Rainforest Trail

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Rainforest Trail
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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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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,144 contributions
It's not a very long walk. You will definitely good footwear if it's raining (most likely). The wooden path can be quite slippery. If you have never walked within a rain forest it will not disappoint. Off the path (which is forbidden) it is totally unnavigable. Some of the trees along the route are enormous. They are gradually increasing the length and it would be well doing the full circuit when complete. Need to take a water taxi to get to Meares Island. Can also book a guide if you want more ecological information.
Written June 15, 2022
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Chuck
Santa Cruz, CA431 contributions
Lovely, intimate way to see the inside of a forest. Wooden walkways allow you to "walk" above the wet, mushy, inhospitable floor of the forest and explore the wonders of tree growth and death. Easily navigated, but also requires some stair-climbing and care when walking with (possibly) careless children.

Each of the two walks is about 1km in length, and can be walked in 20 minutes or so. I'd recommend both of them, but the seaside walk is more dramatic and has more ups and downs. Both are excellent.
Written June 30, 2022
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Dic D
Toronto, Canada94 contributions
Couples
A beautiful trail to fully appreciate what a Canadian rainforest really is.

Two loops (a and b) mean you can enjoy a few hours here. The first part of loop a does run parallel to the highway, so would recommend saving route b for last, as it feels much more tranquil.
Written February 21, 2020
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,109 contributions
Both trails are so green and lush that you will have no doubt you are in a rainforest. Many old growth trees, and many also on the ground adding to the mystery and beauty. Know that there are lots of STAIRS, so the mobility-challenged should only go a short ways or go elsewhere. There are red chairs at a huge old tree on the side across the street from the parking lot.
Written June 18, 2022
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122Ppe122
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
We pretty much had the trail to ourselves - didn't see a soul - which was great as it is was quite and peaceful. Amazing to see the massive trees and such natural beauty. The wooden trail through the rainforest is great to keep everyone to a certain route and not destroy/disturb the surroundings.
Definately a must do!
Written October 2, 2021
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bobcav
Manitoba, Canada510 contributions
While walking this trail, we decided that BC must be the most beautiful province in Canada. It's easy to forget youre in Canada (the land of winter - the northern country) when youre here. It felt like we were in the jungle in Brazil. Just remember to watch where youre walking, the sites are beautiful, but the stairs built into the path can come up on you suddenly when youre busy looking around you in awe.
Written May 21, 2022
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CourtneyJB92
Calgary, Canada24 contributions
Both walks A and B are quite short - 1km - I recently did walk B and it was gorgeous. The trees are amazing and it’s so lush and green. The walkway is up on a really nice boardwalk so you aren’t walking on plants and any animals aren’t in danger of being stepped on or disturbed. It’s a nice quick walk and it’s well worth it!
Written September 16, 2020
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Josephine L
Abbotsford, Canada15 contributions
We love this trail, especially when we are looking to submerse ourselves in a bit of rainforest heaven without spending hours trekking. There are two short trails that took us about 20 minutes each and goes in a loop. Great for hikers of all ages and abilities. The boardwalks are well maintained. You don't have to do both trails as parking is in between - don't forget to purchase your provincial park pass.
Written September 5, 2021
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mmaarraaa
137 contributions
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It's not much of hike as you walk in a wooden platform the entire time but it's a really cool rainforest with so much to see. We did both of the loops on either side of the highway. Highly recommended. I felt like I was in a Disney movie or Avatar! It was so lush and you could literally hear water drops fall here and there. Sooo cool!
Written September 10, 2021
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StevoinMinnesoto
Cottage Grove, MN576 contributions
This park is located on both sides of highway 4. You park in the lots on the west side. At first we thought that there wasn't much parking as many people were parking out on the highway. We turned into the lots only to find 3 lots and the last was almost empty. The hiking is on raised boardwalks and the views and information were very good. For some reason, we found more people hiking on the east side but we enjoyed both sides of this pretty park. Recommended
Written February 24, 2020
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