Canso Crash Site Trail is a 5.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberni-Clayoquot C, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
134 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

no dogs

hiking
9 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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
2 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
2 months ago

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
4 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

hiking
4 months ago

awesome historical distination. passed by a big round hole full of water (where the plane's munitions were blown up). VERY boggy trail, follow the ropes

hiking
6 months ago

Be ready for mud and trail that is tough to follow at times. But fun to do and a good adventure!

10 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Great hike but pretty difficult to make it to the plane. Wear rain boots!

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