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Mount Finlayson Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 1,223 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

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Breanna Yaeger
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Hiking
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Tony Sperling
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HikingRockyScramble

I found a really nice variant for the descent that avoids the steep rock scramble and provides nice views over the golf course.

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Nick Fosh
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble
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Matthew Brandt
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HikingRockyScramble
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Nicho Heijnen
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HikingRocky
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Anj Gonon
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HikingScramble

do it under good weather

Samantha Simmonds
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HikingRockyScramble

A really enjoyable hike - if you enjoy scrambling. You are doing light scrambling majority of the way up. We did take the long loop back - you do need to pay close attention if you go this way. A lot of the paths are closed for rehabilitation and we missed a lot of the routes we should have taken. I thought the views at the top were really nice - you can see the Ocean and Victoria off in the distance . And yes you can see a subdivision but you are not out in the deep Rockies. Would say this is okay for dogs that are used to climbing up rocks and have their feet conditioned. I would do this hike again. However if it were to be raining I would stay away from it as you are walking up a lot of rocks that would be extremely slippery.

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Derek Lazar
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Fairly intense hike to the summit. Absolutely treacherous in the pouring rain; don't recommend.

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Emma Fenty
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HikingRockyScramble
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Scott Buckborough
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Hiking

do it!

Amber Flashing
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Hiking

Listen to what people are saying. Trail runners didn’t cut it. Slippery worn rock, dry dusty loose rock equals bum sliding down. Scared of heights? This isn’t for you. Not sure how this is dog friendly. Dogs were scared and my wee one was too rambunctious. If she didn’t have a harness, I’d be calling Search and Rescue. Steep from top to bottom. Not well marked at the top. Easy to lose the trail coming down. There are much nicer hikes out there with better views but I’m spoiled coming from North Vancouver.....

Tim Stewart
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Hiking

nice trail, but busy and not as good view as other local hills

Madonna M.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with a great view at the summit. A little tricking with a dog on a leash as some parts are quite steep.

Siobhan Bibb
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Hiking

This trail is quite technical toward the second half and you have to look for arrows on the rocks to find your way. There is a sign that recommends not taking small children past a certain point. We took our 6yo and 9yo as they are seasoned hikers, but we took a very slow pace. I would agree that most smaller children would not fare well. The view from the top is mainly of the Bear Mountain development, which was rather disappointing. My husband has hiked this many times in years past and remembers when the view was mainly trees. I would likely hike this again, but it’s not my first choice as the view wasn’t really worth it.

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Taavi Babcock
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Scramble

This is a up hike for sure, Mt.Fin looms up like a monolith from the parking lot. Steep in places, rock scramble in others, a work out for sure, not for the faint hearted! As with most of the local Summits, the view is great, except for the bear mountain golf course! moderate to hard, wear proper shoes.

Jesse Klooster
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Definitely on the harder end of the moderate rating. Very steep in sections, but the view from the top is worth every step.

Ines Shanks
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One of my favorites! Be prepared to use at the upper part your hands and that you might get dirty. You need proper shoes. Not recommended for kids.

Christine Reimer
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Hiking

Most popular trail in Victoria, great for a workout, no messing around. Fairly busy. Incline is no joke.

Ali Maxwell
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Hiking

really awesome hike. lots of uphill

leah conrad
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Hiking

The last quarter is basically steep rock. Be prepared for a workout the last little bit. Pretty well maintained and marked. Make sure to have water and talk safety with kids. Young children aren't recommended for the last bit of the climb but it is doable.

Melanie Porter
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Worth the hike! Gorgeous views.

Sean Kelly
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Hiking
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I started the hike from the Westin. I really enjoyed the hike, however I feel it’s important to mention that in many parts of this hike you are scrambling over rocks. Using your hands to climb. I didn’t expect that, and it’s steep at some points. Be prepared to get dirty. Really enjoyed the workout and the view from the summit.

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