Coast Trail is a hiking trail in Capital Regional District, British Columbia. It is within East Sooke Regional Park. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at -32,805 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 0 feet. The Petroglyphs and another information board, Cabin Point Trap Shack and another shelter, the Squeaky Point, Cabin Point, and Beechey Head viewpoints, and the Alldridge Point and O'Brien Point cliffs can be seen along the trail. There are also information guideposts, a meadow, and a picnic site along the trail. Near the end of the trail are a shelter, restrooms, and a beach.
Coast Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike the eastern half of the challenging Coast Trail, exploring hidden coves, rocky headlands, historical sites, petroglyphs, and shoreline ledges. Watch for whales, including orcas. Then head inland to climb Babbington Hill for sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains. Shorter and easier than the western park loop, it’s still plenty challenging—but packed with even more surprises.While this loop is challenging, the hike just to Creyke and Aldridge points can be enjoyed by most hikers. Follow a gravel path through pastures and apple orchards of the old Aylard Farm. At 0.1 mile, come to a junction with the 6.2-mile Coast Trail (actually closer to 7.2 mi/11.6 km)."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands (The Mountaineers Books).
"Hike a portion of the challenging Coast Trail, exploring hidden coves, rocky headlands, steep bluffs, and shoreline ledges.Watch for whales, including orcas, and an offshore pelagic cormorant roost. Then head inland for an equally challenging rolling ridge romp to Mount Maguire, highest summit in the sprawling East Sooke Regional Park—from where you can survey the rugged country you just conquered with your hiking boots."
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