December of last year (2014), Rob and I took advantage of a break in the rain and went to visit the Kinsol Trestle north of Shawnigan Lake in the Cowichan Valley. The Kinsol Trestle, also known as the Koksilah River Trestle, is a wooden trestle completed in 1920 and is one of eight along the Cowichan Valley Trail route. It is also one of the largest, tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world (or so say the sign describing the trestle).
The trestle is also part of the Cowichan Valley trail and many hikers, cyclist and equestrians use it to experience the trail. We took advantage of the nice day and walked around experiencing the forest after several days of rain. It was a lovely day and nice to get off the boat for a few hours. ~ Sophia