The Shorter Route – approximately 7 km with 137 elevation gain
Everyone is welcome. Encouraging walkers and runners, children, and youth. Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult. This is an important race safety issue. It is an unsupported race. We do not want young runners out there on their own.
During the race period (May 1 - 9 the route will be marked using white lime to support participants in following the route described below.
Both the Mini Cumby and the longer 14 km route start at the bottom of Sutton Road, past the yellow gate, beside the Information Kiosk. Please do not tarry here. You will see a strip of lime, that is your start line. Run up the short distance to Mama Bear and turn right and follow that lovely forest trail. Turn right on to Swamp Trail and follow that trail along to the long boardwalk and before you reach the shelter on the Hai Gai Road make a quick right, through the parking lot, and then quick left along the Wellington Colliery Railway Trail towards the Japanese Town Site. Run through the small parking lot, along the trail through the old Town Site and leading right onto a winding forest trail which will pop you onto Comox Lake Road. Turn left, staying safe along the road shoulder. You will cross a bridge and almost immediately turn left back into the forest on a reclaimed trail called Scoobie. This trail will kick you out onto the old logging road for about 225m then veer left onto another minor road which, after about 1 k, takes you to the beginning of the signed China Creek Trail on your right. Follow that trail back towards Perseverance Creek. **(The longer 14k route turns right up the Hai Gai Trail) ** The Mini Cumby heads over the bouncy bridge crossing Perseverance Creek (walk only please) through the trail and out along Hai Gai Road through the old China townsite. Turn right at the shelter, over the boardwalk and bearing right up the steep “road”/trail that when the road "T's" into another logging road/trail turn left, this road leads past the entrance to Mama Bear. Go past Mama Bear entrance and continue on this old logging road, until Quacker, Turn left onto Quacker and run down this trail to the Davis Lake Main to finish back at the Information Kiosk.
Hard Work. Great Fun. Well Done.
Your 7 km Cumby map is below. Also helpful is to download a map of the Cumberland Community Forest at https://www.cumberlandforest.com/map