The West Coast Trail is the best hike in the world. Right?
But we recommend neighbouring Juan de Fuca Marine Trail precisely because it is not the WCT. 🙂
It was closed until June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. But is NOW OPEN.
Note: The West Coast Trail may stay closed though the 2020 season.
AT A GLANCE
- it’s the West Coast Trail ‘alternative’ that does not cost money nor require a permit
- coastal hike of 47km (29mi) sharing one of the WCT trailheads – Port Renfrew
- no reservations needed
- no quota on number of hikers
- plenty of bears
Click PLAY or watch an August 2012 hike on YouTube. (2min)
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Aug. 2016. Great weather.
Check out out our Juan de Fuca information page.