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Individual Trail

South Island / Sooke

42 min driving from Downtown Victoria

Enjoy a stroll amongst the coast line and through wandering forest ways at one of Sooke's most popular trail networks. With well over 50 km of trails in total, this network keeps hikers engaged for years. The trail is easy to follow via a number of yellow arrowed placards, and is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Various viewpoints along this route offer immaculate coastline views which are reminiscent of the West Coast Trail, but with much less difficulty. Additionally, this trail network offers six major trailheads that hikers may begin their journey. Not far into the trek, ancient petroglyphs are well marked with trail signage.

  • 42 min from Downtown Victoria
  • Loop
  • 9.21 km (round-trip)
  • 2.7 hours solo | 3.5 hours group round-trip
  • 465 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Medium difficulty

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:A moderate hike with numerous ups and downs with the odd technical section.
Dogs:Permitted as long as they are "under control"
Children:Ages 10 and up OK
Cell Service:Non-existent (Telus March 2018); USA Service Intermittently Available
First Listed:2018-Mar-11
Last Updated:2018-May-19
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.

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Duration Round-Trip (solo):160 min
Trailhead GPS:48.326958000,-123.639364000
Trailend GPS:48.326958000,-123.639364000
Distance:9.21 km (round-trip)
Elevation at Start:28 meters
Elevation at End:28 meters
Elevation Maximum:147 meters
Elevation Gain:465 meters (round-trip)
Elevation Loss:-465 meters (round-trip)
Slope Up:8.40% (round-trip)
Slope Down:-8.50% (round-trip)
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