We develop, maintain, and promote hiking and biking trails throughout the Cowichan Lake region.

We work with the local communities to enhance the support structures and services required to create sustainable, environ- mentally sound experiences for local residents and tourists.

Consider becoming a member to help build trails for our community and future generations.

About us

Above the headwaters of the Heritage Cowichan River lies Cowichan Lake and the communities of Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Mesachie, and Honeymoon Bay. The lake has long been known for forestry and outdoor recreation, but more access to our natural assets is key. That’s why the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society is planning to enhance and develop trails for hiking and biking.

Our mission

Environmental stewardship



Membership with us

Becoming a member of the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers means you’re supporting the development and maintenance of our local, well-constructed, sanctioned mixed-use trails within the Cowichan Lake Region. Your membership gives the Trail Blazers Society, its many volunteers, and trail builders the tools and funding needed to keep our trails clean, safe and maintained.

Founding partners

Mosaic Forest Management

Mid-Island Co-op

Rural Dividend Fund

Our trails

Whether you’re looking for mountain-top views, a lush fern gully, or a cross-country loop through the wild, our goal is to create access to all of that and more. The Cowichan Lake terrain offers something for every hiker, cycler, and mountain biker.

Truly experience the peace of being in the forest from any elevation on foot or by bike on our safe, well signed and maintained trails in our two approved areas near Lake Cowichan and Youbou.


You can also enjoy the Cowichan Valley Trails leading to the Town of Lake Cowichan and the pedestrian trestles within the town and waterfront walkways. Or, venture to the nearby Bald Mountain Peninsula to for a bird’s-eye view of our lake and mountains.

It goes without saying that we share this area with all kinds of magnificent wildlife. You won’t be disappointed when you see our forest friends, so bring your camera along.