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Great hike! The blue trail is moderate, yellow trail is a little more challenging but a great view. We did blue first and returned on yellow.

A great hike along Sansom Narrows.
Take your time to enjoy the ever-changing environment, especially along the Yellow trail.

hiking
25 days ago

A really nice hike with wonderful scenery when the sun is shining. I would caution doing the blue/yellow on wet or frosty days, there are a couple of spots where the rock would be very slippy and therefore dangerous to hike. I’m new to the island; of the hikes I have been on I would rate this the best one yet.

A very scenic hike with great old growth scenic trails and awesome ocean view sections. A bit of a quad burner but the vistas are more than worth it.

Really enjoyed all the view points. An easy hike.

Beautiful trail for a walk

Great trail but could mark the trails better.

walking
3 months ago

great Hike! Finally got the kids out and they loved it and the Wife was in awe of the view. (scored some points for the good family outing!!)

hiking
3 months ago

I took my time, especially on the first half, as I chose the yellow trail, savouring the ever-changing vistas along the water. It was a bonus to come across the solar powered navigation light. Then up the Pink trail and back on the Blue trail.
Lots of beauty on the yellow trail. A peaceful, forested return on the Blue trail.
Will gladly do it again.

Great walk, but cliff section is definitely not kid friendly. Lots of opportunities for a small child to stumble off the cliff.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful walk.... would recommend to anyone who enjoys walking and enjoying beautiful views :)

Always enjoy this hike, beautiful views and easy terrains.

hiking
3 months ago

It was our first time hiking this trail and we loved it. Very well marked, no chance of getting lost. :) From the parking on Chilco Rd, the total distance there and back was about 11 km. It took us 3 hours with a few short stops. Would recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

I will definitely recommend this trail to any prepared intermediate hiker. The trail was well marked, if anything it was too marked, you can't go 100m without seeing a marker. Even after 3.5 hours and pouring rain at some times it was still a fantastic trail!

hiking
4 months ago

We really enjoyed this little hike. We went counter clockwise on the trail which is marked as the harder way. It was still easy. Just more uphill than going clockwise. That being said, if you take the easy route you get all the beautiful view points quite close to the begining of the hike. I liked how the counter clockwise route made it so the view points were closer to the end. Great little hike and kid friendly for sure.

sweet loop great views quick and easy

amazing views. well marked trail. a few "do not pass this point" signs ignored to get to some stunning views. a must do again!

We did this however did the full blue trail to the end and met a very nice home owner who refilled our waters. We then back tracked then took the pink trail down to the yellow and back. Beautiful place!

Couple wet spots but it’s been a wet year, the trail starts and ends wide, some narrow parts along the middle, many gorgeous viewpoints, lots of signing frogs and tons of Arbutus Trees. Good for all skill level.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views! Good WCT training. We wore our packs.

walking
6 months ago

Nice trail, only some signs of private property along the way give strange feelings.

Great loop trail! Very well blazed. I would recommend good boots, poles, and maybe even gaitors. I'm glad i had my poles, wish I put my gaitors on (I packed them #regrets).

Easy hike. Amazing views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful views,great workout, some slippery spots

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful look outs, very well marked trail, good for any skill level, easy to find trail head with lots of parking.

Seriously recommend this hike. Well signposted, good trail .... and those views oh my! Not 1 but 3 or 4 breathtaking viewpoints along the way, and stunning Arbutus trees everywhere. Love this hike. Good size parking lot at trailhead. Good family hike.

another amazing day!!!!

was amazing an awesome views

The view was totally worth it! If you haven't been before, we didn't see any signage, so it would be easy for ppl to get lost and turned around. Be mindful of your location and take water and snacks with you.

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