Jug Island Beach Trail is a 5.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and fishing and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
221 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

Trailhead is at the intersection of Midden Road and Bedwell Bay Road. Right off the parking lot of the Belcarra Picnic Area

hiking
12 days ago

Nice easy trail. Different altitudes during the road. Beautiful scenery, nice people.

25 days ago

Great little hike for me and my dogs! Beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little hike. Had a couple challenging spots but well worth it once you get to the beach!

Watch my video on it!

https://youtu.be/wFVHjhtPNdM

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with an iconic landmark at the end. There were folks stopped at the beach with their kayaks which made for nice photos.

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, very nice beach at the end good place for a swim. Dog friendly. Nice all year walk/hike

3 months ago

There was a trail, and a beach, and an island. Whoa!

3 months ago

Amazing views! Trilha bem tranquila
Nada de urso.

3 months ago

Easy hike with a few sections of stairs. Some good viewpoint spots along the way to jug island beach too! Once you get to the beach you can swim or just watch the kayakers.

3 months ago

Easy!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Was definitely not an easy hike like they tell you. Great hike tho but definitely some tough sections

hiking
4 months ago

A lovely hike. Some great elevation gains with magnificent views. Two separate bear sightings on the trail so be vigilant.

5 months ago

Like a little bit more challenging trails for myself but perfect to take kids aged 8-11. Saw a bear at picnic area but rangers were there for reassurance. Bears went the direction of the Admiralty point trail. Saw a bald eagle and a seal

hiking
5 months ago

It is a nice trail, but I feel it is overrated.
It gets really busy on weekends and you don't see much until you get to the beach, which is nice, but that's it. Seems nice for kids.

hiking
5 months ago

We selected this hike as it was a fairly easy trail to carry a picnic on. The trail itself was great - not difficult but still felt like a “hike” as opposed to a walk through the park. The trail is heavily trafficked compared to other hikes we’ve done which was a downside but less of an issue. The main disappointment was at the end: the view from the beach was great but unless you have a blanket, there isn’t really anywhere to sit. Glad we did it but likely wouldn’t do this trail again.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice and relaxing hike. Signage was very clear and the trails were really nicely maintained. Overall the hike was easy but as mentioned from others, some steep steps would make this a bit tough for the elderly

Best of all, at the end of the trail, you have great open view of the waters that is just opposite of the Sunshine Coast

6 months ago

The payoff to this hike is beautiful, the beach is lovely, and the trail itself not that crowded; however, start early, because the day area at the trail head loads up there's zero parking.

Maybe not an "easy walk"... some easy walk elements, but a decent amount of switchbacks, and natural/man-made stairs. recommend hiking boots for sure.

6 months ago

Classed as easy, but steep sections with stairs makes this a medium.

6 months ago

Very well maintained. Brought my 2 dogs and it was great. Easy hike. A few steep spots.

hiking
6 months ago

nice walk! as some have mentioned there are some moderate moments with hills etc, but generally is a great walk - really enjoyed it. is mostly through the forest and then you come out to a clearing. the view at the end is nice, as is the little beach area to sit and enjoy the view or have a picnic. is fairly busy with a few dogs but it didn't feel crowded. would do again!

hiking
7 months ago

A nice mix of everything; a couple little hills, quite a bit of flat, a few people not prepared to hike, kind reminds me of Quarry Rock (which you can see from the beach). Seriously. It's a very similar hike, except I think I think this one more. 1. It's slightly less busy 2. There's less stairs (nature hikes don't need stairs) 3. There's a beach at the end of the hike which is a nice place to stop and have a snack. Note; Rain + Dirt = Mud. So, if you are going to go hiking after a couple days of rain, you can expect to get your Fresh White New Balance Dad Shoes to get dirty...so don't bring them, or wear them, you should probably donate them...sorry.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike with a few moderate areas. We took it easy and stopped at the beach for lunch which made our round trip just under two hours. Trail was moderately trafficked with a fair amount of dogs. Overall a decent way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

7 months ago

Perfect start of season hike for me. Scenic with some good terrain and parts that have enough pitch to get the heart rate going. Will go again and I highly recommend.

hiking
8 months ago

This is such a nice, short hike. There are a few places of slight elevation, but I saw people of all ages and a variety of abilities doing it. I have done this hike twice. Once several years ago with my Vancouverite ex-fiance when I was still living in Iowa. The second time was on my own after I moved to the area to go to school. The second time was better.

hiking
8 months ago

Sweet forest walk with a couple small heart pumping sections and a beach. Nuff said.

8 months ago

Excelent trail. There are some steep climbs but accessible for beginers.

hiking
8 months ago

I would rate this as moderate

hiking
9 months ago

A great trail with a variety of terrain. The forest and the beach are both beautiful. Some hills and stairs; definitely manageable for beginners.

beautiful!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Not Easy. I would rate it easy-moderate due to the quick incline. We are in our 50’s and 60’s so that affects my review.

hiking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Great trail. Climbs a fair bit at the start and then steep into the cove at the end. Nice walk, good trail run.

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