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great trail I would suggest doing the two optional river trails along the route. Quite muddy but no need for gum boots. awesome for dogs as well.

that was a fun hike!

hiking
1 day ago

that was a bit of a grind hike!!!
Fun!!

Great trail, well maintained and lots of different path options. Shady and sunny spots.

loved it ! my dog did too, it's fairly uneven ground so we are both pooped. best part is there's no frigging stairs. definitely will be coming back!

I did this trail on Sunday with friends. Several sections of the blue trail are closed for active logging and it is not possible to get to the viewpoint. If you are looking for views, perhaps try a different park.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice fall hike. Great trail and amazing mushroom species, but the lake itself isn’t that great.

Great hike but only saw 3 of the 10 views

Great trail to quite a nice view. 3-4 creek crossings to mind your footing over. Other than that quite wet and snow at the top for the last 1km or so. Managed without crampons or snowshoes though.

This trail is stunning! You’re constantly popping up on beautiful viewpoints of sooke and all the different ones are so amazing! The trail is well marked only in sections, there are a few places I really had to refer to this app to follow the trail as suddenly you won’t see a trail marker anywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for the faded little tapes in the trees and be aware of your direction in this hike =]

Relatively easy....if youre in decent shape. Lots of stairs and lots of people. Would do it again first thing in the morning. Viewpoint spectacular.Wish Kayla

hiking
3 days ago

that was fun! we did the loop past whyte lake and along baden powell trail towards the highway and hit the helipad.
from there it's all downhill!!

snowshoeing
3 days ago

My first time and it was great! Earlier the morning is great and the parking lot is not full.

needs to have better signs showing where you are and paths. We got lost.

Excellent trail. Well maintained. Some inclines on both sides of the river. Reasonably well signposted, easy to find trailheads at multiple points.

As of Jan 2019, detour route in effect, using Station View Trail.

Very nice hike. Did it around June 27th 2018. I would do it again. Good weather, Good for beginners. If you looking for a special view this is it. If you go to the left on the beach you’ll find half of a cave, and along the wall there might be some rock stacks. Good outing.

Very nice half day hike. We combined it with the Humility Trail hike to make our own loop. Started from the south end off Extension Road and did Humility Trail first and then back on Extension Ridge. Just under 3 hours on a pretty steady pace. Moderate up and down so ok for kids but close to 9 km so quite a distance for young ones. The first part was a bit muddy and a stroll through a logged area but regrowth is ongoing and lots of new arbutus and greenery.

trail running
4 days ago

Ran this trail today. Very nice trail, very rewarding views to the south and north sides on a clear day.

On your way back down the summit, once you’re back on the wooded trail, be aware that the orange trail markers can lead you off VRT down on the north side of the mountain at one point. I went straight when I should have turned a hard right! I was about 200m in elevation loss before I realized this!

Otherwise a fantastic trail for running. Very challenging gains.

Definitely bring spike or crampons with you in wintertime! :) nice and easy hike which offers a great view over the valley. Maybe you want to relax in the hotsprings half way? don't forget your bathing suit then

snowshoeing
4 days ago

absolutely stunning views once you reach the top! It was very busy due to being a Saturday.

birding
4 days ago

Very nice trail. Half of it is through the marsh and half is along the seaside trail. Very busy but flat (good for kids). There’s a wonderful playground at Centennial Beach for the kids to burn any excess energy and a concession with hot food and ice cream in summer.

walking
4 days ago

This was an amazing little walk. View was spectacular. The sun came out on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of January so the short trail was a bit crowded. I can just imagine how crowded it can get in the summer. Even the beachfront houses were a sight to see. Would love to go back.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike - tough at the get go but gets easier as you trooper on

Path is very well maintained and perfect for any level of difficulty! Dog absolutely loved the dog beach.

Just did the Blue loop today. Beautiful day with a great view. The non maintained section of the blue trail coming down is in great condition, no troubles. When we got near the bottom where most trails cross we tacked on the red loop to finish off just over 2 hours with a photo break at the top. Very wet in places and with the recent wind storm lots of downed trees and branches so be careful not to trip

Beautiful, but very expensive and crowded.

hiking
5 days ago

It’s a fine hike, but be prepared for a lot of uphill. Mind you, I’m only in moderate shape, but by the end and 4.5 hours later, I’m beat. The look out shows an amazing view of the country side. Unfortunately, the lake is snowed over, so the end might not be as you’d expect... that is until the spring

There are no signs or trail markers and several routes that branch off. It's important to have a map or someone who has hiked it before to not loose your way. I wouldn't rate it as easy though because of the incline - that's hard on people with physical limitations/restrictions.

Nice park, dog-friendly. Hard not to have a great time when it's 10 degrees and sunny in the middle of January.

Cute trail, not generally very busy.
You can hear the highway traffic a lot.
Easy and transit accessible, 640 Ladner Exchange/640 Scott Road Station has a stop near the entrance.

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