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Did this in June of 2017. Poured rain every day. Made it to Bear Beach the first night. Then Chin the next. Then we aborted and took the path back to the highway. Apparently we had the hardest part in the bag! We want to go back and finish it!

Sunny, crisp fall day with a little ice on the lakes. Easy walk; lots of

Gorgeous greenery at this time of year, a little light rain usually keeps most people to the walking trails, which means more solitary time on the hiking trails. Only negative is hearing traffic.

Its a beautiful, easy walk; lots of dogs! can here traffic on parts, though.

This was a fun little hike. I stayed near the university so I walked from there. I didn’t wind up doing the loop trail, I took a steeper shortcut that had some really beautiful views and a great overlook where I stopped for lunch. You can drive up to the top but you would totally miss out on some great scenery. Definitely a good payoff for such a short hike. Victoria is a lovey place.

1 month ago

Did this (partially) in May 2015 from Mystic to Bear overnight to Chin the next day. First multi day backpacking trip. Amazing ocean views, waterfall, bridges, sea life, a bear, cruise ships in the distance, starry skies, peace. Planned to do the whole trail but Bear to Chin beat me so we aborted mission thinking the rest of the trail would be the same. Was not aware at the time that we had the most difficult part in the bag. Really looking forward to doing it again.

Nice and easy

If I could give this a million stars I would. This hike is by far the most amazing thing I've done in my life. I did it a few years ago, and it's just astonishingly gorgeous. Literally takes your breath away. Be prepared to sweat and stink. Sooo worth it though.

Will definitely do this again some day.

Great 360 degrees view at the summit!

Bring a good group of friends and the proper hiking gear for an amazing hike. Theres nothing quite like sleeping in the forest or on one of these beaches. The views alone are well worth it.

Great trail but could mark the trails better.

Great hike/experience! A friend and I hiked this from August 10 to 13th, 2018. Definitely a hike you can take your time in doing and spend time relaxing on the beach and taking in breathtaking views. We however only had 4 days off to do it.

Starting at noon on the 10th we hiked to Cullite, got in late (~8:30 am)
Next day we started late (~12:30 pm) and hiked to Cribs arriving at ~9 pm after spending time hanging out at Chez Monique's and on the beach before the campsite.
Next day we left at ~10:30 am and got into Tscowis after spending all day going slow and swimming/eating dinner at Tsusiat Falls
Final day we hiked from Tscowis (starting at ~7:00 am) to the trailhead by ~12:30 pm

This is definitely a difficult hike, but doable in 3 days (2 full days, 2 half days) if you have time restrictions. I don't know why this hike is tagged buggy. It's only buggy at one or two spots on the hike but otherwise I didn't get any bites.

The only drawbacks to doing this hike is the cost -- the permit fees are high and you have to pay a park fee, parking, and for two ferry crossings. It's about $270 CDN for just the hike/permits/parking/ferries on the trail.

You should book early (Jan 8th) if you want to pick your dates. That said, I booked 2 weeks before heading out on the trail as cancellations happen and if your party size is small you can find some openings.

Great 360° views

3 months ago

hard trail , but worth the effort GORGEOUS views . Went with my 13 yr old son and our 2 dogs :-)

This is ‘my church’, where I go to soothe my soul and my soles. It’s a perfect combination of hills and flat. Excellent for training. If you are not a dog person, it should be avoided.

Nice easy short hike. Took just over an hour at a brisk walk.

We completed Nitnaht narrows North to Bamfield which is considered the easiest half of this challenging trail. Beautiful views and challenging ladders. Great campsites with plentiful fresh water.

easy must do. perfect views of Victoria n Sannich.

Did it june 28-july 3. Absolutely amazing trail and experience. south to north is the way to go for sure. absolute essentials to never forget for this trail would be hiking poles, well worn in WATERPROOF boots, and gaiters.

easy, pretty, nice little informational placards, nice beaches. good for families with small kids

it was ok for a short walk. easy going. but not very interesting. the picknick area not great either.

It’s a 75km temple.

This was my 2nd time backpacking, and the only time prior was an overnight trip with a 25lb pack. First time with a pack that weighed 50lbs. So, viewpoint from a complete novice. This was a spectacular, gruelling experience, completed in exactly 5 days/nights. It has sparked what I hope will be a life long love affair of the outdoors and backpacking.

Absolutely plan to do the WCT again as soon as possible. Will be better prepared physically (knees were killing me by the last day, had to take a bunch of Advil to make it across the finish line), and will do it in 6-7 nights instead of 5 simply to spend more time enjoying the surroundings. It’s supposed to be a vacation! Also, will pack a lighter bag, 40-45lb would be ideal.

Challenging but not too long. Just right for a few hours. Great views!

Was a really pretty quick hike. Gets challenging in parts, but a good work out and views. Took us an hour to do the 2.5 mile loop to the summit and back.

Amazing beauty and lots of wildlife. Whales, sea lions, bears, sea otters and tons of marine life. It’s great to fall asleep to the sound of waves hitting the beach. My favorite backpacking trail.

5 months ago

quick workout, often do this as multiples

Great 360° views of Victoria

pretty hike, usually make it a round trip by circling back on the road

5 months ago

pretty walk around a couple of lakes, high traffic

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