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Individual Trail

Courtenay-Alberni / Port Alberni

59 min driving from Port Alberni

Located in the dense west coast rainforest, Mackenzies Peak is not short on spectacular scenery. This 10-hour hike cross through thick forest terrain, creeks, and views of the South Central Mountains, Kennedy Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Due to its popularity in the 80's and early 90's, a lasting trail had foraged. Mackenzie Pek is the tallest of the Mackenzie Range standing at 1426m.

The trailhead starts along an old logging road. It can be found by travelling from Port Alberni west along highway 4 towards Tofino for roughly 60km. After crossing the Canoe Creek Bridge, look for a pullout on the right side of the road around a corner. The trailhead starts across the street to the left side. The trail then ascends quickly and ends at a river you will drop down into and cross. Once across you will make your way towards the peak facing steep slopes, exposed wood and rock that create slipping hazards. There is a small summit named the Perez Lookout perfect for anyone interested in setting up base camp. From there you will be able to see Mackenzies Peak. From there it is steep climbing through a gully and up through a bushy area until you reach the peak.

  • 59 min from Port Alberni
  • Linear
  • 4.41 km (one-way)
  • 5.0 hours solo one-way
  • 10.0 hours solo | 13.0 hours group round-trip
  • 1,408 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Kaitlin Clemente
Duration Class:Multi-Day
Seasons:Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:Difficult Trail, experienced climbers.
Dogs:Not recommended
Children:Not recommended
Cell Service:Unknown
First Listed:2018-May-01
Last Updated:2018-May-05
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.

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Duration One-Way (solo):300 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):600 min
Trailhead GPS:49.161450000,-125.412910000
Trailend GPS:49.150810000,-125.370590000
Distance:4.41 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:24 meters
Elevation at End:1,409 meters
Elevation Minimum:24 meters
Elevation Maximum:1,409 meters
Elevation Gain:1,408 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-25 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:32.40% (one-way)
Slope Down:6.40% (one-way)
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