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“Love the Coast Trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Sooke Regional Park

East Sooke Regional Park
East Sooke Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love the Coast Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A great rail for a milder experience than the West Coast Trail but a most excellent day hike with stunning views of the ocean, forest trails and rock scrambles.

Visited April 2013
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North Saanich, Canada
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“LOVELY AREA TO HIKE IN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a beautiful area with a goodly number of hiking trails ranging from easy to moderately strenuous. Trails are well marked and maintained for the most part. Use caution if walking when trails are wets. On a warm sunny day, it can't be topped anywhere on southern Vancouver Island. It's principal drawback is that there have been a very high number of break-ins to vehicles which has been and still remains a concern. A number of volunteers in the local area have taken it upon themselves to try and police the area as much as possible which has helped. The views of the Olympic Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular on a clear say,

Visited October 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Amazing West Coast Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is one of the best views of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Unlike so many other hikes where a lot of the hike is through the rain forest (which can be dark and wet even when its not raining) this trail really hugs the coast. There are some bits that you need to scramble and some that take you quite close to the edge. I am afraid of height but still managed to overcome it and get through the daring parts. Really nothing like it!

NB. To do the entire hike you need two vehicles placed at each end. Parts of the coast trail can be done in a loop as it links with trails that criss cross through the interior forest, which means you finish where you start and therefore need only one car.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Great Trails with Fantastic Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

There are many trails of varying intensity through this large park. The trails that lead to and along the ocean offer remarkable views.

Visited April 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Love East Sooke Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great hikes, amazing views, seasonal whale watching. My favourite hiking spot near Victoria.

I love taking a picnic up in the summer season, can spend the day in the sun near the splashing ocean and whale watch. life's good.

Visited March 2013
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