Galloping Goose Railroad Trail -- Sooke Road to Terminus Professional Review and Guide
"This trail is located in Victoria. This final stretch of the Galloping Goose railway brings the history of the line into focus. Though the views change as the line moves inland, this 33.66 km (20.2 miles) out-and-back section takes you past artifacts and reminders of a different age. The line was originally built for freight, carrying lumber and other supplies to a rapidly growing Victoria, but it later began a passenger service.
As you roll your way along this final stretch, you cross two of the remaining trestles over which the train used to rumble. This stretch also passes the Sooke River Potholes, a series of round pools eroded by water falling and swirling around small pieces of gravel. This swirling of debris acts like a drill, creating round potholes. As the course of the water changes slightly, the water falls on the new location and begins the process over again. These quiet ponds are a popular place for family picnics and outings. On a hot day, they offer cool relief from the heat."