East Sooke Regional Park
West Coast wilderness awaits you at East Sooke Regional Park. Experience it as you hike along the windswept rocky coast, over dry hilltops, through dark rainforest to sheltered coves. Featuring 50 kilometres of trails through forest, marsh and field. Challenging 10 kilometre Coast Trail, pocket beaches, rocky bays, tide pools for exploring and scuba diving and spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains.
Begin your exploration at one of three entry points:
Aylard Farm is popular with picnickers, and those looking for easy excursions. A 5-minute walk through open fields leads to a pocket beach where you can discover intertidal life, or watch river otters scurrying across the sand. Trails head inland to hilltop views, or along the rugged Coast Trail.
Anderson Cove, on the Sooke Basin, is the starting point for hikers heading to Babbington Hill and Mount Maguire. On these hilltops, bald eagles, turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks join you for sweeping views of the Olympic Peninsula.
Pike Road is the most westerly access to the park, and to the Coast Trail. An old logging road winds through forest to meadow and beach. Here, at low tide, look for periwinkles, goose-neck barnacles and purple sea stars... but do not remove!
source: CRD Parks