Macaulay Point Loop Hike
The Macaulay Point Loop is a 1.4 km lollipop hiking route west of Victoria, BC, that traverses the water’s edge and provides scenic views of the Juan de Fuca Strait. In addition to the scenic views, hikers will also be able to explore the area around a number of historic military buildings that make up the Macaulay Point Battery. With a flat and easy to navigate trail system, this hike is perfectly suited for hikers of every skill level, as well as those with historical interests.
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Route Description for Macaulay Point Loop Hike
Hikers along the Macaulay Point Loop will be able to double down on their excitement for the day, as the trail provides the opportunity for some amazing views of the beautiful coastal landscape, as well as the chance to explore the old fortifications that make up the Macaulay Point Battery, a coastal gun emplacement form the late 1800s. Setting out from the trailhead, follow the route to the south as you hike along the edge of the water and enter Macaulay Point Park. From the junction near the picnic area, take the path to the right to continue hiking along the coast while enjoying the views of the ocean on your right and the historic buildings on the left. Follow the trail as it turns north away from the water to get a better perspective on the fortifications that were abandoned in 1956 before wrapping up the hike by returning to the parking area where you began.
Getting to the Macaulay Point Loop Hike Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Macaulay Point Loop from Saanich, head northwest on BC-1 for 1.0 km and turn left onto Tillicum Road, following it for 2.3 km. Make a slight left on Transfer Street and follow it for 120 m before turning right on Lampson Street. Continue on for 2.1 km and make a right onto Munro Street, followed by a quick left. In 90 m, you will arrive at the parking area.
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