The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a 47km coastal hike on the southern west coast of Vancouver Island. It runs from China Beach near Sooke to Botanical Beach in Port Renfrew. It has considerable elevation gain and loss and can be very muddy in sections. All that up and down amounts to over 8000 feet. It stays near sea level for the most part so there are a lots of small ridges and valleys. Most people take about 4 days to hike the entire trail or you can day-hike from any trailhead.
Directions to Trailhead
There are two main entrances, China Beach at the south end and Botanical Beach at the north end. Two others at Sombrio Beach at 29km and at Parkinson Creek at 37km.
PureOutside Guide to Hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail (basic instructions to hiking the entire Juan de Fuca trail with high resolution photos and campsite info)
- Round Trip: 47.00 km
- Nearest City: Port Renfrew
- Less than 5km, More than 5km, More than 10km, Ocean Beach, Viewpoint, Waterfall