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Ex Nixon and Leigh Road Trails

This is a great race training trail; it offers varying terrain with some pavement running. This loop trail will take you on a boardwalk over the lake to great swimming and fishing spots.







Difficulty Medium
Distance 4.6 km loop
Approximate time to finish
  • 50min walking
  • 30min running
How to get there Turn right off hwy #1 at Exit 14 onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn right onto Goldsteam Avenue and then left onto Leigh Road, just past Spencer Middle School. Follow Leigh Road to the parking lot at the end of the street.
What to bring Walking/running shoes
Parking Yes – small lot near the beach, plus overflow parking.
Washroom facilities Yes – about 1km in on trail, across from the fishing dock.
Wheelchair access Yes - near Goldstream Avenue to the end of the boardwalk and at the main beach

Other info

Part of this loop follows Goldstream and Leigh Roads where there is no side walk but minimal traffic. Use caution when on roadways.
Website City of Langford website


The green diamond indicates the start of the loop at the parking lot at the main beach. Follow Ed Nixon Trail until you reach Goldstream Avenue, turn right and follow Goldstream until you reach Leigh Road. Turn right onto Leigh Road. You will see a sidewalk trail at 4km mark that will take you back to the parking lot.