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East Sooke Park Coast Trail out and back in one day
posted by: andersonglk   email this member
Posted Thursday, Mar 3 at 6:44 AM
Thu, Mar 3 at 06:44 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=445

I recently did Aylard Farm to Cabin Point, then the next day Pike Road to Mt. Maguire, Coppermine Trail to Coast Trail.

My friend and I are planning on doing the Coast Trail from one end to the other and back, all in one day. We plan on leaving early in the morning and starting the hike at sunrise. We want plenty of time to crawl among the rocks, islands, and beaches along the way.

Have any of you done the Coast trail all the way across and back again in one day?



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trails page for rvdemerchantRe: East Sooke Park Coast Trail out and back in one day
rvdemerchant  email this member
Posted Thursday, Mar 3 at 6:53 AM
Thu, Mar 3 at 06:53 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

htt p://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=445

I have not completed the hike up the coast and back in one day although others have. I have parked a car at one end and hiked from one end to the other. It is about 14 km from the farm to the parking lot at the other end when I measured it by GPS.


trails page for KiwibirdmanRe: East Sooke Park Coast Trail out and back in one day
Kiwibirdman  email this member
Posted Thursday, Mar 3 at 4:54 PM
Thu, Mar 3 at 04:54 PM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

htt p://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=445

I have always done a car shuttle. Drop one at Pike Road and the other at Aylard Farm and I am soooo glad I did. I think hiking to the end and back in one day is pure torture.

If you want happy memories of doing the whole coast trail in a day, use two cars if you can.


trails page for andersonglkRe: East Sooke Park Coast Trail out and back in one day
andersonglk  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Mar 9 at 3:46 AM
Wed, Mar 9 at 03:46 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

htt p://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=445

We're doing it with weighted packs as well ;)

I've done the Coast Trail a few times, and we are doing it to test our gear before heading out to more serious backcountry overnight trips.

I noticed that there is a MEC trail run challenge where they go down and back the entire trail... it can't be all that bad!

Thanks for your replies, I appreciate the feedback!


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andersonglk  email this member
Posted Thursday, Mar 10 at 3:51 AM
Thu, Mar 10 at 03:51 AM
Regarding trail Coast Trail - East Sooke Park near Victoria, BC

htt p://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=445

Well, we made it! It was a really exhausting hike, and honestly I wouldn't recommend doing it all the way and back unless you just really want to test yourself. It is really brutally hard. That being said, we made it all the way and back, and what an incredible trail! This is probably the best trail I have done on the island. Accessible, rugged, beautiful, amazing and unexpected things to explore if you take the time to leave the trail once in a while.



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