Old Growth and Living Forest Trail Loop [CLOSED]

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MacMillan Provincial Park

Old Growth and Living Forest Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 1 mile loop trail located near Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.0 miElevation gain157 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestWildlifeClosed
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Note: This park is closed. For up to date information, please see the park page here: http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/ Please note that this park is currently closed. For up to date information, please see the park page here: http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/ Two trails leading through a forest of large cedar and fir trees.

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Jackie Halladay
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Lexi V
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful!!

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Kiki Empey
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Walking

Nice gentle stroll to stretch your legs, good toilet facilities. Disappointing to see so many people off trail climbing on nurse logs etc.

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Janine Forrest
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nice quick easy walk with dog amoungst these giant trees... go for the view and feelings of amazement and wonder - its not for the workout! very muddy in sections.

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Krystine Mclean
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Nice little walk to stretch the legs. Love all the old growth trees. Muddy in spots which to be expected this time of year.

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Devynn Belliveau
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Hiking

Beautiful old trees and signage with interesting history. Easy walk

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Colleen Chapman
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Hiking

Tree are amazing to see! Easy easy trail!

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Jon Ai
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Hiking

Nice short 2 loops. The only problem is you would have to cross the main road to tackle the other loop of trail.

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John Turkish
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Hiking

A quintessential stop for families.

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Matt Bates
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Wonderful!

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Katarina Berceliova
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Bill Crook
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Hiking

Super day to walk the trails. Busy in spots like at the base of the oldest tree. Immaculately maintained and everyone respected the no garbage in rules. Spent about 90 minutes there with plenty of time to pause and take pictures. Lots of European tour groups going through. Makes me feel extra proud as a Canadian that we are so fortunate to have a preserve like this to enjoy and share with others!

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Rick Nieveld
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Hiking

Private property

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Martha Steeper
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Hiking

Really easy and well maintained - lots of people traffic

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Charlotte Bruce
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HikingMuddy

Only did the shorter of the two loops. Wear proper footwear.

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Karina C
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Hiking

If you are heading to Tofino from Parksville, right side of the trail still closed. Only right side trail open, very nice short easy walk.

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Storm Schreider
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Currently this side of the trail is closed due to repairs from the wind storm in December. Due to reopen around March. Other side of the trail is open.

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Laura Nelsen
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Walking

Beautiful, great stroll but it’s wet and muddy.even with rubber boots it was difficult in spots. I’d like to come back when it’s dry. Worth the spot to stretch the legs .

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Laura Ehnes
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Amazing trees, easy walk. Wear waterproof shoes- lots of puddles and mud :)

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Ghisele Twa
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Hiking

Short, easy trail. Everytime someone comes to visit me in Port I take them here. The trees are ridiculously huge! Very well maintained and taken path.

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Niklas Nxploring
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Hiking

Rain forest in Canada

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Joe Lawrence
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Walking

Massive 600-800 year old trees. Maybe 400 people in the tiny park, though. Always someone in front and in back of you. (Seemed like the smoke kept folks inside for the past few days and clear sky brought them out. ) I did notice a great diversity of people-- from kids, to handicapped to international folks.

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Vish VK
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As described. Amazing tall trees but many were felled by the storm in 1997.

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Britlynn Bryce
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Great for pictures and education on the history of the trees and area! Beautiful area for a casual walk.

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Clasikz User
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The spot I bring every single person that visits BC to. Hands down most beautiful spot on the Island (so far that I've seen) Not much of a "hike" though, just a nice stroll.

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D.j. Jacobs
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Hiking

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

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Gord Gibbings
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I only give it a 2because it's so short but it's one of the most gorgeous walks

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Jusko Michel
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Le plus beau trail pour voir des cèdres geants

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Kevin White
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Walked both sides and found the old growth nice to stroll through. Great walk with young people.

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Emily Willis
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I was there yesterday and the trails were quite icy with all of the snow we've received. However, I think I'd say it was a little less hazardous than the other side of the highway. Other than that, it was a beautiful day in a beautiful park. I strolled both sides and it took me about an hour.

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