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Rock Cut Viewpoint - Malahat, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team
N 48° 35.070 W 123° 31.764
10U E 460957 N 5381403
Quick Description: Located about 2.6 km north of the summit of the Malahat Drive portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. Only accessible northbound.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 8:24:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMHJHF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
The stretch of road known as "The Malahat" is a 20 km section of the Trans-Canada Highway perched on the side of a mountain ridge. It climbs over 300 m to its summit at 352 m, which, combined with it's location on the side of the ridge, leads to stunning views to the east and south. This viewpoint, also known as "Split Rock", looks east over Saanich Inlet. Also visible are Saltspring Island to the northeast, the Saanich Peninsula, Mount Newton in John Dean Provincial Park, and the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker of Washington in the distance. The Mill Bay - Brentwood Bay ferry can sometimes be seen crossing far below.

Other than the view, the viewpoint doesn't consist of much else. The only other features are a few garbage cans and a map that identifies geographical features.
Describe - Highway or Road number: 1

Closest town or city: Mill Bay

Number of parking spots available: 10

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: No

Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed

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