Explore the most popular trails near Alberni-Clayoquot A with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Alberni-Clayoquot A, British Columbia Map
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bridge out
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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

I have done quite a bit in my time, but this is definitely one of the most difficult I have ever done. But it was definitely worth it!

This was the hardest hike I’ve ever done. And the best. It will challenge you in every way - mentally, physically, emotionally, and if you have a fear of heights like I do, the numerous log “bridges,” rock scrambling, and sheer cliffs will challenge you spiritually too

Rain, knee deep mud, bogs, flooded rivers, broken bridges, tall ladders, collapsed trails, beach walks, sore muscles, camp fires with the best company ever! Even had a delicious piece of fruit pie:) thank you all we met on the trail and at the campsites

Fantastic trail! Scenery and nature at its finest. Only for the most experienced backpackers. I like to infer its Vermont’s Long trail on steroids!

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scramble
4 months ago

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flooded
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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muddy
4 months ago

Did this with my daughter (8), and the mud made it a bit of a trek, but the beach at the end was a good payoff! If you're down to get dirty, it was a fun one!

started the end of August and only had bit of rain the first few days. Did a North to South route only because the other way was already full but incredible trail. Highly recommend trying to work the tides so you can take the beach route to Thrasher( or after is going the other way), absolutely amazing. Good idea to have good tide chartes already downloaded or printed... the ones they gave out seemed a little off...

beautiful trek done in 7 days at a relaxed pace. southbound last 3 days are the most technical and fun for me.

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muddy
5 months ago

This is a pretty good trail for people who want to get away from the crowds. The drive out to Bamfield is usually enough to scare most people away, and if you have come from Port Alberni or further away, the trail is a good length without taking too long before nightfall. Be prepared for lots tree roots and mud, most of the bogs you can get around the side without getting stuck. We did it in summer, it would probably be a different story in any other season. The beach was stunning, with lots of driftwood for campfire. The only mosquitos we saw were at the car park. Would go again!

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bugs
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scramble
5 months ago

Hiked this North - South in 5 days, 4 nights August 17-21. We lucked out with the weather, but the rain can make this adventure a challenging one! As everyone else has said, plan to bring $ for the Crab Shack (Chez Monique’s is closed) and expect to spend 1.5-2 hours there. Make sure you have your travel plans sorted as there is no service in Bamfield or Port Renfrew. The trailhead is 5km from services (including a working phone) on both ends. A must do adventure for any avid hiker!

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blowdown
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scramble
5 months ago

Given the other wildlife viewing and beach access opportunities around, this hike is NOT worth it. It is an extremely unpleasant hike - very muddy, despite being late summer, and full of obstacles, making it really tedious, and frankly hard to enjoy the surrounding beauty since you have to look down at your feet the whole time. We saw so many people coming back out after having backpacked in - I can't even image dealing with all of the fallen timber with a back pack on! And of all the people we saw coming out, there were maybe 2 of them that appeared to be enjoying themselves. We went on this hike partially because it was one of the only trails around that allowed dogs, but even for our dogs it was a pain in the butt. We are from Oregon and do all kinds of hiking, so perhaps we're spoiled - this trail was not worth the effort because the beach we were camped at, Pachena Bay was just as beautiful without the tedium! Keeha is not a place to get away from people, since, as noted, there were a lot of people there. Also, there is a closer parking space that the one advertised, if you do choose to go. Just cuts off a bit of the hike, but anything is worth it. Drive down the road the sign directs you to, but just after the parking area, there is another road to the left, take that, then right, and drive a little further to the trail junction.

Can’t say anymore than what you all know about this trail. Incredible!! 2nd time, and it didn’t get any easier. My wife and I are 60 yrs old. Watch out for the hole on side of the suspension bridge.

Completed the trail Monday morning, started out Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00pm. Amazingly beautiful, saw whales, bears, bald eagles, golden eagle, sea lions, hummingbirds and so many other little critters. The hike is hard, it is like the hardest, longest, muddiest obstacle course you will ever do. But so worth every minute, every blister, every ladder and every tear. Not for the faint of hearts, I am terrified of ladders and knew what I was getting into ahead of time, I did really well for the first four days, but there was one section of ladders on the fifth that almost stopped me in my tracks and I cried coming down.

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rocky
6 months ago

Hiked the WCT for my first time in May 2019. Planning ahead is a must! Pack smart and light as you can! My pack weighed 37lbs and I am 5,7 145lbs. Took myself 6 days (6th day coming out at port renfrew) it was well worth the blisters and mud. 10/10 recommend this hike.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
6 months ago

Completed this amazing adventure. Did north to south- started Thursday around 1pm and finished Monday around 10am. Very hard, challenging hike but worth every minute of it. Had no rain which was great but was very muddy.

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