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    D.j. Jacobs completed Heliotrope Ridge Trail

    11 days ago

    D.j. Jacobs followed Jake Lake

    12 days ago

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Rainforest Figure Eight

    12 days 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

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Schooner Trail

    12 days 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.

    D.j. Jacobs completed Schooner Trail

    12 days ago

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park Trail

    12 days ago

    Absolutely beautiful short hike. We lucked out with awesome weather the day we hiked. Short sweet and great for kids

    D.j. Jacobs completed Rainforest Figure Eight

    13 days ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Canso Crash Site Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Wild Pacific Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Wild Pacific Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Schooner Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Rainforest Figure Eight

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs completed Gaviota Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs added Gaviota peak hike

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs saved Gaviota Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs completed Inspiration Point

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs added partial inspiration trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.j. Jacobs completed Trillium Trail

    3 months ago

    D.j. Jacobs added Trillium Trail

    3 months ago

    D.j. Jacobs followed Sage Keltee

    4 months ago

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Mount Mitchell Trail

    5 months ago

    Fun hike. I couldn’t have asked for better weather for doing this in February. Had all my cold weather gear packed and ready just in case but ended up leaving it behind once the forecast was 75 and sunny for the day.

    I was able to summit and back in about 4-1/2 hours doing this solo. 3 up, 1.5 down. Lots of rocks and roots so take your time, and plan to take much longer if you’re doing this with kids or anyone who hasn’t done much hiking. It’s definitely do-able as a day hike, but would probably take up a whole day for anyone with kids or not in the best shape. It’s not extremely challenging or dangerous at any points. Just a strenuous 6 miles steady up hill. Trekking poles helped save my knees a lot, I highly recommend busting them out for a steady uphill hike like this. I went through 3 liters of water on this hike and saw a lot of people trying to go out with next to none. Don’t short yourself on the Agua

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Mount Mitchell Trail

    5 months ago

    D.j. Jacobs completed Mount Mitchell Trail

    5 months ago

    D.j. Jacobs reviewed Rialto Beach Trail

    5 months ago

    Hiked this trail two weeks ago. Carried 50lb packs and camped about 5 miles out. Now maybe things are much different in the summer when the weather is a little more forgiving, but I definitely wouldn’t rate this trail as easy! Once you get out past “Hole in the Wall” the hiking terrain is constantly changing between different wet rock scrambles...some very slippery. It’s a lot of fun! But not something you can speed through, or ever want to do in the dark (my partner really didn’t understand why I wanted to get started so early, so our timeline was poor)

    Tides are no joke. Get a tide chart along with a map from the ranger station. We did this in the winter, when the tides are their worst. There are points that are impassible during high tide if the sea level is high enough. Us being ignorant, we’re sure that we could take detour routes at these impassable spots. No. The rangers aren’t lying when they say impassible. We hiked straight up a mountain side probably steeper then a 45 degree angle for 20 minutes, slipping and sliding through thick temperate rainforest growth and still couldn’t find any passage way to come out around our road block. Waited 2 hours for the tide to lower just enough to make it by, and on the other side of our attempted detour was a straight cliff. So it’s a good thing we gave up on our detour climb.

    Set up camp in a small cove on a soft sand beach about a mile past Chile shipwreck memorial. Ocean was hundreds of yards away. 2:30 in the morning I’m waking my buddy up because the tide is about to reach his tent. At high tide of 9.5’ that night, the entire cove that we camped in turned into the ocean. We had plenty of time to get to safe ground, but the situation easily could have turned bad if something like bad weather was in play too.

    Don’t be the dummies like us, and prepare accordingly! We expected this to literally be a walk on the beach, and Mother Nature swiftly reminded us the price of ignorance.
    Otherwise beautiful hike. The overcast wild beach scenery is something like off of a movie. Drift wood tree trunks everywhere that are larger then any trees I’ve seen before, and they just get tossed inland by the ocean like toothpicks.