Mount Finlayson

Victoria, British Columbia V9B 3M7

Mount Finlayson

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although badly infringed on by profit-driven developers, this is still by far the most popular
day hike ascent on Vancouver Island. From old-growth forests the broad trail leads to
treeless scrambles and, from the summit, views over Victoria and surrounding hills. Not recommended for children."

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Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"A well-known Victoria-area landmark and one of the most climbed peaks on Vancouver Island, Mount Finney, as the locals like to call Finlayson, is no walk in the park. Rocky, brutally steep, and with most of the trail a mere route up at-times exposed ledges, this hike should only be attempted by strong hikers comfortable with scrambling. The payoff for those who reach the top, however, is grand: sweeping views of the Malahat, Saanich Peninsula, Victoria, and a whole lot more—plus dazzling wild?owers from spring through summer." Read more

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7.4 km (4.6 miles)
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