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“Different, but that's the best part”
Review of Rainforest Trail

Rainforest Trail
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Tofino
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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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255 reviews
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“Different, but that's the best part”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The rainforest trails on both sides of the highway offer well maintained trails / boardwalks ... and it's not like its cousin the Hoh Rainforest in Washington State. It's different in that it's more easier to access.

Visited October 2012
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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“Nice hike but take your time”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Ok so the hike is up and down a bit but it is on a wood walkway with several sets of stairs. It is quite slippery and I am a seasoned hiker with good footwear and nearly fell on one part. So take the hike as it is worth it if you want to see old growth rain forrest but be careful and don't be in a hurry.

Visited October 2012
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Whitehorse, Canada
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“This is wortha tr to see. It is amazing”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

I liked the hike on a board walk, but the board walk is in need of repair, however they are working on it. It is amazing to see trees that are so big and are 2000 years old. You als get a good picture of the cycle of life in a forest

Visited October 2012
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Gorgeous - Don't Drive By”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

These gorgeous trails on the side of the highway are definitely worth a stop. They are a quick and easy way to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. There are two loops here - even if you have a limited amount of time you can just do one loop. We spent a good hour on one loop as we took our time and were taking photographs. The walk itself can be done much quicker.

Tips: We do a lot of hiking/exploring on our vacations and we shake our heads at the footwear and clothing that other tourists wear on their outings. Flip flops are not sufficient, especially on these boardwalks. The surface of the boardwalks is slippery in places and there are lots of stairs to navigate also.

Visited October 2012
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

It's $7.80pp for a park pass (credit card machine in the parking lot) which is valid for a day and a half, so you may visit other trails in the area. Stop in at a tourist bureau first to find out all the different trails.
There are two trails on either side of the highway which are all boardwalks through a spectacular, magical, old growth rainforest. It is very beautiful, and it really feels like you are in a different world. The trails are about 1km each, and have a lot of stairs which would be challenging for people with mobility issues. A must-see for sure.

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