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Juan De Fuca Marine Trail

The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is designed as a wilderness hiking trail. Hiking conditions are always changing and hikers should obtain up-to-date information before proceeding on a hike by checking the trailhead information shelters. There will be ongoing constructions and upgrading of the trail for a number of years.

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Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Port Renfrew, BC, Canada
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The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is designed as a wilderness hiking trail. Hiking conditions are always changing and hikers should obtain up-to-date information before proceeding on a hike by checking the trailhead information shelters. There will be ongoing constructions and upgrading of the trail for a number of years.

There are four trailheads to the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail at Juan de Fuca East (China Beach), Sombrio Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach. Day and multi-day hiking trips can begin at any of these trailheads, which also offer many day-use opportunities.

Hikers are advised to leave a plan of their trip, including which trail they are hiking, and arrival and departure times with a friend or relative.

Bear-proof food caches are available at the Little Kuitsche Creek and Payzant Creek campsites. At other locations it may be necessary for visitors to rig their own food cache. Cache food out of reach of animals. Plan to pack out what you pack in. Do not put garbage in pit toilets – it attracts bears.

Some sections of the trail are impassable at high tide. Check maps posted at each trailhead for location. Tide tables are posted at trailheads and available at local bookstores. Use Canadian Tide Tables “Port Renfrew” section. Remember to use the PDT (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) for tidal times during March to November as Daylight Savings Time is in effect. Visitors should reference the Fisheries and Oceans tide table for Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Beach Cut-Offs: Watch for orange balls as you hike, they mark an exit from the beach to the trail. Beaches may be cut off from the trail during high tides and storms.

Weather: Trail conditions may change quickly depending on the weather. Be prepared for muddy and wet sections. Creeks may be difficult to cross after heavy rains.

Proper Equipment: Be prepared with appropriate outerwear and footwear for wet weather, foggy and slippery conditions. Carry adequate supplies to allow for an emergency one day or multi-day hikes.

A small cabin located halfway through Kilometre twenty is available for emergency use only.

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