Hike to Jocelyn Hill

Hike to Jocelyn Hill

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Hike to Jocelyn Hill

Gowlland Tod is a beautiful park, running along the Finlayson Arm fjord. Jocelyn hill is in the middle of the park, and can be accessed from the Caleb Pike access at the South end (along the Ridge trail) or from the McKenzie Bight access at the North end (along the Timberman trail). With planning and two vehicles you can hike from the Caleb Pike access point, over Jocelyn hill and finish at the McKenzie Bight Access.

If starting at the McKenzie Bight Access point, a side trip to McKenzie Bight takes you to the ocean shore with mossy rocks overlooking the water.

Both the Timberman and Ridge trails wander through mossy forests, and open out to breathtaking view points along the fjord. Wildflowers carpet huge area in the Spring. Birds are everywhere. The hike is wild and beautiful in any weather. The terrain is moderate and gentle, but cumulative elevation gain is about 600 meters to Jocelyn hill from either direction.

Victoria is only 20 km from either trailhead. [Pizzeria Prima Strada](http://www.pizzeriaprimastrada.com/) with traditional wood fired pizzas makes a great ending to the day…and they serve local Hoyne beer.

Pack List

  • Good hiking/walking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat and rain pants
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Click [here](http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/gowlland_tod/trail_map_south.pdf) for a trail map

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