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Hiking in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Take pleasure in the sounds of the rainforest. In the evening hours enjoy the sound of native frogs orchestrate their courtship and mating rituals. In the day explore the beaches of Pacific Rim and discover the unique habitat where the ocean meets the rainforest! This forest and marine environment is home to many special and unique species, such as the Red-legged Frog and the Western Redback Salamander. Learn more about what you can do to protect salamanders and frogs in their natural habitats by contacting Parks Canada.
There are a variety of trails to choose from in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve:
- Willowbrae Trail – 2.8 km trail traces a portion of the pioneer route that linked Ucluelet to Tofino.
- South Beach Trail – 1.5 km shoreline trail follows a moss-draped forest that enjoys vistas of the west coast. Enjoy the sounds of South Beach – famous for the music of stones rolling in the surf.
- Nuu-chah-nulth Trail – 2.5 km trail links Wickaninnish Beach and Florencia Bay. Interpretative signs and a totem give hikers a glimpse into local First Nation culture. Enjoys vistas from Quisitis headlands.
- Bog Trail – 0.8 km boardwalk displays hundreds of year old shorepine trees, colourful sphagnum moss, and rare sundews (carnivorous plants).
- Rainforest Trail – 1 km boardwalk through pristine old growth rainforest. Take in sites of moss covered fallen logs, ancient trees, ferns, and young trees.
- Spruce Fringe Trail – 0.5 km trail leads to Combers Beach. This nature trail features the effect of the wind and ocean’s salt on a Sitka spruce forest. A variety of birds and marine life can be viewed at Combers Beach.
- Schooner Beach Trail – 1 km trail follows along a stream in a mature rainforest. The trail leads you to Schooner Cove, a secluded and lovely beach at the northern end of Long Beach.