The Top Bridge trails are a great place to ride for the beginner to intermediate rider with a few k of trails on both sides of the river.
Nice 35k loop that starts at City Hall in Parksville and heads up to Errington, through to Coombs, back down to Qualicum and returns to Parksville. Paved roads or paths.
The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.
To get there from north of Duncan – Drive south of Duncan on the Trans Canada Highway and turn west (right) onto Cobble Hill/Shawnigan Lake Road and follow it all the way to Shawnigan Lake. Turn right onto Renfrew Road and follow the road past the end of the Lake to Gleneagles Road and turn right. There is a public parking area about 550 metres down the road on the right hand side.
A 20km trail on a old railway bed that was there to haul logs to the McLean Mill. The trail starts off off Maebelle Road which is a kilometer or so closer to Port Alberni than the Candy Store. The trail ends basically at the end of Beaver Creek Road.
Want to cycle, walk, run or roll between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach without having to use Highway 19A? The Parksville-Qualicum Beach Links is a 13 kilometre low-traffic road route that connects the City and Town via French Creek (Electoral Area G). The Links features a pleasant suburban road network with only one hill, an accessible pedestrian-cyclist bridge over French Creek, and two stretches of paved trail at the Qualicum Beach end. The whole way is marked with signage directing users to Parksville or Qualicum Beach.