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About the Galloping Goose Trail

The Galloping Goose Trail, a 55-kilometer multi-use trail, offers a breathtaking journey that connects Victoria and Sooke. Originally a freight railway line built during the First World War, this scenic trail has been transformed into a captivating pathway through urban, rural, and wilderness areas. As part of The Great Trail, a national multi-use trail system spanning coast to coast to coast, the Galloping Goose intersects with the Lochside Regional Trail and the EN Rail Trail – Humpback Connector, providing an extended network of adventure. Explore the fascinating history of the trail that threads its way through our stunning natural landscapes. Read more about it here.

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Galloping Goose Trail
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Immerse Yourself in the Trail Features

The Galloping Goose Trail offers an accessible and easy route suitable for all skill levels. With paved sections and a length of 55 kilometers, it presents a delightful experience for cyclists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts alike. Established in 1987, the trail is open 24/7, allowing you to embark on your adventure at any time. Experience the diversity of the trail as it winds through Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Saanich, and Victoria. Whether you seek a leisurely outing or an exhilarating exploration, the Galloping Goose has something for everyone

Discover the Natural Wonders along the Trail

As you traverse the Galloping Goose, prepare to be captivated by the natural wonders that surround you. Revel in the lush forests, picturesque meadows, and serene lakes that grace the trail’s path. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, from soaring eagles to playful otters. Explore the vibrant flora, including the beautiful wildflowers that bloom in abundance along the trail. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you journey through the Galloping Goose.

Electric Alpine Biking is an equal opportunity recreation provider operating under special use permits with the Capital Regional District. We operate with respect on the traditional and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees, WSÁNEĆ, and T’Sou-ke Nation.

Electric Alpine Biking Galloping Goose Trail Map

Trail Features

  • Trail Rating: Easy and accessible (paved sections)
  • Length: 55km
  • Established: 1987
  • Hours: Open 24/7
  • Location: Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Saanich, Victoria

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