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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

British Columbia, Canada
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“day hike” (5 reviews)
“beach beach” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did a day hike from Botanical Beach to Sombrio Beach, which was about 20 km (12.5 miles). Beforehand I assumed that the sections along the beach would be easy because they'd be flat, but I was wrong. One section of beach was made up...More

Thank BradHurley
Reviewed 4 days ago

Right next to China Beach, There's a 2 kms easy to moderate hike through a rainforest that will take you to an amazing beach with sandstone cliffs, caves to explore, a swinging rope into the ocean, a hanging swing, and many little surprises, a beautiful...More

Thank Jo444111
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a lovely hike with a destination that has a great view, take the one hour hike from the trailhead of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail toward Mystic Beach (most people go to China Beach). It is a very simple...More

Thank evetshe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just hiked this trail. The trail is seriously degraded. There has been no upgrades in 20 years. At some parts the trail is poorly marked. There is a considerable amount of deep mud and the trail is steep, slippery and difficult to navigate. A challenging...More

Thank VancouverElizabeth
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I hiked the entire trail as my first multi day hike. Started at the north end (botanical beach) and ended in mystic beach. It was awesome. Ne careful with the tide. Some campgrounds are only accessible at low tide. Bring a rain jacket and warm...More

2  Thank Antonia H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Not as difficult as people are saying! Hiked this in 2 and a half days but we were fairly rushing, I'd rank this in difficulty as 4/10 but It all depends on what you're used to (I'm used to doing mountains/harder trails). Extremely muddy (in...More

3  Thank Chris M
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...More

7  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 21 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...More

1  Thank Jimmy C
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...More

2  Thank MtnFlier
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank D_R_C_99000
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Katie G
13 August 2015|
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Response from Brad M |
Just to add to that, Barkley Sound, a few hours north, is a kayaker's paradise, and is worth a week-long trip on its own.
12 June 2015|
Response from H and W |
We just spent a few hours near the trailhead. We parked at the China Beach Day Use lot and walked down to Mystic Beach (2km), which was beauitful. We then continued along the JDF trail (west) for a short time. From Mystic... More