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Sooke Potholes

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Address: Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.

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Great trail to walk or bike.

An easy trail that follows the river. Beautiful vistas of the river and rapids, surrounded by moss covered trees. Galloping goose trail is also in this area. A nice outing for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy trail that follows the river. Beautiful vistas of the river and rapids, surrounded by moss covered trees. Galloping goose trail is also in this area. A nice outing for all levels of fitness.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique swim spot. Fun for the family. It can be a bit crowded on hot days but it is a beautiful spot to spend a day.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

It was a pretty place with a lot of water moving through. Also a pretty falls on the drive up. Be sure to stay in the designated viewing areas.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoyed our short hike to the Sooke Potholes on the Sooke River. It was very scenic and we wished that we had had more time!

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Visitor and locals love this place especially in the summer. Lovely trails meander through the forests. The sound of the cool refreshing water is ever present. The potholes are spectacular.

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Sooke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Short drive off Hwy 14 to a very scenic area and good area for day hikes, photography, picnics and relaxing. Suitable area for parking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little place! I like that there are some bigger campsites for trailers but wish there were more. it's kept quieter, and is close to the water. I think wood was a bit pricey and there was an issue with wasps, but overall we enjoyed our stay.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is beautiful park, almost think it's the hidden "jem" of the Sooke area. Easy drive with lot's of vehicle parking at this time of the year. Once you park your vehicle, it's downward / safe walk to the view points, however it's well worth anyones time to take in the sites & sounds. Even on a rainy day!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Even in the pouring rain, it is worth having a wander around the area. There are several trails, which seem not very technical. The lookout is worth viewing from. Just before reaching the potholes you can also hike around an area where the salmon are working hard to swim up the river to spawn. It is a little sad to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful place! Rugged, gorgeous area. We didn't know abou this place, a friend of ours that worked years ago in Sooke in the RCMP told us to check it out. A Must see!

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