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      The Sooke Hills Wilderness is a large semi-backcountry wilderness area located between the municipalities of Sooke and Langford. The region includes the Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park, Sooke Mountain Provincial Park and the Sea to Sea Regional Park (lakes section).

      Trails in this region are generally unmarked and unmaintained and are very different to those located on and around Mt Manuel Quimper in the Harbourview area. Fallen trees, unbridged stream crossings, wildlife and other natural hazards are to be expected. There is little or no cell phone coverage in most of the region, and as such all trail users should prepare accordingly.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Manager: Capital Regional District, BC Parks
      Parking Lot google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 20, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      3,799 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,134 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,197 ft
      Reports
      123
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      690

      Photos of Sooke Hills Wilderness Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridge Trail
      27 |
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 11:43pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      trail: Ridge Trail
      21 |
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 11:42pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      14 |
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Aug 28, 2021
      15 |
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Aug 28, 2021
      trail: Ridge Trail
      44 |
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      63 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:38pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      83 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      61 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Mar 18, 2020

      Videos of Sooke Hills Wilderness Mountain Bike

      160702 Sooke Ridge Trail1
      7:02 | 480 | Jan 20, 2017
      160702 Sooke Ridge Trail
      6:43 | 106 | Jan 20, 2017
      Ridge Trail Sooke Hills
      4:37 | 124 | Oct 21, 2016
      Stormy day in the Sooke Hills
      0:58 | 79 | Oct 21, 2016
      The Ridge trail
      2:57 | 302 | Sep 26, 2016
      RIDGE RIDE
      7:36 | 170 | Sep 5, 2016
      160730 Terra Nova
      8:45 | 1283 | Aug 1, 2016
      The Ridge Trail - Sooke
      2:03 | 1121 | Jul 3, 2018 , Sooke

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Ridge Access Trail
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 9:09am
      Apr 2, 2022
      VariableThe trail is mostly clear. Almost no...dmitrim
      Ridge Trail
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 9:09am
      Apr 2, 2022
      VariableMostly good. Very gnarly is sections.dmitrim
      Veitch Creek Trail (Lower)
      Feb 23, 2022 @ 8:40pm
      Feb 23, 2022
      Ideal As dry as I've ever seen it. Ground was...Dubnyk TRAILFORKS
      Sooke Hill Wilderness Connector
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 4:08pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      DryHandful of trees down still. Most of them...lostlunchbox
      Sooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 9:55am
      Oct 3, 2021
      Idealadenhoff
      Terra Nova (Shepherd Creek Trail)
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Aug 27, 2021
      IdealEven the little bit of rain we got made a...b0bg
      Veitch Creek Trail (Upper)
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Aug 27, 2021
      IdealEven the little bit of rain we got made a...b0bg
      Water Board Access Road
      Mar 11, 2021 @ 9:04am
      Mar 11, 2021
      IdealPenny1980
      Todd Creek Trail
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 6:32pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      VariableSucks balls. A hiking trail and not a...mdtsports
      Grass Lake Trail
      May 31, 2020 @ 6:44am
      May 31, 2020
      DryTrail Running Very rocky in parts, walking a bike...Gein

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2043469dmitrimaddreportRidge Access Trail and 1 more
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      user #1302431swhiteyaddphoto in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and 1 more
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 11:42pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      user #1302431swhiteyaddreportRidge Trail
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 5:55pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      user #1555814DubnykaddreportVeitch Creek Trail (Lower)
      Feb 23, 2022 @ 8:41pm
      Feb 23, 2022
      user #1573185Penny1980addreportRidge Trail
      Feb 14, 2022 @ 6:40am
      Feb 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #553721lostlunchboxtrailSooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)There's a bypass trail for the first two creek...
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 9:27pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #1897406TheronshawtrailSooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)Creeks running high enough that crossings are...
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #1949587CalpaughtrailSooke Hill Wilderness ConnectorDefinitely a trail to avoid for now. More than...
      May 21, 2021 @ 1:27pm
      May 21, 2021
      user #1653638Biggy2004reportRidge Access TrailHuge amount of trees down as of January 22, 2020
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 8:45pm
      Jan 24, 2021
      user #481070GBangShreddertrailTerra Nova (Shepherd Creek Trail)Well cleared and nice access from the new...
      Dec 19, 2020 @ 4:56pm
      Dec 19, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Harbourview 4 12 32.8 km
      Langford Gravity Zone 4 15.7 km
      Skirt Mountain 10 26.2 km
      Malahat Ridge6.4 km
      Bear Mountain 7 1 36.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1118 miles2,936 ft7 miles1,457 ft
      #6,691#2951912322
      E-Bike1016 miles2,877 ft7 miles1,457 ft
      #2,528#1161153
      Hike2233 miles3,799 ft10 miles2,136 ft
      #5,807#278123136
      Trail Running2233 miles3,799 ft10 miles2,136 ft
      #5,817#27412346
      Horse47 miles1,398 ft4 miles1,302 ft
      #763#3250
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      • Admins: Dubnyk, SBC
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      • sooke hills wilderness activity log | embed map of Sooke Hills Wilderness mountain bike trails | sooke hills wilderness mountain biking points of interest

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