Hike to Jug Island



3.4 miles

Elevation Gain

328 ft

Route Type


Added by Niki Pike

This is an easy and short hike to the beach that should take about 2 hours. It can be completed by the entire family (including your dog!).

Park your car at the Belcarra Regional Parking Lot and head into the forest. There will be a trail marker beside the playground. Walk about 5 mins along this trail and cross the road. There will be two trails - take the one on the left and follow this trail uphill.

The trail is very well marked as it makes it way uphill and through the forest. The beginning of the hike is a bit steep by easily managed by all members of the family since the trail is in great condition.

Follow the trail until you reach a junction, and go right (there will be a sign to Jug Island) Keep following this as it winds it way up the mountain and will give you a view of Bedwell Bay below.

Continue on a short flat section before you reach the steep section that will lead you to the beach. There is an outhouse right before the beach.

Once there, find a nice spot to sit and relax. This beach is often used by kayakers and people on Stand up paddle boards.

Once you are done enjoying the view head back and retrace you steps to the car.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole



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