Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our first vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. There is an option of starting in one of two places. One option is on Dogwood Dr. and the other is on Mackie Road. We chose the Dogwood Drive option not only because that option was more of a rugged, technical hiking trail, but also because that is where the GPS dropped us off. If you are looking for an easier hike with smoother paths, start from Mackie Road. If you hike on the North side of the creek it is a well-groomed walking path. We chose to start on the South Side of Holland Creek. This part of the path is in dense rain forest, has lots of elevation changes, bridges, stairs and rope supports. The entire Holland Creek loop is 6 km long. It took us two hours to do the hike, but remember, we spend a lot of time filming and taking photographs as well.
I couldn’t believe what a beautiful rain forest setting Holland Creek offered, so close to Victoria BC in Ladysmith. We were so impressed with all the fungi. Holland Creek has a beautiful waterfall called Crystal Falls. You can climb down to the falls or view them from the south side of the Creek on the smooth path
I would follow the advice of the blog HERE. Be sure to pack snacks! We had lots of water, but we sure were hungry for lunch by the time we got back to our car.