Haddington Beach Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Mcneill, BC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Waterfront hiking and mountain biking! The Haddington Beach Trail is a beautiful rustic trail that follows the shoreline and provides many beach access points. The gravelly to rocky beach is a great place to observe interesting rocks and driftwood. From the beach there are good views across the water to Malcolm Island, Haddington Island, Cormorant Island, and the snow-capped peaks of the mainland. It is a quiet trail, as it is away from major roads, and northern Vancouver Island is sparsely populated. Hikers are free to enjoy the sounds of the wind, waves and birds. More often than not bald eagles may be seen and heard calling. This is a great place for a picnic, but bring a blanket, as there are no tables or benches. The trail passes through a stand of large second-growth trees over 100 years old, taking advantage of game trails. Local materials only were used for construction of rustic cedar bridges over the two small streams. Because the trail is mostly flat and fairly smooth, it is an excellent trail for beginner mountain bikers.