Click around to discover highlights. width:153px; font-weight:bold; -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; border-top-left-radius:0px; .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { Ride any of Kerr Scott’s trails and it won’t take you long to figure out what they’re known for – bermed turns. Day 1 WEST COAST DAY HIKE. -webkit-border-top-left-radius:0px; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); Get excited for mud! The Cape Scott Trail is located in the Cape Scott Provincial Park; it is a rugged, remote area where hurricane-force winds and rains can occur at any time of the year. Once you reach the parking lot, the trail to San Josef Bay is a family friendly 2.5 kilometres from the trailhead, taking about 45 minutes one way. I've had my share of difficult hikes but my feet were burning at the end. top:1px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright:0px; width:153px; The maps also show roads that access the Trail (including gated roads) and campsites. Navigating Trails and Roads. Nissen is lovely and chill if you don't mind an extra-long day trip to the lighthouse (23+ km compared to 15ish from Nels), but be warned the water source is almost 1 km down the beach. The trail runs along the northern end of Vancouver Island spanning Cape Scott Provincial Park. font-size:15px; Hey Guys, On Saturday the 8th of July, I finished hiking the Cape Scott trail with my wife, our friend, and our friend's mother. background-color:#c62d1f; For most hikers, the basic Cape Scott Provincial Park map is all you’ll need. You need at least 5 - 7 days to experience all that the Cape Scott trail has to offer. -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; font-family:Georgia; Quiter than Nels Bight and absolutely beautiful. -moz-border-radius-topright:0px; We brought a water filter and aqua tabs which seemed to do the trick, colour always looks a bit dark. .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { Nels Bight and Cape Scott are nice but I don’t think it’s worth the incredible distance. You can pan around the image and zoom in and out (use +/- buttons or a scroll wheel) as desired. color:#ffffff !important; Wild Coast Publishing's North Coast Trail map brings that trail to life, as well as an incredible marine adventure route -- the Cape Scott Marine Trail.. • signage is terrific on the Cape Scott Trail, but minimal on the new NCT. Located within the West Barnstable Conservation area, it’s a 21-mile network of twisty rolling singletrack, complete with big ring downhills and short, technical climbs. background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); } We went Labour long weekend and were blessed with 20 degree weather and sun, still lots of mud so be prepared for wet feet. It can be traversed east to west from Shushartie Bay to the eastern end of Nissen Bight or in reverse from west to east. A day hike or overnight camping at San Josef Bay (3-4km from the parking lot) is an easy hike and over a well-groomed gravel trail. display:inline-block; The VI Trail is currently more t… -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:0px; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); North Coast Trail describes coastal hiking routes in Cape Scott Provincial Park at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, BC. background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); .emd_dl_red_darker { text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; Each year, thousands of backpackers and nature lovers head to the northern limits of Vancouver Island, bound for the jewel of the region: Cape Scott Provincial Park and the recently completed North Coast Trail. -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:0px; No I didn’t have gaters or poles or big clunky boots! filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#f24537', endColorstr='#c62d1f'); background-color:#f24537; Western Nova Scotia (5.9 mb pdf) Central Nova Scotia (6.5 mb pdf) Eastern Nova Scotia (6.4 mb pdf) Cape Breton Island (3.6 mb pdf) In order to legally use a designated trail, snowmobilers must purchase a Trail Permit from SANS to affix to their snow vehicles. text-indent:0; font-weight:bold; background-color:#f24537; The only parking lot is located in the southeast corner of the park, providing easy access to Cape Scott and San Josef Bay trailheads. line-height:41px; text-decoration:none; For years Cape Scott has been a secret for many who backpack in BC, Canada - often hidden in the shadows of the West Coast Trail. background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #c62d1f), color-stop(1, #f24537) ); In 2008 the new North Coast Trail was opened along the northern coast of Vancouver Island, a total of 46 km from Port Hardy to the park. -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; font-family:Georgia; Traversing both ancient and working forests, and wild coasts, while joining Island communities, the Trail in its entirety will be a 2-3 month-long journey. Yet, when combined with a round trip to/from the Cape Scott Ligthouse, and the trip south to the San Josef staging area, the trip totals nearly 80 km. height:41px; Soon after the wettest and worst is over, the trail starts winding through old growth forest. font-weight:bold; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#f24537', endColorstr='#c62d1f'); WEAR WATERPROOF BOOTS or you'll be sorry! text-decoration:none; box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Pick up time: 1 p.m. For detailed information about booking the North Coast Trail Shuttle, please contact us by phone or email. Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometers from Victoria. MAP & DOWNLOAD. top:1px; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#f24537', endColorstr='#c62d1f'); How to Get to Cape Scott Provincial Park and The North Coast Trail text-decoration:none; As you will see in the map legends,the maps indicate completed trail sections in green, sections of the route using roads in yellow, proposed/projected sections of trail in olive green, and sections over water in blue. Cape Scott Park & The North Coast Trail Parking Lot Ranger Yurt Ranger Station Boat Launch Campsite Cable Car Lighthouse San Josef Trail Cape Scott Trail North Coast Trail Park Boundary e CCaCapee Sutuil Caapeppee SScS otttt n R e i v e r WilWllialm LLakLakke BriBrnk Lakakke EriEr c Lake i t i r TRATRTRATRAILIILLLHELHHEHEADD a c Q u e e n C h a r CAPPE SCOOTT PARRK … border:1px solid #d02718; The trail becomes progressively easier in the east to west direction. Second beach is 1km to the west (right when facing ocean). 10 passenger Chevy van will pick you up from the Cape Scott Parking lot when your hike is complete. filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#c62d1f', endColorstr='#f24537'); Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometers from Victoria. -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; There are several shorter trails that split off from the main trail. text-decoration:none; The North Coast Trail is a 43.1 km extension to the original Cape Scott trail. Saw a HUGE bear at Guise and another group saw a pack of wolves near Fisherman's River - a big thank you to the kind hikers who stuck with me for safety. Go to Wild Coast Magazine or John Baldwin.ca online for a great map and description of the Cape Scott North Coast Trail . I loved it here! background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #c62d1f), color-stop(1, #f24537) ); text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; .emd_dl_red_darker { line-height:41px; Regardless it's so worth it. We got to the covered picnic area at the trail head, changed into dry clothes, and left. National Topographic Series maps, scale 1:50,000, Index No. Cape Scott Trail is a 29.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Waddington B, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. fullscreen. Lots of water and downed trees. font-style:normal; -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; width:153px; Short 1 hour long hike on the 2nd day to Cape Scott light house where you'll meet the quirky and friendly coast guard/light house keeper Todd. box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; The North Coast Trail Shuttle, which offers boat transfers to Shushartie Bay and pick up from the Cape Scott Trailhead operates May 1 to Sept 15. -moz-border-radius-topright:0px; text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; Click the links below for section descriptions and current status of various sections of the VI Trail, to download GPS tracks, and to view the GPS tracks. position:relative; The lot is about 64 kilometres west of Port Hardy, and can be reached by car through a combination of public highways and private, active logging roads. box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; I would just go to San Jo bay which is much shorter and has the beautiful rock stacks. Fresh filtered water at the light house. Cape Scott Park is known for its juxtaposition of pristine coastal landscape with dense old-growth rainforest. Do you like mud? -moz-border-radius-bottomleft:0px; line-height:41px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius:0px; border-bottom-left-radius:0px; The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until September. text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); -webkit-border-top-left-radius:0px; The distance by car from Holberg to the Park is about 16 km. If you don’t want to hike the Cape Scott trail, but would like a excellent day adventure from the Port Hard area, this is a most worthy destination for the day. font-size:15px; The trail from the parking lot to Nels Bight and beyond to Cape Scott is fairly easy and fairly flat, though muddy year-round in spots. Cape Scott Park website: www.capescottpark.com San Josef Bay Trail – 5 km round trip, out and back Cape Scott Trail – 15 km one way, plenty of camping options North Coast Trail – 58 km one way, start at the Cape Scott Trailhead or Shushartie Bay Raft Cove – 4 km round trip, out and back, beachfront camping available border-top-right-radius:0px; }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { color:#ffffff !important; Hikers should be properly equipped and familiar with wilderness travel; be prepared for extreme conditions. As you will see in the map legends, the maps indicate completed trail sections in green, sections of the route using roads in yellow, proposed/projected sections of trail in olive green, and sections over water in blue. The trail becomes progressively easier