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Rainforest Trail

PO BOx 280, Ucluelet | 2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-3500
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Ranked #19 of 48 Activities in Tofino
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Owner description: Rainforest Trail has two routes, A & B, both of which fully engulf you in the temperate rainforest full of gigantic western red cedars and western hemlocks. Sparking a sensation of zen, you will be overcome with the nostalgia of your childhood memories, ready to make more. Scan the upper canopy for birds, listen to the trickle of water and smell the life of this highly productive forest. Trail A is located on the opposite side of the highway from the parking lot. Trail B starts from the parking lot.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Sizes of the trees were amazing to consider how old they were. Nice to hike on the boardwalk, makes the trek easier. Terrain would be treacherous if not. Found it to be very peaceful and serene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A nice easy walk through the rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park. We only walked the one trail (it was pouring) but it was a great walk along the boardwalk the entire way. Highly recommended

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

On a rainy day there's nothing better to do than go on a rainforest trail. It's fun to walk on the boardwalks and see how the mosses & lichens have covered everything. Beautiful ferns too. There are 2 short loops with interpretive signs.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stunning colossal native trees. Difficult terrain and very wet but well worth the effort. Not always clear where the path is due to scarce signs but a " must do" trip.

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Ferndale, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a short (about 2 km) trail between Tofino and Ucluelet. The entire trail is on a boardwalk, since the downed timber would make it difficult to walk and being above it so you can see the whole area is a plus. There are quite a few steps, and the boardwalk can be quite slippery, so I would not... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Something you will not easily find anywhere else... Short and well maintained trail in the Canadian rain forest. Caution: it can be slippery

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Beautiful rainforest, trail was very easy and had a lot of information about it along the walk. It is a short trail so take your time to enjoy it. Not much else on the trail besides the trees and info posts but it was worth doing. The only thing that was kind of a put off was that you had... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Walked part of the wild pacific trail on a sunny September day. The sea fog kept rolling in adding to the atmospheric surroundings. The paths were well marked and the section of walk that we did starting at Ucluelet was not too taxing and gave great views of the sea and rocky coves. You can do a 'loop walk' which... More

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Springsure, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We completed Trail B and found the boardwalk an easy hike, a little slippery in some places due to rain. Some steps but bearable. Very beautiful scenery, however a little eerily quiet.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

From the moment you enter the trail you realize that this area is really old!! The boardwalk is well maintained and the writeups are very informative. There is one cedar in particular that is about 800 years old! ! If you are on your way to Tofino you must stop here!!

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