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“nice hike to the narrows”

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Egmont
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The hiking trail to get to the narrows is nice and not too difficult, the length is about 6km total I assume. (might be less, I am not as good with distance)

If you have time, read the tide charts to see when it is best to visit them. We only had a half day and not much choice, the pictures we saw were more intense,... so we got there at a lower tide and didn't see as much. Still, the hike is worth it and the view at the end is gorgeous.

1  Thank Jesena
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I have always wanted to be on the ground at the narrows. I had the good fortune of flying over the narrows several times in the '80's, this was my first time seeing them in near full flow all be it without kayakers playing. I guess it was still too early in the season. If you go, having an understanding of the amount of water that passes through these narrow with each tide will add to your appreciation of the majesty of these narrows.
The hike in and out is very moderate, and easily doable with sneakers or day walking shoes. the forest is a good example of second growth BC Coastal forest with numerous examples of old logging.
Well worth the effort.

4  Thank oranya
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

The village of Egmont is quaint and beautiful. The trails heading to the Skookumchuck Narrows are well maintained, and of moderate difficulty. There are some inclines and stairs, as well as some uneven footing. However, when you reach the end the views are scenic, and the rapids are awe-inspiring (especially at Switch tide).

My advice would be to look up when the best rapids are (you can look online) and plan your hike accordingly. However, even if you miss them, the view is still beautiful. There is also a little cafe/bike rental place located on the trail that serves up yummy food and drinks as well.

4  Thank terlaakl88
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is a 4 km walk that starts off nice and easy, but the last 1 to 2 km is a bit rugged. Tree roots, rocks, some narrow pathways, etc., but if you take your time it's well worth it. We're both well over 70 and had no real problems. The rapids and the kayakers doing their thing is great entertainment - and it's all free. Take a lunch and a good camera.

1  Thank BeandBa
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

The short hike to the Skookumchuck Narrows is worth the time. You should time your walk with the tides so you can see the crazy rapids with eddies and whirlpools start to form, then get intense and then dissipate to flat calm. (So cool!) Watching the adrenaline junky kayakers go through it is thrilling.

1  Thank Joanne B
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