Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail offers 47 kilometres of rugged, isolated west coast wilderness. The trail begins at China Beach, just west of Jordan River, and follows the shoreline all the way to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. Tracing southern Vancouver Island’s western coastline, in addition to incredible hiking, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail yields spectacular views of the Juan de Fuca Strait. The sounds of the crashing surf and local wildlife complete the west coast experience.
Much of the hiking trail involves a vigorous trek, but there are also less strenuous paths that make for an exhilarating day-hike. Several access points off Highway 14, with trailheads at China Beach, Sombrio Beach, Parkinson Creek, and Botanical Beach, make it easy to enjoy this Pacific coastline trail. Though it’s important to note, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a wilderness hike, and trail conditions vary and weather can be unpredictable. Whether you’re heading out for a multi-day hike or just for the day, it’s important to check trail information and let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return.
For more information on the Juan de Fuca Marine trail, please visit the BC Parks website