The Kinsol Trestle is located north of Victoria, but is not that far and is easy to get to. The trestle is close to Shawnigan Lake. It is one of the tallest free standing rail trestle structures in the world. The view is from 44 meters above Koksilah Creek. The trestle first opened in 1920 and was used right up until the last log train crossed in 1979. It is a one kilometer walk and a nicely graded and wide path, which can accommodate people with mobility issues. Once at the trestle you can cross it and take a short winding trail through the forest down to Koksilah Creek. You can explore the beautiful creek via the Fleetwood trail which follows along the bank of the creek for another kilometer. I recommend taking a stroll down Fleetwood trail. You'll be glad that you did. There are benches and picnic tables near the base of the trestle that make a fantastic lunch stop. If you decide to do the trestle and Fleetwood trail then expect 2 km walk/hike each way. Bring water and leash your pets. We've seen cougars along the creek bed on a number of occasions.
Take Hwy # 1 from Victoria north to the Malahat. Turn left on Shawnigan Lake Rd. Continue along Shawnigan Lake Rd and keep left where the intersection splits into Shawnigan Lake and West Shawnigan Lake Rd. Take the left and follow West Shawnigan Lake Rd. Continue until you get to Renfrew Rd. Turn left onto Renfrew Rd. Turn right onto Glen Eagles Rd. You'll see the parking area which is a good size on your right. The trail sign is easy to see from the parking area.