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Castle Peak Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Castle Peak Trail is a 11.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.9 km Elevation Gain: 523 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

scramble

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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.

4 months ago

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.

recorded Recording - Feb 14, 05:59 AM

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5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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 =]

6 months ago

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

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10 months ago

AMAZING! Great workout and views!

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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!

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.

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