Rhododendron Lake Ecological Site

Total Miles


488.01 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This route follows an active logging road, so use caution and give way to all bigger traffic. The road has a lot of potholes but is normally in good shape. Along this track you will be going through many clear cuts from the logging, so be sure to watch for deer, bear, elk, and grouse. Once you reach the lake, there is a wonderful but very overgrown trail. You can walk to the shore of the lake where you can fish for rainbow trout and enjoy the rhododendrons!


This logging road is well-cared for overall, but has some potholes.


First reported by Archibald Menzies in 1792. The main feature of the area is a small grove of Pacific Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum), a rare plant in British Columbia. The rhododendrons are located adjacent to the far shore of the lake. The peak flowering season is in early June. This small grove of about 2 hectares (5 acres) is one of only two localities on Vancouver Island.

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