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Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill)

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Soames Rd, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews nice hike short hike steep climb howe sound beautiful view take your time well worth the effort easy hike gulf islands lookout point horseshoe bay sunshine coast stairs forest trail park keats
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrain reasonable (no stairs), steep, but worth the climb. 2 hours round trip. Light hiking boots are strongly suggested, and walking sticks a really good idea.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have been up over a 100 times and never get tired of the view! The hill is worth it for the view. Great for visitors and locals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lundcottage
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just a short hike, through forest and up new stairs brings you to a beautiful look out over Gibson’s and Keats Island. Many vantage points gives you different views, looking down on tree tops and if you’re lucky soaring eagles. Best to do on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stokolas
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I found this to be an easy hike with a beautiful view of Gibsons.I would certainly do this hike again on my next visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roch65
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Been to Soames numerous times. It offers nice trails and a well staired climb to the top of Soames Hill. When at the top you have an excellent view of Gibson’s. Afterward we sometimes head to Persephones for a beer. Their dog freindly and it’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank brianchipman
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The hike is a bit strenuous, but once you the top of the hill there is a beautiful view of the bay with snowy mountains in the distance. There are many stairs leading up to the hill, and it gets a bit confusing where the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mayeli H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A pleasant and leisurely steep climb on a well kept trail takes about forty-five minutes.There is a lovely picture postcard view of Gibson’s harbour from the top. Come as you are dressed for sightseeing with comfortable shoes.. Go up North Road to Chamberlain, turn right,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The park has a lot of entrances, so be sure you remember which one your car is parked at! A very easy hike with a few stairs, but the views are amazing! You can see Gibsons, Bowen everything!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rayswt
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Recommend by our B&B. The tourists information in Gibsons can give you a map on how to get to the different start points. Note there are three viewing points. The first is good and just requires climbing steps. The second is a little higher and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bidd_Si
Reviewed 21 February 2018

It's a bit of an uphill trek to get to the top or the viewing spots, but it's well worth it. Probably a 30 minute climb but you're assisted by well-built steps (railings etc). I think that even kids could do it. Fantastic views of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank MisterPG
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Carol W
2 September 2017|
Response from RobB3778 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is about a 3.5 km walk, (less than an hour) either along Marine Drive toward Gibsons to the Soames Rd entrance or up North Rd to the Bridgeman Rd entrance. This local government parks (SCRD) website has details.
12 June 2017|
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Response from RobB3778 | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely not all flat. The climb to the top is steep but there are other trails in the park that are flatter. You can hike it comfortably to the top in an hour. If you climb it via the east side it is very steep... More