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

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muddy
2 days ago

Lots of fun, even when extra muddy in March. Make sure you grab a walking stick on the way in to test out depth of the boggy areas. Skirting the deeper/wetter areas sped things up on the way back, just keep an eye on where the trail markers are.

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Beautiful board walk trail. Had some ice build up so be careful. Trail A that is north of highway is closed due to storm damage.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome freaking awesome! You get to terrain through deep forest n a swampy bog. You will get wet no matter what and there are some hairy situations so have good hiking footwear. It’s one I’ll be doing again several times. As a big guy, terribly out of shape with horrible horrible knees, I wouldn’t have made it without my poles. Just a heads up for others like myself :)

Always amazing in any weather! Take an early morning tour to avoid crowds, especially in summer. Or camp at the Campground, stay at the InnChanter or Hotsprings Lodge in the village.

Stunning boardwalk trail with really nice old growth west coast forest, dripping in moss. Go at a low tide and walk along the beach to the right and around the point to access Schooner Cove, a very beautiful and less frequently visited beach.

hiking
2 months ago

I like this trail and even though it's often muddy its a good hike. If you go in summer it's usually a dry hike and worthy. Hiking around the Pacific Rim park has so many great spots like Canso Crash Site, Big Tree Trail, Rainforest Trail and others, I never tire of this area. Each time we go we used to try a different place to stay but lately we make Tofino Resorts and Marina our home base. Love the Hatch. Another great one in the area is Wild Pacific Trail, don't miss that one. There's also a trail that many don't know of at Radar Hill. It starts at the parking lot and it's a mile long hike down to the beach.

Probably more on the hard side, as opposed to moderate. Sections of the trail cross marshes, you will most likely need to get wet past your ankle to get through. That all being said, it's an awesome trail, and if you can hack it you should probably go.

There will be mud! Sometimes knee high if you don’t pick the right path....
All reviews hold true when it comes to the hike being very muddy. Once you leave the creepy abandoned building it’s a chose your own adventure kinda hike with lots of ribbons and ropes that may confuse you. Other than that, it was a great hike/adventure. Probably not your first date kinda hike unless you’re testing one another.
Just remember, no matter what way you go, THERE WILL BE an anonymous amount of MUD. Good luck out there!

Great hike! Very moody but perfect to go to a place not so crowded!
The airplane and destination makes it a really fun hike.

Very very muddy, I went a few days ago and honestly I would wait until the trail dries out and do it next year. But the view at the end was awesome. It’s a shame for the mud, there is so many different trails because people are trying to not swim but then you get lost getting there.

I love this trail. lots of beautiful trees and a boardwalk that leads to a beach. worth checking out and wander on the beach !

Beautiful figure eight loop. Both trails are open. Trail A has some road noise, Trail B is tranquil and quiet. Amazing spider webs on the trees when the sun hits them just right.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy hike! Very cool boardwalk leads you through the green Forrest floor. Super easy and short.

Muddy but great trail. Amazing view of the plane in the end. Keep in mind that you’ll have to climb over multiple trees. Completed it in 2:20. Many different paths that lead to the same point.

hiking
6 months ago

Depending on the time of year be prepared to get knee deep in mud! It's a fairly easy trail with little incline. My dog loved swimming through the mud - my vehicle however disagreed! It's a really fascinating hike, when we got to the bomber we climbed up it and ate sandwiches appreciating the fact the everyone managed to survive the crash despite how mangled the plane is. Really worth taking a couple hours to do.

hiking
6 months ago

Not strenuous, but an absolute stunner. Combination on old cedar forest, stream valleys and the finale at schooner cove beach. All in 2km roundtrip.

Wonderful rainforest, only drawback is the traffic noise pollution along some parts of the trail, due to the proximity to Highway 4.

we were lucky that the trail was dry when we went, still quite muddy though. not very well marked, lots of other trails running through it but we followed the orange/pink tape, found our way easily. easy hike, well worth it! it was neat to see a part of history!

hiking
6 months ago

Make sure you go on a clear day for the view! Fun and challenging hike. The first, flat section of the trail was boggy so be prepared to sink into some mud if it's rained recently! Definitely happy I was wearing boots and not trail runners.

We did both loops with our kids, stopping along the way to read the signs and learn more about the rainforest. Such a beautiful environment. The boardwalks are fantastic...many steps but very doable for active families.

Beautiful nature!

Walk through beautiful moss covered forest down to gorgeous beach. All along wooden boardwalks / steps.

7 months ago

Great hike. Amazing views and old growth cedar forests. It’s well marked, but lots of roots, trees, and rocks to climb over. Getting down is as tough as going up. This hike Is much more on the “hard” end of the scale, and can be quite challenging esp above 300m elevation. You’re asked to pay $10 per hiker at the camp steward station. Well worth it though.

hiking
7 months ago

A “must do” if visiting Tofino. Lots of stairs and a narrow wooden pathway. Not for anyone who struggles physically

on Canso Crash Site Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Mud gets really thick at some points and becomes difficult to maneuver about halfway in... Got one leg stuck, after that didn’t really care much about keeping clean, so prepare to get a little messy

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is absolutely stunning and great for kids. We did both loops with our little one in a baby carrier. Lots of steps but the boardwalk makes the hike easy as pie. Nice and calm beautiful walk for our family

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was AWESOME. I was skeptical about it being a little much for my wife hiking with our little one in a carrier but the trail was not sketchy at all. Boardwalk the entire way through the rainforest, to then opening up to a gorgeous stretch of pacific beach. I think we just lucked out with timing because the tide seemed low so we were able to hike out to one of the little islands you could tell is surrounded by water when the tide is in. But even if you were to hike this trail during high tide you are totally safe on the trail itself. Just don’t wander too far on to the beach at the end, that’s where you need to be considerate of tide danger.

Nice boardwalk with great springs at the end. Lots of stairs on the boardwalk and some slippery rocks to get into the springs proper. Be prepared! Wear good shoes!

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