Explore the most popular hiking trails near Sooke with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful views at the top and several viewpoints on your way. This trail is essentially all at an incline on your way up but otherwise not very technical. Make sure to bring hydration, and I would recommend bringing a small lunch too! Took us about 3 hours in all (including time taken to eat at the top).

Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a solid hike.

What a gorgeous area to hike. Pack a lunch and enjoy one of the many scenic spots to sit, look at the gorgeous ocean and enjoy the quiet .

Trail is well maintained and very easy to follow. Great views at the top

The start of the trail is a gravel/dirt road. There's not much to see until you get off the Sooke mountain trail and transition over to the Juniper trail. It will roughly take 30-45 min to get off this road.

The incline is very consistent. It does get quite a bit steeper as you get closer to the peak. However this change in gradation is very short.

This trek has been with no doubts one of the highlights of the holidays. Amazing views close to the sea, nice forest and great beaches. We even saw a few seals and sea lions!!

Route via South Shawnigan Lake Road does not exist anymore. Roads are closed .

fantastic trail. lots of loop options

3 months ago

One of my favorite locations.

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3 months ago

Great trail - count in 2- 2 1/2hours at least - the part on the coast was not as easy as we thought

Rated difficult but I would say between moderate and difficult. It’s just a long hike on consistent elevation to summit. Very quiet trail mostly. Watch out a black bear that spoiled once my plan. Bringing a bell or bear spray might be helpful. 365 degree panoramic view is a rewarding.

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4 months ago

This is the trail I do most often. It takes 2.5 - 3 hours. Lots of ups and downs.

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5 months ago

nice trail, well booted in

my go to trail for a quick afternoon hike. amazing view of the spoke basin, not to mention the only (of seven) remaining fire watch stations in the spoke mountains

Started on the Interior Trail which is basically a dirt road that meanders through the forest, initially going up in elevation and then cutting across a ridge. We then made our way down to the Coastal Trail which is more like a trail, gonna by up and down to little coves along the way.

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5 months ago

Love the view and atmosphere.
Good Sunday walk, will come back again.

great day hike. Lots to explore off the main trail too

Loved this trail! A bit boring at first, but picks up towards the peak. We did it with a 7-year old, which was quite doable and fun.

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7 months ago

Great scenic walk along the coast. Coast trail portion has some undulations and roots/rocks. As you make your way back inland it's more of a gravel path. Views along the coast trail are great. Water is super clear.

Varied terrain means an interesting and challenging hike!

Went here for the first time on BC Family Day Long Weekend...could have spent the whole weekend here! Gorgeous views, white sand and clear blue water. Definitely will be back!

Beautiful views!

Fabulous trail. Very well marked and maintained. Nice views. Quiet secluded areas. Loved it.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

will definitely do this trail again.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Easy is relative. As others have noted, there is a decent amount of boulder climbing along this trail, but the views across the Street are beautiful. We made an afternoon out of it, did the forest section first then looped around to the beach area. My 9 and 12 year olds did great on this one, I would say it's doable for most ages. Would love to come back and hike the whole Coast Trail!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Such a great hike. Little of everything: Forrest, view and we looped back on the coastal trail which has some climbing rocks and great views. Agree with the previous post that if you take the coastal route it's not easy! But Two kids were engaged and loving it the whole way:)

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Took the outer path to the summit for a nice challenging hike. Rewarded with breathtaking views from the fire station. Looped back down through the connector trail and Sooke Mountain Rd for an easy finish. Felt grateful for the beautiful nature and a rewarding hike.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Loved this hike! Beautiful views of surrounding area.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Beautiful hike with coastal shoreline views of the Olympic Mountain range as well as forest and meadow views on the way back. Took 2 hours with minimal stops. Shoreline had a few difficult spots of climbing up and down rocks but fine with good hiking shoes. Last part of hike from Beechey Head point back to Farm parking lot is easy forest hike.

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