Jocelyn Hill via McKenzie Bight

Jocelyn Hill via McKenzie Bight

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Jocelyn Hill via McKenzie Bight - Comments

4.75 out of 5 - 4 reviews

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Michael from Victoria writes:

I have hiked this trail 4 or 5 times in the last few years and it remains one of my favourites. Definitively makes for a great workout and is rarely busy especially towards the Jocelyn Hill end.

Most of the area that the trail passes through appears to have been logged in the 1940s and 1950s. Forest has come back very nicely and is slowly recovering. A scattering of old Douglas-fir trees left behind back then really gives a glimpse of what this forest used to look like and with time will once again. A real gem for all to use and enjoy.

Posted: January 25, 2020 01:28:29 PM PST

Taavi's Babcock from Victoria writes:

Great hike, but long, Squally Reach viewpoint us gorgeous as is the view from Jocelyn summit..the trail from Caleb Pike is more scenic as it follows the ridge along Finlayson Inlet with amazing views all along! Probably our favorite hike!

Posted: June 13, 2017 04:37:34 PM PST

Ben from victoria writes:

my wife and I have hike the whole thing stem to sturn a few x. what has not been written a lot about is the water falls in the rainy season at the bottom of the steep hill which at the top of is the main parking lot (expanded!) just off Durrance Lake road.
All good and recommended!
not for casual day hikers especially the entire 10+ k!
be prepared and don't try it if you tend to get lost!

Posted: January 18, 2017 07:06:34 PM PST

Darin from Brentwood Bay writes:

excellent hike and experience. Would do it again but the next time with another person. Doing alone is a bit risky when a torn ligament or injury is possible. steep terrain and uneven ground. Parts of trail recently swept. Trees look stressed. Very dry conditions. I also came across a deer resting at the very top of Jocelyn hill.

Posted: July 6, 2016 05:51:11 PM PST

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