Cape Scott Trail

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Cape Scott Trail is a 53.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holberg, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
53.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1968 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

historic site

no dogs

Food cache and outhouses(with toilet paper) are available at most campsites. Tent pads available at Eric Lake and Fisherman's river sites.

backpacking
1 month ago

What a beautiful spot on North Vancouver Island. Trails are easy as long as it is dry,but as I have been told they are usually not. We lucked out with a nice dry trip only finding a few mud pits to get round. The trail was also variable in terms of what you were walking on. Boardwalk, roots, rocks, mud, old boardwalk and gravel sections make up the trails.

We did 4 nights, the first at San Josef Bay, second and third nights at Nels bight. 3rd day we hiked out to the light house and down a very rough trail to the water from the helicopter pad. When we asked the lighthouse keeper about the trail down he called it "interesting". Trees down and steep path with rope to assist but it was worth the trek down. 4th night was spent at Eric lake so we could make a quick exit in the morning on the last day.

Good trail from those new to backpacking however you must be 100% self sufficient.