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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
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails E-Bike
      8
      Trails Horse
      4
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      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
      130
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      1,407

      Photos of Sooke Hills Wilderness Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridge Trail
      84 |
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 11:43pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      trail: Ridge Trail
      65 |
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 11:42pm
      Mar 21, 2022
      36 |
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Aug 28, 2021
      35 |
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Aug 28, 2021
      trail: Ridge Trail
      83 |
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      99 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:38pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      115 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      92 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Mar 18, 2020

      Videos of Sooke Hills Wilderness Mountain Bike

      160702 Sooke Ridge Trail1
      7:02 | 497 | Jan 20, 2017
      160702 Sooke Ridge Trail
      6:43 | 109 | Jan 20, 2017
      Ridge Trail Sooke Hills
      4:37 | 127 | Oct 21, 2016
      Stormy day in the Sooke Hills
      0:58 | 83 | Oct 21, 2016
      The Ridge trail
      2:57 | 313 | Sep 26, 2016
      RIDGE RIDE
      7:36 | 181 | Sep 5, 2016
      160730 Terra Nova
      8:45 | 1333 | Aug 1, 2016
      The Ridge Trail - Sooke
      2:03 | 1266 | Jul 3, 2018 , Sooke

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Veitch Creek Trail (Lower)
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 2:20am
      Sep 8, 2023
      DryHike Stasher CTSS
      Water Board Access Road
      Mar 27, 2023 @ 9:11pm
      Mar 27, 2023
      IdealClear and mostly dry.wpechie
      Ridge Access Trail
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Oct 9, 2022
      Very DryE-Bike Dry but good 2 ride !! Caution ⚠️Krs187r
      Sooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 11:07am
      Jul 6, 2022
      VariableA few puddles, as expected seeings how...wpechie
      Sooke Hill Wilderness Connector
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 4:08pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      DryHandful of trees down still. Most of them...lostlunchbox
      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
      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
      PatrickiRPldwcommenttrailactivity #46891378
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 8:50pm
      Dec 2, 2023
      MtbSince84wishlistregionactivity #46167513
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 6:52pm
      Nov 10, 2023
      zacelikwishlistregionactivity #45404731
      Oct 19, 2023 @ 7:13am
      Oct 19, 2023
      nzSaGxwishlistregionactivity #45047497
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 9:21am
      Oct 9, 2023
      Stasheraddreportactivity #43912277 and 1 more
      Sep 9, 2023 @ 8:56am
      Sep 9, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      PatrickiRPldwtrailSooke Hill Wilderness ConnectorThough I would avoid doing this in the winter,...
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 8:50pm
      Dec 2, 2023
      AJFlegeltrailGrass Lake TrailThis is not a bike trail! I spent more time...
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 10:21pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      lostlunchboxtrailSooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)There's a bypass trail for the first two creek...
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 9:27pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      TheronshawtrailSooke Mountain Park Road (Upper)Creeks running high enough that crossings are...
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      CalpaughtrailSooke Hill Wilderness ConnectorDefinitely a trail to avoid for now. More than...
      May 21, 2021 @ 1:27pm
      May 21, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Harbourview 4 11 32.8 km
      Langford Gravity Zone 5 8 7 25.7 km
      Skirt Mountain 9 46.2 km
      Malahat Ridge6.4 km
      Bear Mountain 8 1 36.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike916 miles1,988 ft6 miles1,398 ft
      #7,860#3181913043
      E-Bike814 miles1,932 ft6 miles1,398 ft
      #3,249#13721227
      Horse47 miles1,398 ft4 miles1,302 ft
      #679#3031
      Hike2433 miles3,799 ft10 miles2,136 ft
      #5,979#270130307
      Trail Running2433 miles3,799 ft10 miles2,136 ft
      #5,984#265130141
      • By Dubnyk TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: Dubnyk, CRD-Parks, SBC
      • #43785 - 3,632 views

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