West Coast Trail (South to North)

HARD 44 reviews

West Coast Trail (South to North) is a 75.6 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
75.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1893 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

backpacking
5 days ago

Can't say enough about this trail. While it is arguably not perfectly maintained, that adds to the excitement and challenge. The physical challenge of this trail is insane, ranging from pulling your boots out of knee-deep mud, to climbing a set of 5 ladders in a row -- all in the same km of hiking! The views have to be some of the most amazing coastal views in the the world. DO IT! It changed me as a person -- I did this trail and now I can do anything!

14 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing

3 months ago

Glorious! Worth every drop of sweat! Just beautiful!! Camping on the beach is the best.

backpacking
3 months ago

Took one week to finish this trail, excellent views and backpacking experience, recommended to all backpackers

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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4 months ago

+ 3 more stars! What a beautiful trail. You can't beat the weather in July. We found a good set of hiking poles alleviates many traction/mud/incline/fatigue issues. Absolutely loved the trail; would recommend the 7 or 8 day version with a rest day at Tsusiat Falls. North to South would be easier because of pack weight loss but South to North offers an easy last couple of days on tired feet. Bring lots of cash (for Chez and Nitinat - you will regret it if you don't!) Happy trekking!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing! We lucked out as far as weather goes. Definitely challenging at times but worth it in the end!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We went in late July, 2016. We had no rain and great tides. This is the best hike I have ever done. It can be challenging at times, but is totally worth it. Absolutely beautiful.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

backpacking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Walked September 7th to 14th 2016.
Wonderful, tough, muddy.