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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.

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

2 months ago

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.

fantastic trail. lots of loop options

3 months ago

An easy walk/hike once you’re on the pipeline. Gorgeous scenery and very few people. One of my favourites.

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.

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

6 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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

will definitely do this trail again.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Loved this hike! Beautiful views of surrounding area.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Great Hike! Bring lots of water - it's a mountain so it's all up hill, and steep. Great views throughout the trail and from the top,you can see from Whiifin spit to the Sooke Basin and into Victoria.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Great hike! Clearly marked trails, lots of side trails, and dog friendly. Wish I brought the camelback.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Good hike. Alot of up of course being a Mtn! Nice views even part way up. Rocky, uneven footing which makes it interesting, and some muddy areas. Not busy although lot was pretty full, and great to bring your dog too. Enjoyed it.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Good hike up with some scenic views. Trail was interesting instead if all flat. Dogs liked it too.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It was fun
Some good views at the top

Constructed on the abandoned CNR (Canadian National Rail) the Galloping Goose Trail covers a distance of 55 km plus with all the new connections of the E&N and the Lochside trails. This is entirely off the road except a few road crossing, many giving the right way to the cyclists. Parts of the trail are beautiful in case with a cathedral of trees. Very easy, trail mainly flat. Dogs are allowed on leash. We took ours for 30km ride. I love riding downtown to see all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Great view of the Sooke Basin! Beautiful.

Great trail for biking and a great trail for linking up with Lochside to get to the ferries or bike to Sidney for a day trip!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Great hike but eastern side trail markers are getting faint.

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