Sooke, British Columbia

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Sooke

  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Fairholme Campground

    3.0
    The campground is right at the very north end of Lake Crescent. It has bathroom and potable water, and for just $20 a night I think it is well worth it. Each campsite is equipped with a table and firepit (bring firewood). Open between May and October; first come first serve.  As for activities, t...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Peabody Creek Trail

    5.0
    5.1 mi / 948 ft gain
    Peabody Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic Hot Springs

    3.7
    21.52 mi / 3556 ft gain
    A local favorite, this moderate day hike winds its way uphill from the Appleton Pass trailhead through old growth stands of fir, hemlock and cedar for 2.2 miles to a cluster of hot springs interspersed among the trees. Note: This route is now closed due to a washed out road. The current route is ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic National Park Foothills Trail

    6.23 mi / 1772 ft gain
    Olympic National Park Foothills Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    West Elwha River Trail

    5.0
    6.11 mi / 1198 ft gain
    West Elwha River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Hike to the Red Creek Fir

    I’m blessed with a husband who is crazy enough to agree to my endless adventures! When I suggested we go find the tallest Douglas Fir Tree in the world, and we happened to be in the area, my husband again said, “why not!”For anyone who just has to see it for themselves, here’s some directions:Fo...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack to Lake Angeles

    5.0
    7.12 mi / 2503 ft gain
    Lake Angeles is, rightfully, a popular day hike and overnight backpacking option, as its one of the larger, more accessible lakes in Olympic National Park. It can be done either as a moderate day hike with a refreshing swim and picnic lunch or a relaxing overnight with gorgeous views and reliable...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Ancient Groves

    5.0
    0.49 mi / 105 ft gain
    Great little hike to explore while in the Sol Duc area. I would strongly recommend doing this hike near sunset as the sun will stream through the trees and light everything up in a beautiful glow. The hike will take you to a cliff edge to walk along and get views of the Sol Duc river below.  Ver...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Heart O' the Forest Trail

    5.0
    4.52 mi / 840 ft gain
    This hike is a short, 4.0 mile round trip, half-day or less hike, located just past the Hurricane Ridge entrance into Olympic National Park. Being relatively level and the trail head just off loop E of the Heart O' the Hills Campground, the Heart O' the Forest hike offers those looking for a tast...
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Sombrio Beach

    5.0
    0.82 mi / 131 ft gain
    Heading west from Victoria, take the TransCanada Highway to Hwy 14. Continue past Sooke towards Port Renfrew. Look for the sign that reads Sombrio Beach Trailhead (approximately 45 minutes past Sooke) and take the left. Note that this dirt road can be incredibly rugged (aka full of potholes) and ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Wolf Creek Trail

    8.12 mi / 3970 ft gain
    To tackle the Wolf Creek Trail, you start by winding up Whiskey Bend Road just outside of Port Angeles, falling the curves and hills of Elwha River. The peaks of the Olympic Mountains stand in the distance.Once you approach a clearing and small parking area, you grab the gear and hit the trail. T...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Humes Ranch and Goblin Gates

    6.4 mi / 994 ft gain
    The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century. Past Port Angeles, at a hard curve in US-101, take Olympic Hot Sprin...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hurricane Hill

    4.8
    3.13 mi / 689 ft gain
    To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bottles or use the restroom. The trailhead for Hurric...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Sol Duc Falls and Deer Lake

    4.6
    7.17 mi / 1729 ft gain
    The hike to Sol Duc Falls is a simple 0.8 mile walk to a roaring falls on the Sol Duc River. If you’re up for more of a hike, continue on the trail to Deer Lake from Sol Duc Falls. At the fork in the trail, turn left and hike up away from the Lover's Lane Trail. The trail steepens and the rocky ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    High Divide and 7 Lakes Basin

    5.0
    19.93 mi / 5056 ft gain
    A day spent plying the trails of the High Divide in Olympic National Park changes an outdoorsman. This moderate to strenuous loop boasts the best views on the peninsula, a chance to see foraging black bears and abundant deer, stunning waterfalls and marvelous old growth forests. By the time you f...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

    4.0
    5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop: Get an early start. There is a decent amount of parking available at ...
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