Sooke Mountain Park was established in 1928 to protect wildlife, wilderness and scenic values close to Victoria. This mountain park was one of the earliest provincial parks established on southern Vancouver Island and is part of the extensive Sooke Hills greenbelt.
The park protects the conservation values of the rugged rocky hills, lakes, forested slopes and the watershed near Sooke River, as well as provide recreation opportunities such as wildlife viewing, wilderness hiking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding in a wilderness setting.
The park is also surrounded by other protected park areas and part of a larger wilderness corridor. The park is undeveloped, has no road access and no maintained hiking trails.