Mount Benson is a popular hiking route … that I have done several times.
I like to think of it as the Grouse Grind of Vancouver Island.
It is quite challenging and a great workout. … amazing 360 views of the city of Nanaimo, Straight of Georgia, the Coast Mountains and the surrounding mountains behind Mt. Benson.
- 8km round trip
- 730 meter elevation gain
- 3-5 hours
- dogs allowed on leash