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Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill)

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Soames Rd, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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“steep climb” (4 reviews)
“howe sound” (7 reviews)
“nice hike” (4 reviews)
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Soames Rd, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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"steep climb"
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"howe sound"
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"nice hike"
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"take your time"
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"short hike"
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"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"vancouver island"
in 2 reviews
"lookout point"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 2 reviews
"sunshine coast"
in 4 reviews
"horseshoe bay"
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"stairs"
in 16 reviews
"trail"
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"park"
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"forest"
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"bowen"
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"keats"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Geraldine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Rayswt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Bidd_Si
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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

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Just as my title is... It was a great little hike. We wanted to do something outdoors and saw that Soames Hill seemed like a pretty popular spot to visit out in Gibsons so we decided to stop by for a visit. Driving to the...More

1  Thank Maipo
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Easy access from several different spots, trails are clearly marked and well maintained. The hike is fairly easy, although a LOT of stairs. Take the kids, take the dogs and your grandparents... The view is stunning from the top!! One of our favourite hikes on...More

Thank KM_Gibsons
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The view from Soames Hill is totally worthy of taking photos of to show others. My wife and I climbed up to the top and it was well worth the effort. The original route has been improved making the summit even easier to access than...More

Thank hockeye44
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great view, nice hike, a bit steep but doable, just have to take your time. Had a bit of trouble finding it but finally got it figured out. Was really nice to do on a cool fall day. Was hoping the rain would hold off...More

Thank Maggieb3
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Soames Hill with it's 3 (or more) entrance points is a wonderful little park with a short hike up to three different viewpoints looking towards Gibsons and Keats Island. Rarely busy and early in the morning you usually have the place to yourself. Great place...More

Thank Johnny-Stork
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Soames Hill is a wonderful hike and rewards one with superb views from Gibsons, Keats island and the surroundings. Great place to have picnic and a rest. A worth while effort indeed!

Thank Anne N
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Carol W
2 September 2017|
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Response from Rob B | 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.
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irishcailinmichelle
12 June 2017|
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Response from Rob B | 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
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