The Kinsol Trestle, also known as the Koksilah River Trestle, is a wooden railway trestle located on Vancouver Island north of Shawnigan Lake in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. It provides a spectacular crossing of the Koksilah River. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsol_Trestle)
Before reaching the trestle, one still needs to walk the Cowichan Valley Trail that is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the Cowichan Valley Park Parking area. At the end of the trail lies one of the most amazing products of brilliant Engineering and crafty hands. There you can see the majestic Kinsol Trestle.
The wooden trestle has stood the test of time. This manmade majestic structure has been around for more than 100 years and has withstood floods, fires, abandonment, and politics. Built on the year 1911 and was completed on 1920, this wooden trestle is really a work of art by the farmers of Vancouver Island. The place is really spectacular. It stood so grand amidst greenery and mountain ranges. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy the place for free as this has been part of Vancouver Island Regional Park. The place offers routes for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
There is a foot trail that would allow visitors to go down to the foot of the trestle and along the riverbanks. Benches and picnic tables are also provided for families who wish to take their meals at the foot of the trestle.
Since the place is considered as a Regional Park, coming to Kinsol Trestle is absolutely free. No entrance fees or parking fees. All one needs is the energy to walk the foot trail from the parking area towards the wooden trestle.
For nature-lovers and hikers who wish to take a break from the busyness of their work life, Kinsol Trestle is a must-see and must-go-to place. Kinsol Trestle will let you appreciate nature as well as the ingenuity of human hands.
Photos of Kinsol Trestle:
The view walking on the trail towards the trestle.