Mount Wells Regional Park

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Mount Wells Regional Park
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Langford
Coordinates 48°26′52.25″N 123°33′19.57″W / 48.4478472°N 123.5554361°W / 48.4478472; -123.5554361Coordinates: 48°26′52.25″N 123°33′19.57″W / 48.4478472°N 123.5554361°W / 48.4478472; -123.5554361
Area 1.23 km²
Established 1994
Governing body CRD Parks
A pipe segment of the Sooke Flowline cut out for the trail up the mountain.

Mount Wells is a regional park located northwest of the township of Langford and in the nearby vicinity of Goldstream Provincial Park and the Sooke Hills Regional Park Reserve. This park is a well kept secret and it is a weekend getaway for birdwatchers, hikers and rock climbers.

The parking lot is located at Humpback Lake, a former reservoir. The terminus of the decommissioned Sooke Flowline is also located here where the water from Sooke Lake would empty.

Hiking[edit]

The park features one trail which leads to the 352 m (1,155 ft) summit. This steep 1.3 km (0.81 mi) trail takes about 45 minutes to reach the summit. The reward is a panoramic view of the region. Across the valley stands Mount McDonald in the Sooke Hills Regional Park Reserve. This mountain also has a trail of comparable difficulty but CRD Parks policy discourages hiking there at this time.

Rock Climbing[edit]

The side of the mountain facing the Humpback Valley is a popular climbing destination due to its steep cliffs. On a hot summer day, numerous vehicles can be seen parked along Humpback Road where climbers follow various deer trails to the cliffs.

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