The Morden Colliery Trail runs along an old railroad grade used to move coal from the mines of South Wellington to Boat Harbour during the early 1900s. At one end of the trail is Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park and at the other end is Hemer Provincial Park. The two sections of the trail are separated by the Nanaimo River, but there are plans to build two multi-use bridges (for pedestrian, cyclist, wheelchair and equestrian use) over the Nanaimo River.
The trail discussed here is on the east side of the river and is accessed from Cedar Road. The trail starts at an interpretive display at the intersection of Cedar Road and Village Drive and continues on into Hemer Provincial Park. The Hemer Provincial Park segment of this trail can be hiked separately by parking at the end of Hemer road.