West Coast Trail – The Best Hike in the World – Full Documentary

West Coast Trail – The Best Hike in the World – Full Documentary

Here’s some footage from some of my West Coast Trail adventures. If you have any questions toss them down in the comments below. Please share this video if you enjoyed it.

Skip to Day 2 – Thrasher Cove to Camper Bay – 8km: https://youtu.be/dVc_fk44rMs?t=7m2s

Day 3 – Camper Bay to Walbran Creek – 10km: https://youtu.be/dVc_fk44rMs?t=13m41s

Day 4 – Walbran Creek to Cribs Creek – 11km: https://youtu.be/dVc_fk44rMs?t=18m25s

Day 5 – Cribs Creek to Tsusiat Falls – 16km: https://youtu.be/dVc_fk44rMs?t=28m22s

Day 6 – Tsusiat Falls to Darling River – 11km: https://youtu.be/dVc_fk44rMs?t=31m

Here’s a great source of information if you’re considering the West Coast Trail:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/activ/activ6a/v.aspx

‘Blisters and Bliss’ is a must read if you’re planning to hike this trail. You can pick it up here:
https://www.amazon.ca/Blisters-Bliss-Trekkers-Guide-Eighth/dp/1772031313/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486446014&sr=8-1&keywords=blisters+and+bliss&tag=thephofie-20

All music by Kevin MacLeod: https://incompetech.com/

42 Comments

  1. TheUnknown on February 11, 2020 at 11:25 am

    trying to find a group to do this hike with this summer

  2. faddles on February 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Hey. Great video!!
    Ive been trying to find info on the camper to sandstone beach route. Great job documenting and showing some vid of it, ive seen the first surge channel but i heard theres 1 or 2 more onthat route, are they difficult? Any worse than the owen point ones? I was gonna take that route last year but the tides didn’t work,
    Thanks

  3. Claude C on February 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I’m planning to do the West Coast Trail next year. August 2019. What month of the year did you conquer it?

  4. Niagara Adventure Club on February 11, 2020 at 11:33 am

    What time of year were you on the trail?

  5. Jojo Macuroy on February 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Love the video. I am about to do the trail in a week. Nervous but excited. Your video helped me a lot and made me feel so much better about hiking. Thanks!!!!

  6. Epic Trip Adventures on February 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Nice video! This has been on our list for a while. Gotta make it happen this summer or next!

  7. Ryan Trousdell on February 11, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Great video !!! Not sure if you want to but maybe you could make a gear list video ? Would be a great help

  8. Marcina.L.R. Joe on February 11, 2020 at 11:36 am

    i like your video but thats my backyard

  9. Hey, It's Mia! on February 11, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We’re doing the west coast trail in September!

  10. Ken Espo on February 11, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Very well done video of your trip young fella. You told the story of your adventure very well. It is to bad that two of your group had top tap out but was certainly very understandable

  11. Gary Hendricks on February 11, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I did it. It was great.
    Break a smile man!
    Great doc
    Cheers

  12. Paul Schonbrun on February 11, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Awesome trail. I hiked it in 1976…there was this damned telegraph wire at pack height and a lot of ladders and blow downs.

  13. Active Guard on February 11, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Seems like you kept saying things that would indicate you weren’t too excited to be on the trail to begin with and just wanted to complete to say you did it.

    "Start at Port Renfrew cause we want to get the tough stuff over with first" (why would you want to get anything "over with" – why not experience it)
    "About ready to be done with this trial"
    "Gonna stock up on pop, chips, and chocolate bars. Make sure you bring lots of cash" (who goes on a 7 day hike and gets that shit you can do that anywhere. totally takes away from the experience imo)
    "The long haul with the pack is difficult for me. Not fun. Super tiring"
    "So glad to be done"

    You spent more times talking about how excited you were to eat junk food than talking about the beauty that surrounded you.

    I’m not surprised though… this was similar to my experience went I did the trail. While me and my partner were in absolute awe of the trail and were soaking it all in, most people were only talking about Shae Monic’s/getting food at the other Ferry crossing, saying how done they were on the trail and "I’ll be so glad to get off this thing", ta- talking about how horrible the ladder parts are etc…

    Why did you even go on it?

  14. Mike Y on February 11, 2020 at 11:43 am

    We spent 5 nights to finish the same route from South to North back in September 2015, amazing. plan to bring kids once they are 12. We heard one guy finished the trail in 18 hours

  15. Scott in MN on February 11, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  16. Sylvano Anselmo on February 11, 2020 at 11:44 am

    not much camp fires. why?

