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“Beautiful rugged scenery, opportunity to see whales”
Review of Wild Pacific Trail

Wild Pacific Trail
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet and is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the open Pacific Ocean to the south and west, it offers spectacular shoreline panoramas and seaward vistas through ancient cedar and spruce-framed viewing platforms constructed on the best headlands along the route.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Beautiful rugged scenery, opportunity to see whales”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Loved this walk. The scenery is really lovely as the trail is easy. There are lots of nice lookout areas or places to stop and enjoy the views. We saw a grey whale at the lighthouse so keep an eye out! I would highly recommend doing this trail , even if only a bit of it

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a great place to see the wild west coast from the safety of the trail; great whale watching opportunities too.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

bring sturdy shoes, a jacket, binoculars and a camera. lighthouse loop is about 2.8 km (loop). the trail is well maintained with plenty of look out points and rest spots.

Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Gorgeous and worthy of your time!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

There are parking and limited facilities at the trailhead. You are provided many benches to sit and rest and admire the view along the way. The paths are filled with a crunchy gravel that helps to make you listen to all of the wonderful sounds, the birds, the foghorn and the surf. This is a free and wonderful place to enjoy many hours of exploring. Take your camera!

Visited July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Whale watching”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The trail was easy to walk. It takes maximum two hours and is mostly flat. For our taste, their were too much people on the same trail. But well, this keeps the bears away. Don't worry, their is now dangerous wild life on this trail. Althouhg their is a sign about how to handle wild life at the beginning of the trail.... But we saw a whale from the lighthouse. Ok, it was very far away and we were only able to see the fin. Not sure which whale it was.

Visited July 2013
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Fountain Valley, California
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“absolutely gorgeous trail!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This trail offers stunning views of the ocean. There are thoughtfully placed benches and carve-outs to take advantage of the views. There are trees with twisted trunks, views of water crashing over rocks, and serene pools. You can hear buoys clanging and moaning. Definitely worth a trip!

Visited July 2013
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