Victoria Hiking Trails RatingMount Tolmie is another beautiful, easily accessed mountain in Victoria with 360 degree ocean and city views.  On a clear day you can spot Mount Baker far off in the distance in the US.  There are some short trails, several picnic tables with million dollar views, and a huge, flat topped water reservoir to walk on.  The trails are very short and the park is almost entirely visited by car. 

  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProWonderful 360 views!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProConvenient, drive to viewpoint
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProVantage point to UVic
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProLots of nice picnic tables
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProSome short trails with views
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProIn a beautiful part of Victoria
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProSit in your car & still have a view!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProSmall mountain with a big view!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProVery dog friendly fields to run in
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking ConSometimes gets quite busy

Victoria Hiking Trails

  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailAvatar Grove  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailBear Hill  Easy Hiking TrailEast Sooke Park  Victoria Hiking TrailElk/Beaver Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailEsquimalt Lagoon  Easy Pay Hiking Trail VictoriaFort Rodd Hill  Easy Hiking TrailFrancis/King  Victoria Hiking TrailGalloping Goose  Easy Hiking TrailGoldstream Park  Easy Hiking TrailGowlland Tod  Easy Hiking TrailGrass Lake  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJohn Dean Park  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJuan de Fuca Trail  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailLone Tree Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMill Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMount Douglas  Easy Hiking TrailMount Tolmie  Easy Hiking TrailSooke Potholes  Victoria Hiking TrailSpectacle Lake  Easy Hiking TrailThetis Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailWitty's Lagoon

The West Coast Trail

  Day 1 Pachena to Darling  Day 2 Darling to Tsusiat  Day 3 Tsusiat to Carmanah  Day 4 Carmanah to Walbran  Day 5 Walbran to Cullite  Day 6 Cullite to Camper  Day 7 Camper to Thrasher  CampsiteMichigan Creek at 12k  CampsiteDarling River at 14k  CampsiteOrange Juice Creek at 15k  CampsiteTsocowis Creek at 16.5k  CampsiteKlanawa River at 23k CampsiteTsusiat Falls at 25k  CampsiteCribs Creek at 42k  CampsiteCarmanah Creek at 46k  CampsiteBonilla Creek at 48k  CampsiteWalbran Creek at 53k  CampsiteCullite Cove at 58k  CampsiteCamper Bay at 62k  CampsiteThrasher Cove at 70k

Few places in Victoria offer such an effortless access to such a gorgeous vantage point over this beautiful city.  Mount Tolmie's location, beside the University of Victoria and not far from Beach Drive, make it an essential stop on any driving or biking tour along the coast.  This gorgeous coastal driving/biking route around Victoria effectively begins at the Inner Harbour if you drive along Belleville St past the Parliament Buildings to Dallas Road.  At Dallas Road you can follow the southern tip of Vancouver Island for several kilometres.  Continuing along the oceanfront route on Dallas Road you will pass through Beacon Hill Park on your left(ocean on your right).  Dallas Road follows the coast for a couple more kilometres then connects with Beach Drive.  Beach Drive continues with almost constant ocean views and through upscale neighbourhoods before ending near Mount Tolmie and the University of Victoria.  You can then retrace your route to the Inner Harbour, or take a short cut through UVic, or continue along the east coast of the island, though the ocean views are limited to the occasional parks along.

Mount Tolmie Park Map

Mount Tolmie View

Mount Tolmie Directions Map

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Victoria Hiking Trails

  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailAvatar Grove  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailBear Hill  Easy Hiking TrailEast Sooke Park  Victoria Hiking TrailElk/Beaver Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailEsquimalt Lagoon  Easy Pay Hiking Trail VictoriaFort Rodd Hill  Easy Hiking TrailFrancis/King  Victoria Hiking TrailGalloping Goose  Easy Hiking TrailGoldstream Park  Easy Hiking TrailGowlland Tod  Easy Hiking TrailGrass Lake  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJohn Dean Park  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJuan de Fuca Trail  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailLone Tree Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMill Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMount Douglas  Easy Hiking TrailMount Tolmie  Easy Hiking TrailSooke Potholes  Victoria Hiking TrailSpectacle Lake  Easy Hiking TrailThetis Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailWitty's Lagoon

The West Coast Trail

  Day 1 Pachena to Darling  Day 2 Darling to Tsusiat  Day 3 Tsusiat to Carmanah  Day 4 Carmanah to Walbran  Day 5 Walbran to Cullite  Day 6 Cullite to Camper  Day 7 Camper to Thrasher  CampsiteMichigan Creek at 12k  CampsiteDarling River at 14k  CampsiteOrange Juice Creek at 15k  CampsiteTsocowis Creek at 16.5k  CampsiteKlanawa River at 23k CampsiteTsusiat Falls at 25k  CampsiteCribs Creek at 42k  CampsiteCarmanah Creek at 46k  CampsiteBonilla Creek at 48k  CampsiteWalbran Creek at 53k  CampsiteCullite Cove at 58k  CampsiteCamper Bay at 62k  CampsiteThrasher Cove at 70k

Clayoquot Hiking Trails

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Victoria Hiking Trails

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The West Coast Trail

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