Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Run the Stairs at Goose Spit Park

Do you know how many stairs there are at Goose Spit Regional Park?  If you know the answer to this question, you also know how rad the view is from the top of the Valley's 'stairway to heaven'!



Run the Stairs at Goose Spit Park



For a mid week adventure that is closer to home, nothing beats a climb up the stairs at Goose Spit Regional Park. The Goose Spit stairs are a fantastic addition to the Comox Valley's urban playgrounds, beaches, trails and green spaces. 




There are 165 steps to the main lookout, with an additional 200 metres of steep trail climbing above, making Goose Spit the Comox Valley's stairway to heaven.  The views from the top can't be beat. After only a few minutes of climbing, you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the sandy Spit, the Comox Harbour, nearby Hornby and Denman Islands, the Comox Glacier and the wild Beaufort mountain range to the west. Continue to the top of the upper trail and the views get even bigger. The higher you climb, the more 'breathtaking' the vista.


Goose Spit Regional Park is a unique land form, located at the end of Hawkins Road, just a few minutes from the main street of the town of Comox. The Spit itself is flexible and shaped by the movement of sand from Willemar Bluffs, by wind, water and currents each year. This sandy spit, together with Gartley Point, creates the Comox Harbour as well as a calm inner lagoon. This lagoon provides shelter for many migratory and resident birds and the area is home to a number of blue and red listed Provincial plants and animals.



Read the entire adventure report on The Outbound Collective...

Happy Trails
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3 comments:

sgan1964 said...

Looks like a cool place. Here in Manitou, we have the Incline, around a mile straight up the side of the mountain. I tried it once. I got halfway up and thought I was going to die, so I turned around. It's very popular, though.

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

LOL sgan! You should most definately keep going up that Incline, until you can get to the top without feeling like you are going to die. You will be in uber shape then! Cheers!
SS