Mount Doug
Mount Doug

Mount Douglas hike

Victoria
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Mount Douglas hike

Distance: 3.9mi
Elevation: 922ft
Time: 2-2.5h

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The Mount Douglas, also known as Mount Doug, will undoubtedly have you sweating, making it the ideal getaway from the city for those seeking adventure and a workout. Families with older children tend to flock to this area as well! Just be ready for the final steep climb to reach the pinnacle.

Mount Douglas hike Map

Getting there

Park along Cedar Hill Road, just north of Elnido Road.

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When to do

All year long

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Circuit


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Route Description for Mount Douglas

This route is not the most direct route, but it allows a rout that goes completely around Mount Doug and has a different ascent and descent.

The Mount Doug hike begins along Irvine Trail, and shortly after starting, you’ll reach a junction. Turn left onto Whittaker Trail. Continue walking until you reach another intersection, where you’ll go left to stay on Whittaker Trail.

At the next intersection, go right. You’ll walk along the Whittaker Trail for quite some time until another junction asks you to turn right onto Norn Trail. Follow Norn Trail until you reach Irvine Trail, where you’ll take a right. Eventually, the path will take you to the Mt Douglas Summit Parking Lot, which is at the end of Churchill Drive. Follow the trail from here to the Mt Doug Lookout Point. You have great views in all directions from the top of Mount Doug.

After you take in the views from the top of Mount Doug, return on the same path to the Mt Douglas Parking Lot before taking a different route that is more direct back to your car. Start out on the Irvine Trail, but note that when the trail turns left to continue onto Irvine Trail, you need to go straight. The path will then crossover South Ridge Trail and meet up with Harrop. Turn left onto Harrop. Eventually, you’ll reach a junction that asks you to stay on Harrop or go right. Take a right and walk until you meet up Whittaker Trail, which will take you back to the parking lot.

Insider Hints

  • This park may be well-marked, but consider printing off a map before you go since the trail can be confusing.

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Florian L. 2 years ago

Enchanting views at the top. Most people go for the views at the peak but if you are able to hike some of the trails you'll enjoy the forest along the way. This is a great place to visit for all levels of hikers.

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Jude L. 2 years ago

Cool hike. This trail just takes you on a leisure walk along various trails before reaching the top of Mount Douglas.

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Lennon Fitz 2 years ago

The sunset here are so dramatic. A great place for lost souls.

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Niamh Gorget 2 years ago

Incredible hike that has so much to offer! There are easy parking and hikes for all levels. Flat hikes and a full mountain hike, etc.

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Kalebhg 2 years ago

Trekking here is a wonderful experience.

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bigheartwanders 2 years ago

This hike has a rare appeal, talking about beauty of nature here. Overlooking views are bewitching.

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aeropanda 3 years ago

Great, though it was short. Lots of trails, and the views are majestic.

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Peter Scanfell 3 years ago

Everything is great and easy, the final uphill ascend was the most challenging part.

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wenzelhd 3 years ago

The panoramic views are satisfying! It filled my heart with so much happiness.

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Teddy Lumber 3 years ago

Nice easy trail. Suitable for everyone. Lots of scenic views. I just love this hike.

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