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Avatar Grove

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A magical woodland, defiantly worth the drive. Amazing work done by the volunteers putting a... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gnarly Knot

If you are looking for old growth and some hidden delights - check out Avatar Grove. Do both the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2015
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

A magical woodland, defiantly worth the drive. Amazing work done by the volunteers putting a board walk in, keep up the good work :-)

Thank PLTI
Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are looking for old growth and some hidden delights - check out Avatar Grove. Do both the upper and lower - neither will disappoint.

Thank Sukikat
Reviewed February 11, 2015

This really is a beautiful place off the beaten path. It is an adventure to get here and it's really a local spot, mostly people from the southern island towns (like myself) know about it. The drive is up a not-too-potholey logging road where you...More

1  Thank Kinipeli5
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stunning rainforest with old growth trees. Spiritual. Challenging walking up and down hills to reach the trees and paths are minimally invasive.

Thank NursebakerToronto
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This attraction is still under development. New trails are still being built. When you reach the trail head on the road, there are two directions you can go: Upper Avatar Grove (to the left of the road) and Lower Avatar Grove (to the right). We...More

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed July 30, 2014

This grove of very large trees includes Douglas firs and cedars. They are huge and surrounded by lush vegetation. The marked trails above and below the road are a must and enable you to walk up close to these majestic giants. The lower trail is...More

Thank Triumph1970
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Take the time to walk both the upper and lower paths. On the lower path, there are two paths, the left one in my opinion is an easier trail. We visited in the morning during the week so the trails were not crowded. Avatar Grove...More

Thank coast_to_coast_250
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Avatar Grove is beautiful, full stop. The thing is, as long as tourists keep piling in it will no longer be beautiful. Unlike Cathedral Grove there are no boardwalks, railing etc to keep people in line so people keep wandering off trampling the wildlife and...More

3  Thank Dirty_Bindle
Reviewed September 6, 2013

A must see on Vancouver Island. Minutes away from Juan de Fuca provincial park. Couple of hours away from Victoria. Trees were so beautiful. Stumbled upon a 1000 year old cedar, simply amazing. If you like bit of an adventure then highly recommended.

1  Thank uvais101
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Charles P
September 8, 2016|
Response from Amy B |
I drove it in my 1998 Toyota Avalon, an extra long sedan. I wouldn't recommend it but no damage was done. Trip was made March 2017
Deborah R
February 15, 2016|
Response from jig7772017 |
You could bring your pooch but it might end up being on Bigfoot's menu for the night. Best if you left that canine safely at home.