in the east to west direction. I just hiked to Nissen bight/Fisherman bay yesterday solo and it was a blast. text-align:center; -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; border-top-right-radius:0px; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); I did the north coast trail including cape Scott in the summer, I really enjoyed it. -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:0px; position:relative; -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; The trail sections (various colors) correspond to the 7 sections available as downloadable topographic maps earlier on this page (the red download buttons). -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:0px; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); For a truly unique west coast experience, head past the community of Holberg, accessed by gravel logging road from Port Hardy. display:inline-block; background-color:#c62d1f; The Cape Scott Trail is an unforgettable 47km journey to the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island and back. font-weight:bold; Hikers prepared to get their feet wet will find their efforts rewarded in a number of remarkable and unique ways. Made for nice fast fun trip. Most hikers are working off the $10 Wild Coast Map • when the NCT was built, the signage was combined with the Cape Scott Trail for consistency. border:1px solid #d02718; Food cache and outhouses(with toilet paper) are available at most campsites. Stretch your legs before this one. top:1px; background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #f24537), color-stop(1, #c62d1f) ); -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; These maps are available from most map retailers in British Columbia. This stretch offers ample opportunities for wildlife sightings. 102, Sheets i/9 and i/16 cover the Cape Scott area. background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); font-style:normal; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft:0px; 3:50 from nissen. border-bottom-right-radius:0px; The maps also show roads that access the Trail (including gated roads) and campsites. font-size:15px; display:inline-block; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); The team drank lots of water at camp and during rest periods. -moz-border-radius-bottomright:0px; text-align:center; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft:0px; border-bottom-left-radius:0px; }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { Expect mud the entire length of the trail except the hill up to the lighthouse. -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; It begins in Shushartie Bay and concludes (officially) at Nissen Bight. background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #f24537), color-stop(1, #c62d1f) ); border-top-left-radius:0px; }, Download Map 3 -moz-border-radius-topright:0px; Gaiters looked helpful. background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #c62d1f 5%, #f24537 100% ); -moz-border-radius-topright:0px; A good map to carry is NTS # 1021/09 and hydrographic chart # 3624 (Cape Cook to Cape Scott). Challenging hike, laden with with insatiable beauty. The 7 mapsheets can be downloaded as pdf’s, as follows: Download Map 1 Do you like puddles so wide and deep they could be classified as lakes? line-height:41px; I thought I hated this hike and now I can't wait to go back! -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Features: text-align:center; }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { Itinerary Travel to Vancouver Island North. .emd_dl_red_darker { border-top-right-radius:0px; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft:0px; background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #c62d1f), color-stop(1, #f24537) ); water source are fine a little brown but after running through sawyer filter tasted great! The Cape Scott Trail is a classic trek for beginners and intermediates alike. Hikers will venture into the rainforests, marshlands, and along wide stretches of abandoned beaches to experience the remote beauty of the park. Detailed Large scale map of Cape Scott Provincial Park with San Josef Bay, San Josef Heritage park Private campground, Western Forest products campground. height:41px; 3rd day and our hike back we beat our record at 5.5 hours. Sheets 1/9 and 1/16, cover the Cape Scott area. }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { NOTICEBOARD. Detailed planning and location of the trail along the remainder of the route is now progressing following completion of a memorandum of understanding that reflects the co-operative working relationship between VITA and Mosaic Forest Management, the timberland manager for both TimberWest and Island Timberlands. -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:0px; position:relative; After hiking for 3 hours in the rain, we were soaked. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/san-josef-bay } } font-size:15px; About the North Coast Trail: The North Coast Trail is a 43.1-km extension to the Cape Scott Trail that officially opened in May 2008. .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { border-top-left-radius:0px; .