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Backed by the Vancouver Island Range and facing the open Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim presents the rich natural and cultural heritage of Canada's west coast. Its cool and wet maritime climate produces an abundance of life in the water and on land. Lush coastal temperate rainforest gives way to bountiful and diverse intertidal and subtidal areas. These natural wonders are interwoven with the long and dynamic history of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and European explorers and settlers.

It was muddy, but due to the cold weather some bits were frozen, so we were fine in regular boots, though I could see it getting messy if the climate was warmer.
However, Milo my French bulldog was in desperate need of a bath afterwards.

The hike took us longer than expected because we had to manoeuvre around the puddles but that was half of the fun! It was neat to see the old plane sitting there among the trees. After a cup a tea to warm us up and a few photo ops we made our way back.

Overall we had a great time doing this hike and would definitely do it again. It was a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve!

It is a muddy hike but worth it to see that plane sitting there on the side of the mountain

Route A was good, saw some fish in the creek, but sadly route B was closed. Next time!!

walking
2 months ago

Awesome boardwalk through the rainforest. We saw salmon in the stream. Mushrooms and other fungi everywhere! There were a lot more stairs than I expected, but it's only 1.1km on the north side. Good signage, family enjoyed it.

walking
2 months ago

Boards were frosty and slick on a December afternoon, even though it was fairly warm and sunny. Very interesting place but no educational signage or pamphlets. I wouldn't recommend this as wheelchair accessible as some of the boards are broken and the boardwalk is uneven in places.

You will need to park at Radar Hill and hike 1/2 ml along the highway. No places to park on the road. Also need knee hi boots bc the mud is that deep.

walking
3 months ago

We went on a rainy, rainy day and everyone said, don't go when it's raining, cos it's muddy enough already. But we had so much fun.
Follow the tags and ropes after you get to the bog.

walking
3 months ago

Very cool boggy environment. My favorite.

Very pretty with educational things to read along the way.

Sometimes tricky trail, but well worth the effort of finding the shortest paths through mud to get to the plane.

nature trips
5 months ago

Beautiful walkway

walking
5 months ago

Short but nice walk, interesting change of scenery

hiking
5 months ago

The hike is fun as you try not to fall into the mud and the plane is incredible.

hiking
5 months ago

Encore un endroit magnifique....nous avons prolongé la ballade côté ouest, là, il n'y avait plus personne

hiking
6 months ago

Short trail with a steep hill down to the beach through a sitka spruce forest. From the beach you can continue to explore Pacific Rim National Park's fantastic beaches

hiking
6 months ago

Relative to other trails/walks in Pacific Rim National Park, this trail is not as exciting, the beaches you visit are nice and secluded though (Kwistis and South Beach). The South beach trail itself only goes as far as it's namesake beach the connecting trail to Florencia Bay is actually the Nuu-Chah Nulth trail.

walking
6 months ago

Very nice short trail. Interesting landscape, like walking through a Dr. Seuss book.

Gorgeous short trails into the rainforest, lots and lots of stairs

hiking
7 months ago

so much fun navigating around the mud and to find this at the end of the trail!

hiking
7 months ago

A difficult hike through lots of mud!! Well worth it though as the destination is fabulous. Definitely need hiking boots.
The trail starts easily enough and you go through an abandoned building (a bit weird, but legit) before continuing on through the bogs.

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