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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

British Columbia, Canada
250-391-2300
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Ranked #122 of 449 Activities in Vancouver Island
Type: Hiking Trails, Adventure
Activities: Hiking
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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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