Royston to Cumberland Railway Trail
- 4.7km recreational trail
- mountain biking
- horseback riding
Baynes Sound, (Area 'A')
Access available from Baden or Trent roads
How to Get There
View map [PDF - 509 KB].
Deer, black bear, cougars and woodland birds
The trail runs adjacent to a provincial woodlot and private forest lands. The trail has an open canopy with shrub and small alders, maples, cedars and cottonwoods growing next to the trail.
This greenway was once a busy transportation route for moving coal and trees to markets. From 1888 to the 1950s it served as the Wellington Colliery Railway to carry coal from Cumberland via Royston to the docks in Union Bay. After the tracks were removed it became the Van West Road for logging operations between Royston and Cumberland. The regional district purchased it for a trail in 2014.