Middle Bench Trail, Hornby Island, July 20, 2014

Hornby Island has a wonderful network of bicycle and hiking trails concentrated mostly in the two parks, Mt. Geoffrey Regional and Mt. Geoffrey Escarpment, around Hornby Island highest peak Mt. Geoffrey, 300 m a.s.l. The two Escarpment trails, Shingle Spit and Middle Bench, lead directly to/from the Shingle Spit ferry terminal. The upper Middle Bench Trail goes on top of the edge of steep cliffs at the elevation of about 120 - 180 m a.s.l., and provides spectacular views of Denman and Vancouver Islands, the small red-roofed Chrome Island off the southern tip of Denman, and of whatever lies just below the cliffs.
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It is a very popular place, see e.g. the Comox hiking club reports.

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