The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

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The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a 38.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Capital, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
38 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,342 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

beach

views

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing beauty and lots of wildlife. Whales, sea lions, bears, sea otters and tons of marine life. It’s great to fall asleep to the sound of waves hitting the beach. My favorite backpacking trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked in August 2017 and Loved this trail.
-If you're on the fence about it DO IT! You'll love it.
-A more technical and challenging trail then some but by no means hard in my opinion. Maybe not the best suited for a beginner but well suited for those who have hiked before but are new to multi day trips. Or for those avid hikers who want an easy break with gorgeous west coast views.
-Had time to spare so hiked it in 4 days 3 nights but could have easily hiked it in 3 days.
-Breathtaking scenery and nature to absorb.
-Campsites were amazing, either along the ocean or on the forest. They fill up around dinner time as most people come off the trail so they fill fast then
-A mixture of ground paths and man made areas which include wide wood stairs and foot paths. Sometimes the man made stairs were harder to climb then just the trail.
-A lot of elevation changes and muddy spots but manageable. Having a hiking pole or trusty stick is crucial for testing muddy patches and helping with balance to avoid a dunk in the mud
-All campsites had bear proof bins for food and an outhouse (except for one that was out of order)
-Many streams for water filling, just make sure you bring some form of water treatment
Happy Hiking

backpacking
Friday, August 04, 2017

My first multi night trail. We did it in 3 days 2 nights and it was awesome. If we do it again I would definitely take a little more time to enjoy the small things a little more. We did it in late July to early August and it was perfect weather. Plenty of water sources and camping was fun. Would definitely recommend it!

Monday, May 29, 2017

We only hiked from China beach to sombrio but none the less it was an amazing experience. The trail is extremely muddy so I would recommend wearing gaiters on it. Don't camp to close to the rising tides!

Monday, June 27, 2016

One of my favorite trails! Beautiful, but difficult to trail run on due to roots and other obstacles.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Did the hike in January of 2014. Not the best time of year, but well worth the mud and rain for the amazing views.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Amazing hike. Going to do it again!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Difficult to navigate in a few spots, steps washed out and a lot more rugged than we expected but SO worth it

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Great first time multi-day hike. Beginners should take the full 4 days, though.

hiking
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Wonderful trail with many access points. Can be very muddy in after it rains.
Spectacular beaches, amazing forest trails, good signage. Always wild, west coast wildlife; fun to watch whales during the migration, sea-lions, vultures and more when 'in-season', very occasional black bears, nearly always seals, otters, and a huge variety of birds.

hiking
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Amazing hike. A bit more difficult than I expected but so happy to have experienced it. Beautiful trail with opportunities to sleep on the beach and listen to the ocean as you fall asleep.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Friday, September 16, 2016

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016