Table of contents
find info fast links ↓
Gear packing lists
Gear packing videos
Government Packing list
Ultimate Female Packing List
Gear and packing list for the West Coast Trail and Juan de Fuca
Some gear examples
See whats in other peoples packs
Emily Sayward hiked the West Coast Trail with her brother and family friend. Her written account can be read here along with great pictures along the trail here.
My favorite part of her writing was this advice:
CONSIDER POSTPONING YOUR TRIP if:
- You do not have sufficient and quality gear
- You are scared of heights, ladders, crossing extremely slippery surfaces (like crawling across logs over river crossings with your pack on, walking on rotten boardwalk, jumping across surge channels, etc.)
- You are not physically fit enough to carry over 40 pounds for over a week through rugged terrain
Do this trail if:
You love being outside
You have a great group of friends or family who you trust with their skills and abilities
You have hiked in a variety of locations and weather conditions with a weighted pack
You are psychologically prepared for any and all weather conditions that the WCT will throw at you
You are ready for an incredible adventure!
Stephan is and outdoor enthusiast that will be doing the West Coast Trail on June 20th going in the south direction.
His pack weight is 25.5 lbs without food or water, and should be about 30lbs total.
Sample Packing List
This is a List made by
You can check out his video below where he goes through the gear and why he selected it.
This list was made using a program called https://lighterpack.com where you can input your gear, organize it and figure out the wieghts.
This program is free to use and is great to share with your friends. See Justin’s full list here
This Packing Checklist is taken from the Government of Canada website
For more information you can visit the page directly here
Packing for the west coast Trail
This is one of Justin’s many videos talking about what one can pack for the West Coast Trail. Check out his channel here
This pack is from Cotezi Hikes while doing a Pacific Crest Trail thruhike. I really love how minimal she packs. Check out her channel here
Ultimate Women’s Packing List for the West Coast Trail
This is a List made by Kathleen Williams.
This was from a blog she wrote a couple years back, but has a really simple uncomplicated packing list. You can read the original blog post here
This West Coast Vancouver woman hiked the trail with her friend in June.
Download a Pdf based on her list Here
Rent that last thing you missed on your packing list. Great gear at a fraction of what it costs new