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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

British Columbia, Canada
250-391-2300
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Ranked #76 of 324 activities in Vancouver Island
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I'm a UVic international student coming from Italy. I strongly reccomend this trail to everyone who is looking for a bit of adventure! The landscape is awesome and there are lot of places where you easily can camp! Be careful, if you are not well-trained it would be hard to hike all the trail!

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Sooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

OK, may be a biased review as I live here, but I hike The JdeF 4-5 times in full each year and go multiple times a week for short walks to Mystic, Bear or Botanical beach. If doing the full trail the stop points for camping are brilliant and well kept, water is easily found in streams, and the multiple... More

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Sunshine Coast BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We recently stayed in Orveas Bay, and it was an easy drive to China Beach where we did a day hike on part of the Juan de Fuca Trail. China Beach, to Mystic Beach, to Bear Beach and Back. It is a good 17.5 KM and while it is listed as moderate, it is probably at the top of end... More

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Huntsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Amazing trail. First time doing this type of adventure. Spent three nights out and four days hiking. Highly recommend this to anyone's bucket list. Will do it again no question!

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Cambridge, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

One of the must see of Vancouver Island. Couple hours from Victoria but definitely a nice drive. Sea was amazing. The rock formation was incredible. We met a park officer at China beach who recommended us to go to Botanical beach loop and visit Avatar grove. Both the places a must visits.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was lucky enough to do this hike without any rain! My partner and I did the entire trail, starting at China Beach and ended at Botanical Beach after three nights. The first day we easily made it to Bear Beach (8k) within 3 hours and enjoyed a beautiful sunset nestled in on the beach. The next day we hiked... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We didn't do the whole trail but did the very beginning (from China Beach to Mystic Beach and back again - 4km) and the very end (Botanical Beach loop - 2.5km), and we loved every minute! Particularly the China-Mystic part is just breathtaking. It truly is a rainforest, and we were awed by the enormity and age of the forest.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We started our hike at China beach and took the trail to Mystic Beach. About 45 min each way. Moderate fitness ability required. Easy parking. There is a rope swing and small waterfall. I can't wait to hike more of thia trail.

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Laval, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

we go to the beaches that are part of the marine trail. we go to botanical beach for it's awesome tidal pools. you need a good morning to really enjoy it. it is about a 1 km hike down and then hundreds of tidal pools. make sure to check the tide and go during low tide. the kids love seeing... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I hiked the trail for 3 days. It was quite exhausting but worth every step. Being a marine trail, the trail follows the coast, but you are often in the forest, up and down crossing creeks. Camp sites are all at the beach. The trail is open all year. I reached Mystic Beach trailhead via Victoria taking bus route 50... More

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