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I rode the trail over the Remembrance long weekend. I've ridden the trail a number of time and I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian S
Tired but happy

We made it by bicycle from Swartz Bay to the Sooke Potholes in 2 days!We loved everything about our... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Langley, Canada
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A 55-kilometre rail trail between Victoria and Leechtown, which is great for hiking and biking.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rode the trail over the Remembrance long weekend. I've ridden the trail a number of time and I find the fall to be one of the more beautiful time to ride it . However the use of the trail by unleashed dogs and horses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Rode from Victoria to Sooke. This trail is very urban for the first 2/3, running next to busy roads and construction zones. The last 1/3 was pretty, in forest. About half is dirt/gravel so plan accordingly. It's flat and a pretty easy ride. Overall not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We made it by bicycle from Swartz Bay to the Sooke Potholes in 2 days!We loved everything about our trip! We spent 3 days exploring the trail and will definitely be back. A caution: have good bikes. One of our party of 4 really suffered...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank persephone67
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The province has created this wonderful trail all the way from Victoria to Sooke and beyond. I have walked with my dog on this trail for only a short while and look forward to doing much more on this trail over this summer. To me...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoanieFM
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We were staying in Victoria, but rented bicycles out of Sooke at West Coast Outdoor Adventure so we could do a day trip up to the potholes. Great day bike trip! WCOA shuttled us to the trail around kilometer marker 43 and we rode up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Denver_Sammy
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We only walked a very short distance along this trail but goodness, it was worth it as it is the place we came almost face to face with a black bear. It looks like the trail is popular with cyclists and walkers too and it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Jean S
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My wife, brother and I rented electric bikes in Victoria and rode along the Galloping Goose Trail. It was a weekday and the trail was a little busy by the city, but once you not a little north of Victoria, the trail was wide open....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Larry P
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We rode our bikes out to the railroad tressle and then into Sooke to spend the night. This was our first ride of the season and it was the perfect distance We arrived on the morning ferry and rode on this terrific scenic trail. Once...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail is great for jogging, walking and biking, it’s also a great way to get to Thetis Lake without traffic hassles!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Z3862GEashleyt
Reviewed December 16, 2017

We joined the trail in View Royal and cycled for several miles until we reached construction. There was a way through but we decided to turn back. We cycled for several miles in the opposite direction until we came to an area where you must...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MJH048
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August 17, 2018|
Response from Z3862GEashleyt | Reviewed this property |
The only road you have to go on to get onto the Lochside Trail (this Trail links up with the Galloping Goose Trail near Uptown in the South Saanich part of Victoria) from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal is Land’s End Road. You... More