The New Way to hike. exercise. socialize. discover. meditate.
Are you new to town? On vacation? Looking to meet new friends? Interested in discovering new trails? Hike The Island is a group of hikers on Vancouver Island that all share a passion for the outdoors. We are free to join, and there's absolutely no commitment!
Who We Are
Hike The Island was spawned from a serious need for an outdoor activity group specializing in a centralized and localized solution for trail data. When Hike The Island founder Josh Hoggan first moved to Victoria and had researched his options, there was no single comprehensive FREE resource for trails. We are completely non-profit and geared towards building community above all else.
Our group is maintained by everyday citizens of the Island just like yourself! We encourage all members to host hikes, share photos, submit trail GPS logs, and contribute in any way they are able. There is no fee for joining, and absolutely no commitment. If you would like to join us on our mission to create the largest database of trails on Vancouver Island, please contact us!
If you're looking for a scenic walk to take some great photos, a more challenging uphill adventure, or are just interested in exploring the outdoors, join us all throughout the sunnier months. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about the requirements to participate. If you do not wish to or cannot join larger group events, we offer a numerous free downloadable GPS maps to guide you through the local trails!
Josh Hoggan, Hike the Island founder, moves to the island and begins mapping thousands of kilometres of trails and inputting the data into the web site.