The Goose Grind
1 stop • Level: More strenuous • Time: 90 minutes
Level: More Strenuous Time:90 Minutes
If you are starting this walk later in the morning, fuel up at one of the coffee shops. Head East on Comox Ave. and turn left on Donovan Drive, following it to Balmoral Ave. Turn right on Balmoral and continue through the 4-way stop, it turns into Hawkins Road. Stay on the path on the right hand side of Hawkins for the majority of the walk to Goose Spit Park with the path crosses to the other side of the road. Little Alpalca Farm is on your right as you approach the Spit. Stroll the beach and enjoy magnificent vies of Sandy Island, Hornby and Denman Island and Vancouver Island Beaufort Mountain Range.
Walk around the Spit to add another 3.5km that is well worth it or take the Stairway to Heaven (168 steps)… straight up. Enjoy the view, catch your breath and then walk left on Yates Road to Hawkins Drive. From there you can head back to Downtown Comox to grab a well -deserved beverage or meal.
- Goose Spit