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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.

Awesome I’m it’s diversity!

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike ! Parking lot packed. Lots of nice friendly people and lots of dogs. Watch your footing on this one. Beautiful white sand beach to start and majestic ocean scenery and rainforest. Fairly easy hike. Got to love Vancouver Island !

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 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic! Picked this hike because we got an Airbnb at Mount Washington and it was close by. Got really lucky because this was beautiful! Not too challenging though and absolutely breathtaking. Got to come back and see the area around it someday. The ridge above Moat Lake is beckoning.

Stunning. Challenging and technical with lots of verticals. We left our car at China Beach and took the west coast shuttle to Port Renfrew. We camped at Little Kuitsche Creek, Chin Beach and Bear Beach. They were all lgreat places to camp... Lots of space, pretty level. The forest hiking was lovely and the beaches were stunning.
Definitely use gaitors...there's a lot of mud and boggy parts. We went in early July. The trail is very wild. There was a hornet's nest in a mud bog just south of Sombrio so be careful.

hiking
3 months ago

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

on Coast Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Scenic coastal route one way followed by a forest path and road back to the parking lot. Very enjoyable and not too difficult, as long as you're prepared for navigating amongst roots and rocks one way and elevation change the other.

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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Read the reviews! I did this hike back in 2016 with my husband and my brother. It is one of the best day hikes I’ve done in Canada but it wasn’t easy as many of these reviews have also stated. I’d say moderate to difficult. It is also a 10 hike along the coast. We had a gorgeous spring day for this and I have terrific memories of blue skies, sea life and the sound of crashing waves. A very memorable hike! Shout out to the blog ‘HikeBikeTravel’ for this most excellent suggestion.

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.

It’s a 75km temple.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike during the summer months, still quite a bit of snow when I went (mid June) so that's something to be mindful of. I imagine once the weather is hot for longer the snow will melt.

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.

backpacking
5 months ago

I'm sorry I know that this is suppose to be a review but I sadly had my hiking partner cancel on me last minute and was wondering if anyone is interested in hiking this July 13th/18? I have been wanting to hike it since my first island trip last year!!

Nice easy trail, can be busy at times though.

amazing! already planning on making it an annual trip. 4 days from china beach to botanical. use the west coast shuttle bus which made it that much easier! reccomend to everyone I know to do this hike.

note that markers from 15km-20km were not visible for us. beggining of June! hopefully been fixed as they were doing a lot of maintenance

happy hiking!

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

hiking
5 months ago

quick workout, often do this as multiples

walking
5 months ago

pretty walk around a couple of lakes, high traffic

hiking
5 months ago

amazing day hike. I like to do side trips up to the old iron mines. lots of sea life to sea and historical petroglyphs. a must do

backpacking
5 months ago

lovely lakes and beautiful views

best multinight ocean side trail on the island. not for the inexperienced

backpacking
5 months ago

beautiful backpacking trail along the ocean. spots are wet and muddy even at the height of summer. wooden walkways slippery when wet

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