Most trails on Maple Mountain have been reopened after last month’s wildfires. (File photo)

Trails on Cowichan’s Maple Mountain reopened after wildfires

Just two trails still closed

Most of the trails on Maple Mountain have been reopened as of Sept. 5 after being closed several weeks due to the wildfires that encompassed the area last month.

Exceptions are the initial section of the Xylem Trail and all of the Solar Coaster Trail due to hazardous conditions caused by damaged trees, trails or a combination of both.

A release from the Municipality of North Cowichan, who has jurisdiction of Maple Mountain, said it requires a reduction in the fire hazard rating to deal with fire-damaged trees.

North Cowichan closed the popular trails on Maple Mountain, and some on nearby Richards Mountain, in August after wildfires burned many hectares in the area.

The closed trails on Richards Mountain were reopened shortly afterwards.

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