Castle Peak Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Castle Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

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..

15 days ago

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

3 months ago

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
5 months ago

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.

hiking
Friday, March 15, 2013