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Walk the Wild Side Trail

Address: Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-913-0022
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Owner description: Walk the Wild Side is a 11km hike historically used by the Ahousaht people. Visitors now have the opportunity to experience the culture of the trail while hiking along forest boardwalk and 8 gorgeous beaches. Used by the Ahousaht people for thousands of years, Walk the Wild Side Trail is an 11km escape into the remote wilderness of Clayoquot Sound. First restored in the early 1990’s, Walk the Wild Side Trail has developed into must-see ecotourism destination for those visiting Tofino and Ucluelet. Take a tour through the Maaqtusiis reserve and then head out on to the trail with your Ahousaht Heritage Trail guidebook for the ultimate cultural experience!
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Black bears foraging on the shore, Bald eagles, sea otters, orcas, seals and sea lions , wolf and cougar prints on the beach. A spectacular look at the unspoiled land and sea

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you love hiking, this trail is definetely worth hiking. We took the 10:30 boat from Tofino to Flores and stayed at the Aauuknuk lodge. After registration and drop of some lugguge at the lodge, we start hiking at 13:00. great hike, partly boardwalk and lots of beaches. The last part (to the bridge and after the brigde) is more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I whole heartedly recommend visiting Ahousaht's Wild Side Trail. The views are completely stunning. The trail is well-maintain and well marked. We took 2 nights to do the hike at a very leisurely pace. I would recommend making sure that no reserve dogs follow you out on the trail - they are very friendly and they will come the whole... More

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Cambridge, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I did the Lighthouse section of this trail. It was a beautiful trail with plenty of spectacular views of the ocean. It is so well maintained with lots of places to sit down and have a break or to take a photo. Saw many bald eagles. Worth a visit while in this... More

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Vancouver, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived via ocean kayaks to the Wild Side Trail from Whitesands beach July 3 and 4 2014 on Flores Island in Clayquot Sound BC Canada. Unfortunately the ocean surf was too rough to land our kayaks at Cow Bay so we walked there. The trail is beach and board walked. Pit toilets are available at Whitesands, 3rd Beach and... More

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Napa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Easy enoigh for our 8 yr old and interesting enough for 2 seasoned hikers. Coastal cliffs, rainforest, and everything in between. Worth 1-4 hours - you can set your distance and pace.... just be sure to get out there!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There's no lack of trails to walk in Tofino and this is another one of those fine trails to go for a leisurely stroll and enjoy Nature and the scenery around you. Well worth the time if you like to hike.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hi - I wonder if some of the reviewers are confusing these very different trails? The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet about a half an hour from Tofino. It is short, easy, and offers stunning views.... a great place to bring a camera and enjoy a stroll. The Wild Side Trail is accessed with a 40 minute water... More

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have visited this park a number of times. It is a lovely walk - you can walk the whole trail or just a short distance to the lighthouse. Great views, nice for photography. Eagles are often spotted on this trail. Free parking.

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Surrey, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This trail has it all and is a perfect example of west coast ruggedness and beauty. You get close to the wave action and have a good chance of seeing eagles and whales (at certain times of the year). The walk through the rain forest is stunning. The trail is not difficult and therefore is suitable for all age groups.... More

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