The Kay Dubois Trail
Cell phone reception is generally good along this trail.
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The Kay Dubois Trail can be walked from the south end of Wei Wai Kei Road which runs off the east (ocean) end of Smith Road. Or from the southern end of this trail which begins at the north end (near the beach) of Sutil Road, on the ‘south end’ of Quadra Island.
The trail takes about 45 minutes to walk one way and does not climb much but follows the beach level closely, and at times there are little side-trails going from the main trail the few meters or so to the beach. It is a lovely walk and allows good ocean views including Mittlenatch Island, Marina Island and Cortes Island and the magnificent mainland mountains. The trail has recently been upgraded to make it better than ever.
About a third of the way along the trail from its north end, is a large, multi-branched maple tree beside the trail, marked with two round rocks sitting in a crook in the tree, about six feet from the ground, and at this point there is a side-trail behind the tree which goes up to Fox Road Main, a logging road which joins Fox Road with Sutil Road. No vehicles are allowed on this road, but walking it is very popular. The upper end of this side-trail is currently marked with an orange plastic disc nailed to a tree, and begins as an old mossed-over road a few minutes’ walk from the end of Smith Road.
Updated on 29th May, 2018