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#f24537', endColorstr='#c62d1f'); Only saw 1 bear from a distance, bring bear spray. There are three main trail networks: Dark Mountain, Overmountain Victory Trail, and Warrior Creek. background-color:#c62d1f; border-top-right-radius:0px; The satellite imagery is high resolution. box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Of the available map options, the OCM-Landscape map is probably the most useful (it includes contours – quite detailed if you zoom in). background-color:#f24537; height:41px; border-bottom-right-radius:0px; These are all up-dated as of July, 2020. A signature recreation destination in Canada, the Vancouver Island Trail will span more than 770 km from Victoria to Cape Scott. I have an older version of this map and it has some good info about history and points of interest. font-size:15px; Be sure to wear good hiking footwear and take care of the blisters at the first sign of them. Cape Scott Park offers some of the best hikes on Vancouver Island, BC. border-bottom-left-radius:0px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright:0px; border:1px solid #d02718; The Cape Scott Trail systems and North Coast Trails are remote and require solid trip planning. Do you enjoy getting sand in every nook and cranny? text-align:center; height:41px; background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #c62d1f), color-stop(1, #f24537) ); Cape Scott Trail is a 48.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Waddington B, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. border:1px solid #d02718; Detailed map of Cape Scott Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. MrPortsider 2012 – Wolf pesters Bear North Coast Trail. From the park’s main parking lot, historic trails traverse the upland areas in two directions, either north to Cape Scott or southwest to San Josef Bay. text-indent:0; This network’s best attribute is the variety of terrain one can encounter in any given ride. display:inline-block; -moz-border-radius-topleft:0px; Mikecyclone 2012 – HIKING THE NORTH COAST TRAIL. background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #c62d1f), color-stop(1, #f24537) ); A VITA volunteer – Alan Philip of Duncan – has compiled a series of 7 topographic maps that cover the entire Trail from Victoria to Cape Scott. Wild Coast Publishing's North Coast Trail map brings that trail to life, as well as an incredible marine adventure route -- the Cape Scott Marine Trail.. This route is very challenging, and not recommended for beginners. height:41px; border-bottom-right-radius:0px; background-color:#f24537; text-align:center; position:relative; It's approximately an 18 kilometer, 5 or 6 hour hike, from the trailhead to Nels Bight. Great Hike went with Wife and 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter. border-top-left-radius:0px; background-color:#f24537; Sun protection in the form of sunscreen and hats, as well as breaks in the shade, helped keep heat … -moz-border-radius-bottomright:0px; border-top-right-radius:0px; Water sources are all creek based. font-family:Georgia; text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; }, Download Map 6 Yeah there was mud and swamps, bears and wolves, but they don’t want anything to do with us. background-color:#c62d1f; About the North Coast Trail: The North Coast Trail is a 43.1-km extension to the Cape Scott Trail that officially opened in May 2008. border:1px solid #d02718; Trails:The 24 km trail traverses this wilderness park to the tip of Cape Scott. }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { width:153px; If so, go to Cape Scott and fill your boots (literally)! position:relative; Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. -moz-border-radius-topleft:0px; Cape Scott Provincial Park is a remote backpacking adventure located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. } }, Download Map 5 -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Established in 1973 and named after the site of a lighthouse that has guided mariners since 1960, Cape Scott Provincial Park is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches. width:153px; Camping fees apply for all overnight camping. It can be traversed east to west from Shushartie Bay to the eastern end of Nissen Bight or in reverse from west to east. The maps provided below are current for the 2013-14 season. Most riders park at any of the main trailheads for the shorter rides, or set up a shuttle to incorporate more trails. Follow the trail for another kilometer until you reach a fork; turn right, soon after you will cross a bridge that brings you within view of a part of the beach. }.emd_dl_red_darker:active { The logging road to the trail head is a bit rough to, but if taken slowly any car can do it. Lots of wool. If you’re hiking the North Coast Trail or want a more detailed map, pick up a copy of the North Coast Trail Waterproof Map (which includes the Cape Scott Trail). text-indent:0; background:-moz-linear-gradient( center top, #f24537 5%, #c62d1f 100% ); A VITA volunteer – Alan Philip of Cowichan – has recently completed (July, 2019) the compilation of a series of 7 topographic mapsthat cover the entire Trail from Victoria to Cape Scott. text-align:center; The trail is level and well maintained. A good map to carry is NTS # 1021/09 and hydrographic chart # 3624 (Cape Cook to Cape Scott). .