Cape Scott

Port Hardy, British Columbia

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One of the lengthier hikes on northern Vancouver Island, the hike to the cape passes through old-growth forests, historical settlements, storm-tossed beaches, and mudsoaked wetlands. While the historical features of the trail are some of the most unusual in the province, this hike also offers excellent views and a plethora of beach-walking opportunities. Some features include a giant Sitka spruce (7.2 meters in circumference), hand-built dikes, a plank road, and a native shell midden.
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by Shannon & Lissa Cowan (Falcon Guides)

One of the lengthier hikes on northern Vancouver Island, the hike to the cape passes through old-growth forests, historical settlements, storm-tossed beaches, and mudsoaked wetlands. While the historical features of the trail are some of the most unusual in the province, this hike also offers excellent views and a plethora of beach-walking opportunities.

Some features include a giant Sitka spruce (7.2 meters in circumference), hand-built dikes, a plank road, and a native shell midden.

©  Shannon & Lissa Cowan/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Port Hardy
Distance: 14.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 5 days
Season: Best May to September
Local Contacts: BC Parks; San Josef Heritage Park
Local Maps: NTS Maps 102 I/9, 102 I/16
Driving Directions: Directions to Cape Scott

Recent Trail Reviews

7/16/2006
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Amazing place; remains of old settlements and landscape create unforgetable environment. We were lucky with weather and almost non-existent bugs. Watched orcas, sea lions, eagles. Well worth 17.4km hike in and out. Josef and Eva



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May 2018