Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a 30 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Capital, BC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

30.0 miles 525 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

sea kayaking

surfing

trail running

beach

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

washed out

backpacking
2 months ago

I'm glad I did the whole thing to learn about great overnights or day trips, but I wouldn't repeat the whole trail again. China Beach to Sombrio gets you a great trip.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Soms gorgeous parts and absolutely magnificent beaches for camping, away from day trippers. However, it's a lot of ups and downs with very few changes in scenery... so it gets dull after a couple of days. I'd suggest not doing the full trail (skip the part from sombrio to port Renfrew, it's rather long and boring) or just hiking out to Chin or Bear beach for camping.

7 months ago

Some gorgeous spots along the trail but not enough for the effort.

1 year ago

1 year ago

It's a typical west coast hike lots of up/downs not much beach hiking. Easy access from highway has tourists hiking in along trail.

2 years ago

The overview is a little deceptive....there are many waterfalls, the trail is very difficult at parts and although "accessible" year round, portions are impassible in rough weather, and the trail is thick with mud almost all year. All that being said, its is an epic trail to see with some incredible places to set up camp - Sombrio Beach being one of my favorites. Here are some videos for a few parts of the trail:
The Botanical Beach area- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK2CGhMJgMQ
And Sombrio Beach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgfL55q2PvA

hiking
3 years ago

Such a beautiful trail! Every breath you take is either temperate rainforest or the pacific ocean. I started at the China Beach trail head and took four days to get to Botanical Beach. The section of trail between Bear Beach and Chin Beach is very challenging as it is steep switch backs, constantly changing from climbing to descending. The difficulty is worth the effort as you are rewarded with beautiful campsites on the beach and in the forest. Make sure you are prepared for lots of moisture as the rain and fog are as common a trail partner as the 8" banana slugs.