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“Worth the Hike”

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Egmont
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 4 km each way but if someone will drop you at the trailhead (where parking is not allowed) then you can cut the distance to about 3 km each way. The last kilometer is sometimes steep with jagged rocks, narrow access and very uneven and potentially slippery ground. Once you reach the rapids you can enjoy watching kayakers hold position on a standing wave. It is very interesting to watch them in the rapids. I would recommend taking lots of water and snacks along. Check for tide change times before you go for best viewing.

Thank Hikonyan_Tom
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"great hike"
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"ebb tide"
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"minute walk"
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"tide tables"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Hubby and I visit Sechelt a few times and have always thought about going to Skookumchuck. This recent trip, we finally found the time to go and I was very glad we did. We researched on the calendar to catch the best time to go and it turned out to be very early in the morning. So early that it was still dark when we started the trail. Still, it was a very enjoyable hike as the trail lights up as the sun rises over the horizon. The trail was not that long and has its ups and downs. Overall, it was not difficult (coming from a middle-aged, not very fit or coordinated person). I just took my time and watched where I was going. Need to set the right expectations though. The 'reward' at the end is not as great as the entire hiking experience. I find the trail beautiful and enjoyed the occasional view or window of the water's edge. If you do not enjoy the hike, and the only reason you're doing this is to see a great 'reward' at the end, you might be disappointed. I saw a review of someone stating those who liked this hike must not have been to the Niagra Falls.... which is an absurd statement as these are totally different types of experiences.

Thank kattiakat
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This was a wonderful hike through the beautiful west coast rainforest. You want to have enough time to enjoy the magical water when you arrive. This is a 4 km hike and if you choose to go on to view the riptides be warned that the hiking is a little more vigorous. Check the tide schedules to find the best times for viewing.

Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

After walk from the car park through the forest you come out of the clearing to see the whirlpools as the tides change you need to check on the times and allow for the walk but well worth the effort

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were told this was a relatively easy hike. We're good daily walkers so no problem -- but it was more of a medium/difficult hike. Lots of inclines and tree roots. Be sure you go early enough for plenty of daylight. Wear good shoes and bring water

Thank SeattleLwn
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