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Address: British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-391-2300
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Activities: Hiking
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Stunning walk

We walked the stretch from China beach to Bear beach and back again. This is a absolutely stunning walk, with a mixture of woodland and coast paths. It had been raining the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We walked the stretch from China beach to Bear beach and back again. This is a absolutely stunning walk, with a mixture of woodland and coast paths. It had been raining the morning we went, and the path was a bit muddy in places but still passable. Not a route for the casual stroller either, the path can be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Me and two of my friends started from Parkinson creek trailhead. It was a great hike lots to look at and a decent bit of hikers mostly foreign I assume as they were drinking the water right from creek without purifying it.(used to poor water conditions in home country they told us) I would highly recommend doing the whole trail... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Just did the first 2 km out of the China Beach parking lot to Mystic Beach. The suspension bridge was really neat. Lots of traversing up and down over tree roots and uneven surfaces. This late November day a lot of the trail was flooded with rain water. I didn't find Mystic Beach all that pretty but there were some... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We hiked from the China Beach parking lot to Mystic Beach and back (4 km altogether). Classed as "moderate", this section is on the rugged side of moderate. (For small children, we suggest walking to the beach at the Alyard Farm portion of East Sooke Regional Park.) The scenery is fantastic and Mystic Beach is glorious. We also hiked in... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The hike was perfect! Difficult of course but the rewards outweigh any aches and pains. The only problem that my husband and I experienced was that we booked the shuttle service, West Coast Trail Express, from Victoria. It is not cheap and the pick up to head back to Victoria was late. But the real kicker was that they require... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the most dangerous people you could hike with on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is author Donald C Mills. He misrepresents himself and his book about the trail is full of errors.

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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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