Hiking around Sooke
The best known of all hikes on the island is the very well-known West Coast Trail (Pacific Rim), which runs for 48 miles (77 km) along the west coast of Vancouver Island, and lies within the southern boundaries of the Pacific Rim National Park. This 7 to 10-day adventure trek draws hikers from all over the world.
Two of the best easy to intermediate trail systems that can be done in a day or two are the East Sooke Trail and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail offers scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Most of the trail is designed for strenuous day or multi-day hiking in this rugged and isolated area. Some easy to moderate day hiking opportunities to the beach or along the trail are available stating from the trail heads at China Beach, Mystic Beach, Sombrio Beach, Parkinson Creek, and Botanical Beach.