Victoria has 27 hiking trails. These trails range from 1.5 to 34 miles in length. The most popular trail is Thetis Lake and Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Trails.com member Mike K. recently completed Thetis Lake.
Mount Finlayson at Goldstream Provincial ParkView Trail Details
The trail going up Mount Finlayson is a steep rugged trail with gnarled tree root sections and scrambling on rocks followed by 365-degree ocean ...
Mount WorkView Trail Details
Hike to the highest summit on the Saanich Peninsula, named
for a chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for nice views and gneiss outcroppings. ...
Jocelyn HillView Trail Details
From this open summit in the Gowlland Range, enjoy stupendous views overlooking the Saanich Inlet fjord. Stand upon grass-lined striated ledges, ...
Goldstream Provincial Park: Grand LoopView Trail Details
A beautiful 1179-acre (477-ha) provincial
park on the edge of metropolitan Victoria,
Goldstream contains a salmon-bearing
river, six-hundred-year-old ...
Lone Tree HillView Trail Details
The lone ?r tree that graced this peak in the Highlands for two centuries has been gone for a couple of decades now, but the sweeping views and ...
Seymour HillView Trail Details
You can see a lot more from Seymour Hill
than what you can see from the Thetis Lakes
below. Amble through open forest across
mossy ledges ...
Mount DouglasView Trail Details
Affectionately referred to as Mount
Doug by the locals, this prominent Saanich
Peninsula peak is one of the area’s most
popular recreation ...
McKenzie BightView Trail Details
Hike to a quiet cove on the Squally
Reach at the mouth of the Finlayson Arm,
the small but dramatic fjord separating
the Saanich Peninsula ...
Mount FinlaysonView Trail Details
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 ...
Mount MaguireView Trail Details
Lots of variety – shady patches amongst large old firs and cedars, sunny bluffs with
arbutus and moss, rocky coastline and high views over the ...
Thetis LakeView Trail Details
Seven short hiking trails meander through second-growth forest over rocky outcrops to views of a freshwater lake and sandy beach. These sunny ...
Matheson LakeView Trail Details
Hike around a pretty lake tucked between knolls of
evergreens, maples, and oaks. Encounter too a lot of kingﬁshers and eagles—and
Cedar GroveView Trail Details
Wander through an impressive grove of
cedars sporting trees that are ﬁve centuries old. Then gallivant along the famous
Witty’s LagoonView Trail Details
Containing one of the ﬁnest beaches in the Capital Regional District, 143-acre (58-ha) Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park also encompasses a ...
Thetis LakesView Trail Details
Established in 1958 as Canada’s ﬁrst nature
sanctuary, the 2060-acre (834-ha) Thetis
Lake Regional Park is one of the Capital
Gowlland Tod Park Jocelyn Peak LoopView Trail Details
Almost continuous open ridgewalking amongst arbutus and Garry oak groves. Excellent,
airy views of Saanich Inlet.
Galloping Goose Regional TrailView Trail Details
The Galloping Goose includes a sampling of urban and rural vistas. The trail—named for a local 1920s railway car—cuts through British Columbia’s ...
Pike Point and Iron Mine BayView Trail Details
Follow an old logging road for an easy walk through thick timber to a pretty bay and a rocky headland. Come for the autumn hawk migration or ...
Swan LakeView Trail Details
Once a foul, polluted body of water, Swan
Lake is now a lovely urban nature sanctuary boasting a healthy avian population.
Located in Saanich ...
Rithet’s BogView Trail Details
The last of seven bogs once found on
the Saanich Peninsula, Rithet’s Bog is a
plant and wildlife oasis minutes from
downtown Victoria. ...
A sequence of linked trails provides a cross-section of ecosystem diversity: oak and
arbutus meadows, cedar and fern streams, lakes and bluffs, ...
Matheson Lake to Roche CoveView Trail Details
A varied sequence of trails past good swimming and views of a wilderness lake
surrounded by some old-growth forest. The whole loop includes ...
Coast Trail: Babbington Hill LoopView Trail Details
Hike the eastern half of the challenging Coast Trail, exploring hidden coves, rocky headlands, historical sites, petroglyphs, and shoreline ledges. ...
Coast Trail: Mount Maguire LoopView Trail Details
Hike a portion of the challenging Coast Trail, exploring hidden coves, rocky headlands, steep bluffs, and shoreline ledges.
Watch for whales, ...
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, ...