dayhiking Pacific Rim National Park

I got a chance to hike on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island on May 14th.

6 hikes / trail runs.

Parks Canada handed me this map. And recommended a number of hikes.

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4+5 South Beach Trail + Nuu-chah-nulth Trail (out and back)
7 Rainforest Trail A
7 Rainforest Trail B
8 Combers Beach Trail

Wild Pacific Trail (Ucluelet) – Lighthouse Loop section

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Trails in Canada are as well maintained as any in the world. There is a ton of boardwalk in these temperate rainforest hikes.

boardwalk

Instead of watching your boots, you’ll be looking up at the huge old-growth trees.

When Captain Cook first arrived, the old growth forests looked endless. Only 1 in 10 of those ancient trees still stands today.

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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada – Hiking – Long Beach Unit

HIGHLY recommended. 🙂

4 Replies to “dayhiking Pacific Rim National Park”

  1. That photo is beautiful. Is it one of yours? The trails in that area are beautiful. Maybe one day I would like to go back. So many trails, so little time!!

  2. We’ve likely hiked these areas a hundred times.
    My favorite is a very early morning hike from one end of Florencia Bay to the other and back again…

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