The 13km mixed trail offers a unique wilderness experience as it travels through remote areas and wildlife habitat. The trail lies between the Humpback Reservoir in Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park and the Capital Regional District-Cowichan Valley Regional District boundary.
Climb above the Highlands past dry, rocky outcrop vegetation to the 364-meter summit of Lone Tree Hill. From the summit, the view sweeps across the Malahat and the Highlands to Victoria and the distant Olympic Mountains.
The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free standing rail trestle strucures in the world. At 44 meters above the creek bed you get a good view down the Koksilah Valley watershed. The distance from the parking area to the trestle is an easy, level grade one kilometer walk. The Fleetwood trail gives you the option of hiking along the creek for a kilometer.
Want to walk an uncrowded wild west coast beach that is only a ten minute drive from Sooke? Seals, sea lions, eagles, otters and sometimes whales are seen here too. We know. We've seen them.
This beautiful stone and sand beach is close to the city, easy to get to and very difficult to leave. The short hike down to the beach takes about fifteen minutes. The well worn trail winds its way down through lush seaside rain forest that on a misty day is downright magical. Go left when you get to the beach. The waterfalls are a ten minute walk.
This is just one of the amazing hiking trails that are located in East Sooke Regional Park. Deep forest trails and exposed west coast hikes along the the rugged shoreline, or a nice walk down an old road to nowhere in particular. It's your choice. Hike for an hour or hike for 8! East Sooke Regional Park has it all covered.
Mt.Manuel Quimper is located in the Sea to Sea Regional Park in Sooke, BC. This is just one of many outstanding hiking trails in this park and the adjoining areas. You could spend weeks exploring here. This hike is a 4.3 kilometer hike in each direction. Pretty much a 9 km hike in total. The route from the parking lot is uphill. It's almost all uphill as a matter of fact.