East Sooke Park is home to west coast wilderness, wildlife and sandy beaches. The regional park extends over 1,435 hectares with a fantastic network of hiking trails crisscrossing, looping and connecting to each other exploring a typical west coast forest complete with moss, lichens, deadfall trees and songbirds.
East Sooke Park trail system extends over 50+ kilometres! It would take days to explore every inch in this park. The hiking trails lead hikers and outdoor enthusiasts into many various forest and bog-like eco systems. On a clear day, some take the high road and take advantage of the views over looking the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Olympic Mountains and some decide to stay down low and explore the bog like conditions beaming with micro organisms and wildlife.
There are others who embrace adventure that are attracted to the park like photographers, scuba divers and naturalists. The naturalists explore the rock outcroppings at low tide when the tidal pools are most exposed. Photogrpahers find a perch high on up waiting for that perfect photo moment. Scuba divers explore the cavernous underwater walls seeking marine life - both plant and fish.
The most popular trail is the waterfront Coast Trail. The route extends along the coastline for 10 kilometres with stops for ocean views at Creyke Point and at the petroglyphs at Alldridge Point. Continue further to Beechey Head and Cabin Point for a photo moment.
Some o the other trails in the area might also tickle your hiking fancy. It is worth the effort looking into hiking the Coppermine Trail, Parkheights Trail and the Anderson Cove Trails if you have the time.
The trails have shelters on the route and picnic tables. At the main parking lot there is a shelter, a picnic area and washrooms.