  17. Tis Life on February 11, 2020 at 11:45 am

    What company or group did you go with? thanks

  18. denelson83 on February 11, 2020 at 11:46 am

    15:36 – Getting tired yet?

  19. Tylee10 on February 11, 2020 at 11:49 am

    What does a Evacuation cost on the wct?

  20. Adnan Alam Awan on February 11, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Lovely Hiking,,enjoyed the video,,great George Dutch

  21. Marcina.L.R. Joe on February 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

    my daughters middle name is tsusiat i and i named her after them beautiful falls that everyone in the world goes to see

  22. Jing Yee on February 11, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to do this video. Really enjoyed it. Saved me from getting blisters on my feet.

  23. Flemming Sørensen on February 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Nice vid, and nice trail. Did it summer 2016 with my girlfriend, three and a half days from Port Renfrew to Pacheena Bay 🙂

  24. Al R on February 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Good vid. Standard question: what date did you do the trail? June is very different from September for example. If you put the date in your initial comment it would help. Mighta been at the start of the vid but I missed it…

  25. Rami H on February 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Amazing! Can’t wait to someday move there for good.

  26. Jack Duffy on February 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    You made the episode sound like it really is, The pain all over, I heard one Woman complain, my hair hurts, I replied, my eye browse ake, Every evening I would just sit there, And take it all in, waiting for my food to rehydrate and heat up, Then I would look at it for an hour or two. Over.

  27. Irene Rudnyk on February 11, 2020 at 11:58 am

    We should do this trail with some models and get killer shots!

  28. Planes and Bikes on February 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    well done. brings back scenes from my memories of 2013. But ah.. no need for more than 25lbs pack weight on the WCT. will be doing it again .. with 15 lbs pack

  29. Ian Freeman on February 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    2019 – Chez Monique’s no longer exists ! Also, crab at the Narrows is now $30 a pop !

  30. Winnie H on February 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    when did you guys go?? early season, late season?

  31. RavenBR on February 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    This is one of my favourite trails. Great footage! I was there a few weeks ago at Botany Bay when they had a swell warning. Great Waves!

  32. Franklandish on February 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I’m heading out on the trail next Friday! I’m also heading from Calgary to the trail, but the island is my "home" where I grew-up and I did the Juan de Fuca last year (highly recommended trail).

    It’s great to see the video and get an idea of the journey ahead. Hopefully the weather will hold. I’ve been able to cut my pack weight significantly, but will bring my camera no matter what 🙂 I’ve been making my own vids (Franklandish) to get "ready"

    Thanks for the video and "preview" of what I can expect (also going S->N)

  33. Bob Chang on February 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    what camera did you use? and how was the battery life on it

  34. Charlie Skinner on February 11, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Great video, but man…. complain much? You looked miserable the whole time lol

  35. supa76 on February 11, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Nice video! Just found it from your comment on mine haha
    Anyone who is interested in more WCT videos –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q-MwSFGG3w&t=13s
    (shameless plug)

  36. Steven on February 11, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Cool except your family screaming making me turn down the volume and how you’re hiking with a few hundred year olds who keep falling and hurting themselves. I watched most of it..

  37. Imightberiding on February 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I smashed the like button. Fantastic video of your epic West Coast Trail adventure. Thank-you for the heaps of great info & advice. It’s always nice to learn from an experienced person who has done this more than once. The weather looked to be excellent the entire hike. When exactly did you do this trip?

    Edit: You made this hike look easy. I know differently. I for one would not be bothered to carry a camera on a selfie stick on this trail/hike.

  38. Tanuki on February 11, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    not a big deal to do it alone ?

  39. Patrick Iremonger on February 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Great documentary! Lots of helpful information and gives you a real sense of what the hike is actually like.

  40. Harlan Fox on February 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Great video! Watched the whole thing today. You put in some very good detail. When I made my video (June 2015) I didn’t cover quite as much detail as you did. Wanted my video to be around 20 minutes or so. Didn’t have my gopro then either just A Sony Nex camera. Here’s mine if you’re curious. We had no rain at all. Can’t imagine better conditions. Thanks for sharing!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHVCEUDssvU&t=137s

  41. Chris_Wooden_Eye on February 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Nice I could almost smell the beach and low tide on screen. I wish I could do this trail.

  42. Mark Cooke on February 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Explain what happened to her after her 30 ft fall please…I enjoyed your upload…good video and editing so thankyou

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