Roberts Roost is a great little trail up to the east ridge of Mount Benson in Nanaimo. The trail meanders through Morrell Sanctuary, across the powerlines and hang a left at the first major intersection and across the logging road. Head up the hill from here up onto the ridge.
Warning: This trail goes through the Department of National Defence land firing range land.
Directions to Trailhead
Drive to 5th Street in Nanaimo and head down the hill to Wakesiah Avenue (Vancouver Island University is on the corner of 5th and Wakesiah). Turn right onto Wakesiah and drive south to Nanaimo Lakes Road. Just past the overpass there is a small driveway to the right that is Morrell Sanctuary. Park in the parking lot at the end of the road.
- Nearest City: Nanaimo
- Less than 5km