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

An amazing trail with lush views, both shade and sun, flat and steep. Spectacular views at the top. It was a bit windy, so only stayed at the top for about a half hour before descending. I arrayed the hike by going right which was the longer route to the top which kept the shorter run for the way back. Absolutely fantastic hike and dog friendly.

Just did this trail late March, some slightly muddy spots but nothing to bad. Most of the trail is as previous reviewer stated is fairly easy, but the assent up to the top is no joke. Some pretty steep sections but not worse than finlayson. Really enjoyed this hike and was fairly quiet on a Tuesday afternoon. Used the app in a few places as trail is not well marked in places. View is spectacular!

Great hike. Did it in late January when it was a bit warmer out. It had muddy sections, and sections that require boots with good grip, so bring your hiking boots in winter. We came up using Sue’s trail (it’s a very easy trail to miss). It was easy for the first 80% and then becomes steep quite quickly at the very end. Beautiful view at the top.

4 months ago

Great hiking trail. Not greatly marked but we managed to find our way thanks to this app. We did get misplaced a bit and had to do some turn arounds. Did not see anyone for hours was so peaceful and quiet. A few steep rocks and some down hill slippery rock and moss. I would say it’s moderate to hard. You are deep in the woods for sure! Took us almost 4 hours with minimal breaks.

A great new hike for us. the map makes you think you've nade good progress when arriving at the start of the loop (on the mountain), but that's when the hard work begins! great exercise, quiet, and beautiful forest and creek views.

on Castle Peak Trail

5 months ago

Steady and flat in the beginning but once you get further there are more obstacles and incline. Georgeous hike!

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 =]

You can also start at the Harrison Trail - parking at the first gate to Sooke Potholes. Going up the washout and crossing the Goose Trail. It is a 5 hr round trip and can be very wet in the rainy season. Most of the washouts are then creeks you'll be walking in - 4-5 times. Views are well above average - No leashes required for you pup. Not a Provincial park till the last 15 mins

Didn't see a single other person. Well maintained trail way to follow

Route via South Shawnigan Lake Road does not exist anymore. Roads are closed .

10 months ago

AMAZING! Great workout and views!

11 months ago

A bit more then 12 k but the view is nice at the end

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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.

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!

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.

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