Connections to Other Trail Systems

Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island:

Sooke Potholes.  A swimming dream!

Sooke Potholes. A swimming dream!

The trail starts in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and extends west beyond Sooke to the ghost town of Leechtown. The route west (one way) is 37 miles. The surface is paved or hard packed dirt. There are salt water bay, lake and river views. Swimming is popular at Sooke Potholes Regional Park. Several excellent B&Bs are available off the route near Sooke. From the ferry terminal in Victoria, the start of the route is across the Johnson St Bridge (blue bridge about 1 mile from the ferry terminal).

The Goose also extends from the Johnson St Bridge to the east and north from Victoria to Sidney and on to the Swartz Bay terminal for the San Juan Island ferry. The route north and east is primarily paved. Find ferry information on the Transportation page.

Don't forget to bring your passports for the ferry ride!

More information and maps at the Galloping Goose Trail website.

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Trail running through quiet forests Historic farm Surprise on the trail Thetis Lake Forest trails Bed and breakfast on the trail
Sooke Potholes.  A swimming dream! Kids playing in the Potholes Another B&B 3 blocks off the trail One of several wooden bridges