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Mount Arrowsmith Massif Regional Park
This park spans over 1,300 hectares and includes both Mount Arrowsmith and Mount Cokely. Visit in late spring and early summer to see the alpine meadows awash with flowers. White-tailed ptarmigan live on the high ridges, and there is historical evidence of the Vancouver Island marmot inhabiting the area. A network of long-standing alpine trails serve the intermediate and experienced hiker heading up Mount Arrowsmith or Mount Cokely. Novices should consider guided hikes like those offered through RDN Recreation and Parks.
What to do
How to get there
WILDFIRE DANGER AND ACCESS
Due to the extended period of hot, dry weather and the increased risk of wildfire, access to Mount Arrowsmith via private logging roads is closed until further notice.
For information about recreational access to the park via private logging roads, visit Mosaic Forest Management. Within the recreational access section, look for the status of the Cameron Main Connector gate on the public access locations map. Once on the logging road, stay left.
The park is also accessible by climbing Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail and hiking through the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District's Mount Arrowsmith Regional Park. Hikers must be prepared for a long and difficult hike if accessing via the CPR trail. Please allow for a minimum of 12 to 14 hours to complete this hike.