Calvert Island’s Trail System
Calvert Island is only 32 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide at its widest point. The thick vegetation combined with the boggy, open wetlands make hiking off the trail systems difficult to almost impossible for the average hiker. Mount Buxton is the highest point on the island at just over 1,000 metres. Visitors travelling to Calvert Island by boat anchor on the east side in the protected waters of Pruth Bay. Once on land, you can hear the surf on the west side.
The trail has changed location and been rebuilt over the decades and it is now only a 15-minute walk to West Beach. At the south end of this beach is a new set of hiking trails that climb up above the cliffs to lookouts (Barons Bluff) and viewpoints over the Pacific Ocean, and then descend to the shoreline to a series of remote white-sand beaches. Under the right conditions, you would think you were in the tropics.