land, please be respectful and responsible, to help ensure the landowners future cooperation with hikers.  

When travelling on privately owned forestry roads, make sure to stay aware and follow all posted signs. Do not enter any areas that are marked closed for active logging, and never approach any logging equipment. Island Timberlands kindly provides information on access restrictions and other important info on their BLOG.

Whenever you venture into the wilderness it is important that you make someone aware of your travel plans, in the event that an emergency situation occurs. Always make sure that you bring with you appropriate survival equipment when venturing into the wilderness for even the shortest hikes. Be mindful of the difficulty of individual trails, and do not attempt hikes that are beyond your physically abilities or training. The volunteers, and owners, of the Valley of Trails website provide information about trails and outdoor activities in the Alberni Valley, but in no way assume responsibility or liability whatsoever in regards to your safety when venturing into the wilderness. It is your responsibility to stay safe in the Valley of Trails.