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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

British Columbia, Canada
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“bear beach” (8 reviews)
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“mystic beach” (16 reviews)
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"bear beach"
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"day hike"
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"mystic beach"
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"china beach"
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"port renfrew"
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"rope swing"
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"washington state"
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"low tide"
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"steep descent"
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"suspension bridge"
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"incredible scenery"
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"elevation gain"
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"nice hike"
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"avatar grove"
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This hike has often been referred to as the "baby west coast trail". It was not nearly as advertised. There was virtually no maintenance done along the trail making for dangerous conditions throughout. Many bridges are broken along the way. Most "stairs" are broken. Railings...More

Thank mattmcg09
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

we hiked 9k & turned around, for an 18k hike many hikers were going 9-13k & then tenting. & then continuing for the total of 34k one way.

Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

5 days, 9 Winnipeggers -- 5 backpacking the 47K from China Beach to Botanical Beach, 4 of us doing out-and-back day trips from the various trailheads. The 5 backpackers may have bragging rights to a well-deserved achievement, but us 4 day hikers had a much...More

Thank KevinMiller1956
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We walked only the part of the trail to Mystic Beach, not the whole Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. But this piece was very nice. Great path through the forest including a suspension bridge. We didn't find the beach sooo outstandingly beautiful, but that may...More

Thank Anja H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I hiked the full trail from China beach to Port Renfrew and had a great time. This is not an easy hike unless you're an experienced hiker. Be prepared for wet weather and lots of up and down hiking. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Tessa V
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

It was nice to get out of Victoria and enjoy the outside for a day of our vacation. It did take awhile to arrive at an entry point to Juan de Fuca trail, not as scenic a drive as expected, can't see the water most...More

Thank buttondeb
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I did a day hike from Botanical Beach to Sombrio Beach, which was about 20 km (12.5 miles). Beforehand I assumed that the sections along the beach would be easy because they'd be flat, but I was wrong. One section of beach was made up...More

Thank BradHurley
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Right next to China Beach, There's a 2 kms easy to moderate hike through a rainforest that will take you to an amazing beach with sandstone cliffs, caves to explore, a swinging rope into the ocean, a hanging swing, and many little surprises, a beautiful...More

Thank Jo444111
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are looking for a lovely hike with a destination that has a great view, take the one hour hike from the trailhead of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail toward Mystic Beach (most people go to China Beach). It is a very simple...More

1  Thank evetshe
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Just hiked this trail. The trail is seriously degraded. There has been no upgrades in 20 years. At some parts the trail is poorly marked. There is a considerable amount of deep mud and the trail is steep, slippery and difficult to navigate. A challenging...More

Thank VancouverElizabeth
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Katie G
13 August 2015|
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Response from Brad M |
Just to add to that, Barkley Sound, a few hours north, is a kayaker's paradise, and is worth a week-long trip on its own.
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asayess
12 June 2015|
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We just spent a few hours near the trailhead. We parked at the China Beach Day Use lot and walked down to Mystic Beach (2km), which was beauitful. We then continued along the JDF trail (west) for a short time. From Mystic... More
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