Guided Hiking Tours
We offer both full day and half day tours.
1/2 day tour is 4 hours $80.
Full day tour is 6 hours $125.
Our professionally guided hiking tours are for groups of 2-6 people. Transportation to and from Sooke is included. Victoria pickup and return is available for $80. For those who are hiking the West Coast Trail or Juan de Fuca trail we offer transportation to and from Port Renfrew. Gourmet lunches are available for $15 on all hikes. Please contact us for information on our overnight hiking tours.
East Sooke Park - 1/2 day or full day tours are available here. The hike starts in a beautiful homestead and continues along oceanside rock bluffs and pebble beaches. It is also possible to start this tour at Iron Mine Bay (a good option in the busy summer months).
Sooke - Moderate difficulty. Full Day tour. From the trailhead, we hike to the top of Mt Manuel Quimper. The trail leads us through a lush Douglas Fir and Arbutus forest. Amazing 360 degree view of the Sooke Basin and Juan De Fuca Straight, with the Olympic mountains in the background. This is a great place to enjoy an awesome lunch before the descent back to the parking lot.
Juan De Fuca Park - 1/2 day tour. A 30 minute drive from Sooke takes us to the Sand Cut Beach Trailhead. After a 10 minute walk through an old growth forest, we arrive on Sand Cut beach where it is possible to walk for hours (at low tide) along the beach. This is a 1/2 day hike or can be a full day when combined with China Beach.
Juan De Fuca - 1/2 or full day tour. A 35 minute drive from Sooke brings us to the China Beach Trailhead. A 10 minute hike through an old growth Sitka Spruce forest leads us to China Beach. Here we can explore the beautiful sandy beach. Gourmet lunches are available on all hikes for $15.
Juan De Fuca - Full day tour. We arrive at the Mystic Beach trailhead after a 35 minute drive from Sooke. A 45 minute (each way) hike brings us to Mystic Beach. The name says it all....
We will spend an hour exploring the beach and enjoying lunch. On the way back from Mystic Beach we can make a stop over at China beach making this an incredible full day experience.
Juan De Fuca - Full day tour. It's an hour drive from Sooke to the Parkinson Trailhead. A 1 hour easy hike through the forest brings us to a beautiful beach filled with tidal pools and rock bluffs to explore. We will spend 1-2 hours exploring the beach and having lunch. It is best to time this hike with a low tide to fully appreciate the beauty of this beach.
Juan De Fuca - Full day hike. It is a one hour drive to the trailhead from Sooke. This is a popular surf destination. The hike is an easy 15 minute walk to the beach. This beach is well known for its smooth sandstone formations. Here we can explore the amazing waterfalls and the secret corners of this area. Gourmet lunches are available on all hikes upon request.
Port Renfrew - The drive to the trailhead is 1 hour 20 minutes and worth every minute. Botanical beach is world renowned for its unique tidal pools and rock formations. The hike is an easy 20 minutes to the beach. This excursion can include an option to explore historic Port Renfrew.
Juan De Fuca - This is a full day hike. Go where only the locals know! After a 50 minute drive from Sooke, we arrive at the unmarked Chin Beach trailhead. We hike through an old growth cedar forest filled with ferns and moss. The hike is approximately 1.5 hours each way with some steep sections. Chin beach is rarely visited and has incredible features such as rock arches and sandy beaches. A great place to enjoy an ocean front lunch. This hike is best when timed with a low tide.
Beautiful Bear beach is located on the Juan De Fuca trail - Full day tour. A 45 minute drive brings us to the Bear beach trailhead. Here we leave the highway on an unmarked 45 minute moderate hike down to Bear beach. This access is the shortest way in to Bear beach, and is not shown on park maps. At the beach we have plenty of time to explore the area and enjoy a gourmet lunch.