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { font-style:normal; color:#ffffff !important; Located just off Port Hardy, BC, we are easily accessible by plane or car. Not just for long distance hikers, day hikers will enjoy many access points. Jul 18, 2017. The route may be problematic at times but it is almost never boring. Zoom in and out as you wish – there is lots of detail on these high resolution images. The trailhead for San Josef Bay and Cape Scott is located 64 kilometres west of Port Hardy and can be reached by active logging Roads. Great resources have been created for those wishing to navigate the trails and back roads on the North Island: Western Forest Products now has the WFP Road Info Map and when used with Avenza Maps on your Smart Phone the map is geo-referenced text-decoration:none; The main challenges to avoid this week included heat exhaustion and dehydration, especially when hiking the long beach sections. Cape Scott Provincial Park is located about 563 kilometres from Victoria. text-decoration:none; Oh bridge is out at the dikes on the way to nels bight..... so turned back and went to Nissen. San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park is a hike-in park at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. border-bottom-right-radius:0px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright:0px; Trails are often muddy. }, Download Map 2 font-weight:bold; color:#ffffff !important; -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:0px; The Trail of Tears (TOT) is one of the most popular riding spots on Cape Cod. -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:0px; The minimum one-way hiking time is about 5 days, but most hikers take 6 to 8 days to complete the trail. text-indent:0; top:1px; border:1px solid #d02718; The hike begins at the Cape Scott Provincial Park parking lot and follows a well-used path for 900 meters, then takes a left turn before heading toward the beach. We had success walking the 18km to Nels bight day one, then day two about 12-13 km to the lighthouse and back where light house staff were very friendly and informative. Whether you are looking for a two-hour scenic trail, a rustic-long weekend adventure on the Cape Scott Trail, or one of the most challenging hikes in Canada on the North Coast Trail, CSP has some of the best trails in Vancouver Island. Makes sense. -moz-border-radius-topleft:0px; Look forward to this hike again next summer. font-family:Georgia; }, Download Map 4 a bit muddy nothing gaiters cant handle, fairly flat. .emd_dl_red_darker:hover { Cape Scott, Cape Scott Trail, Regional District of Mount Waddington, British Columbia, Canada (50.78656-128.43062). top:1px; border-top-left-radius:0px; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#c62d1f', endColorstr='#f24537'); .emd_dl_red_darker { I agree with others. First day hiked to our camp spot at Guise Bay which took us 6.25 hours. background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #f24537), color-stop(1, #c62d1f) ); This is the most popular hike in Cape Scott Provincial Park. It is a casual 45 minute walk over a wide gravel path to a most spectacular West Coast beach that feels all your own most days of the year (long weekends are busy, spring through fall). then 18km hike back day three to the parking lot. font-style:normal; border-bottom-right-radius:0px; background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #f24537), color-stop(1, #c62d1f) ); -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Cape Scott, Cape Scott Trail, Regional District of Mount Waddington, British Columbia, Canada (50.78656-128.43062). border-bottom-left-radius:0px; Look for signs to Raft Cove or Cape Scott Provincial Parks. width:153px; -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:0px; border-top-right-radius:0px; -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; text-indent:0; top:1px; -moz-border-radius-topleft:0px; Most folks spend 3 days here: Day 1 hike to Nels Bight and camp there (18km), Day 2 a day hike to the Cape and return (14km), and Day 3 back out to the parking lot (18km). • fishing is permitted as … -webkit-border-top-right-radius:0px; font-size:15px; Length 29.8 miElevation gain 3438 ftRoute type Out & back The trail arrives at First Beach. background-color:#f24537; add_box. LOADS of mud and plenty of uneven roots. height:41px; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#f24537', endColorstr='#c62d1f'); font-family:Georgia; font-style:normal; font-style:normal; box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; text-shadow:1px 1px 0px #810e05; -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:0px; -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #f5978e; Tent pads available at Eric Lake and Fisherman's river sites. color:#ffffff !important; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#c62d1f', endColorstr='#f24537'); What gets most hikers are the sore and blistered feet from the pack weight and uneven ground. display:inline-block; -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:0px; color:#ffffff !important; And on the Cape Scott Trail, this comes in a few different forms. The trail runs along the northern end of Vancouver Island spanning Cape Scott Provincial Park. 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