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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

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A worthwhile challenging trail

Having travelled this trail a number of times it can be enjoyed a number of ways. Short day hike challenges to tackling the entire trail as an adventure. Every bit as good as the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Jimmy C
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I just finished hiking a portion of the JDF trail this Easter week end, We're in our late 40's/early 50's and are kinda new to multi-day hiking, but are keen to get out there and give it a go. We chose this particular trail not only for it's incredible scenery but also it's relatively small elevation gain... More 

4 Thank Terry B
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having travelled this trail a number of times it can be enjoyed a number of ways. Short day hike challenges to tackling the entire trail as an adventure. Every bit as good as the West Coast Trail this complement of easy access and fun tidal route finding is a great warm-up for its longer cousin to the north.

1 Thank Jimmy C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Have hiked the West Coast Trail 2X so wanted to try something a little different. We just did day hikes but seemed to be less of a steeplechase than WCT. Fewer mud bogs, giant trees to scramble over, no ladders, and no trolleys. Also more points of egress if one got into a bind. That being said I'd feel more... More 

2 Thank MtnFlier
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I spent four days hiking the trail from end to end in July. The combination of the mud, roots, elevation, rain can sometimes make the journey a very challenging hike I thought it was more than worth it for the spectacular views and incredibly sense of peace found along the trail.

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was a really great trail. The beaches were really nice and it felt very isolated and wild despite the nearby road. I was, however, disappointed that I could not find a toilet and bear box at Sombrio Beach East. As the map suggested they should be there. There should be forest spots at all the campsites for people who's... More 

2 Thank Dean A
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Stunningly gorgeous trail Not in the best shape though Many of the helpful structures are rotted so best be prepared to work for it nothing trail It didn't rain on our hike and if it did it would have been gross. Loads of mucky stretches Camp sites were OK except the forest sites where you couldn't light a fire. Excellent... More 

1 Thank JayMPelton
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

I recently stopped here primarily to spend most of a day hiking along the West Coast of Vancouver. I hiked from Chin Beach to Kuitshe Cove and believe this section of the trail offered great variety. I saw otters, seals, deer, frogs, eagles, plenty of birds and even a snake sunning on a rock. I walked over rocky, boulder-strewn beaches,... More 

3 Thank Snicker D
Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Camped at China Beach provincial campground and did day hikes. Some days hiking (14 km/day) were quite challenging(difficult footing, lots of climbing) but definitely rewarding trail though the rain forest. Great views to the Juan deFuca sound and onto Washington State. Hiking boots, rain gear and hiking poles were a must. The highlight of the trip were the variety of... More 

1 Thank Terry_Barb
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Extremely fun hike about 1 hour through trails, streams, mud and trees to get to Mystic Beach. About 1.5-2 hours out from Victoria proper and worth every minute. Lovely breeze

1 Thank robby321
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

You have to do this road to realize what a feat it was to engineer it and build it. WOW. If you are tough enough to drive this, you can do anything

Thank Joan B

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