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Shared trail (hike, bike, horses)
Bike trail (bike, hike)
Hiking only (no bikes or horses)
Deer trail (may be hard to follow)
Roadside trail or shoulder
Trail on private land (no access)
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Dorman Point from Snug Cove
Time & Elevation: One hour, 300 ft.
Difficulty: Medium as the uphill is steep
Access: Easy, right from the ferry terminal
Main Attraction: Viewpoints
Take the boardwalk past Doc Morgan’s Pub and into the Bowfest Field. The trail starts ahead of you on the south side of the field. It is well signposted. Up the hill a short way, take the left-hand turn. The trail winds up the steep slope and ends at Robinson Road. Turn left to the end of the road where you will see the sign to the viewpoint at 200 metres up a steep hill.
There are, in fact, two viewpoints, the second being down a short trail to the right. There are good views of UBC and Georgia Strait from here with some beautiful Arbutus trees in front of you. Go back the same way (perhaps taking a short detour to the right near the end of the trail and enjoy the view of the boats in Snug Cove from the beach).
Turn right on Robinson Road, then left on to Hummingbird Lane. Good views all along this road that ends at September Morn Beach. On your return to the Cove, visit Davies Orchard (site of the annual Bowen Island Applefest) with its rustic cottages, the Museum Cottage and an info board with Bowen Island history illustrated on it.