Explore the most popular forest trails in Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 months ago

nice trail, well booted in

great views

Great views after a relatively steep, well marked ascent. Mostly road and poorly marked and neglected trails after the power line. Strongly recommend considering another route for descent.

Nice climb.. fire road out

great views. fun hike!

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

It is definitely very steep and there is a sign now that says no Public Access as CRD has a center at the top now. We still climbed it and it was gorgeous :)

Great hiking. No need to leash your dog as it is remote and leashing would be dangerous on the many vertical sections and cliffs you will discover.

will definitely do this trail again.

Steep beautiful trail. Incredible panorama up top.

This was a good loop trail. it's a bit tricky to figure out where the trail is in places, but that was half the fun!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

a great hike with a few difficult sections. the views and beauty make it worth it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The trail is all covered by snow even now. The last half mile is steep to go up esp. in an icy hill. The snow starts to melt quickly and it is very slushy at some parts. It is difficult to go to top because of snow..

Monday, May 08, 2017

It was a challenge but I saw a black bear on the trail and that was awesome

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More on the difficult side for the top loop. Expect amazing views but lots of ups and downs, poor trail markers and scrambling. But well worth the effort!

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016

Beautiful views of the Sooke Hills, Metchosin and the Olympic peninsula. I would rate it as moderate rather than easy due to its length and a fair amount of rock scrambling. I would love to do this hike again when it is drier.

on Castle Peak Trail

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

on Castle Peak Trail

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Friday, March 15, 2013