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Coast Trail - East Sooke Park
posted by: c8thorn   email this member
Posted Sunday, Mar 30 at 1:30 AM
Sun, Mar 30 at 01:30 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Coast-Trail-East-Sooke-Park-near-Victoria-BC-445

This sounds like just the hike I am looking for, but I am a little concerned about the time of year and am hoping for some feedback. I am planning to do this with my 3 sons 20, 18 and 16. A piece of cake for them I am sure. 3 of us are meeting my oldest who is at UVIC, and it will be between April 11th and 15th. We are hoping to overnight in tents.
What do you folks think?


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trails page for KiwibirdmanRe: Coast Trail - East Sooke Park
Kiwibirdman  email this member
Posted Sunday, Mar 30 at 1:37 AM
Sun, Mar 30 at 01:37 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Coast -Trail-East-Sooke-Park-near-Victoria-BC-445

Check the CRD website. I do not believe this is a park where overnight camping is permitted.

The Coast Trail can be done in about 7 hours provided there is a car at both ends. You do not want to do there and back in the same day.


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suzieQ  email this member
Posted Sunday, Mar 30 at 6:22 PM
Sun, Mar 30 at 06:22 PM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Coast -Trail-East-Sooke-Park-near-Victoria-BC-445

April can be quite muddy. I highly recommend treking poles as the trail is rough, steep at times, rocky, and slippery. Its advisable to have a car at both ends, as camping is not permitted in the park. A nice place to camp nearby is the Sooke Potholes.
That said, if you're looking for a multi-day trip with tenting options then do the Juan de Fuca trail. China Beach to Sombrio is the best part. You can do that in 2-3 days. The trail is roughly the same as East Sooke Park, but there are designated camp sites at Mystic Beach, Bear Beach, Chin Beach and Sombrio. Its easy to hike out to the highway and thumb a ride when you're done.
Have fun!! Its very beautiful.



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