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Rainforest Trail featuring forest scenes and a bridge

Journey through lush foliage dense with colossal trees as you discover why this is one of the best-loved hiking trails near Ucluelet.

Walk the Rainforest Trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and you’re sure to fall in love with the forest. The route winds through enchanting habitats that almost seem intentionally designed to promote peaceful reflection.

Wander along boardwalks and up and down stairs on a path that’s easy enough for most ability levels, but is rarely straight or flat. The boardwalk solves the issue of difficult forest terrain, making this a safe and simple walk regardless of the weather. If your group includes kids or older people, look for the benches where they can rest along the way.

Choose between Loop A and Loop B, two winding routes that lead through different sections of the forest. Or, as each one is just around 0.5 miles (roughly 1 kilometer) long, do both routes in one day. As you go, look for the educational signs that offer tidbits of information about the forest and the many fascinating animals which thrive in it.

If you’re lucky, the peaceful stillness of the forest may be interrupted by the sound of a marten foraging in the undergrowth, or even the distant rustling of a bear on the move. Deer, cougars and wolves are also among the animals that live in this rainforest. The route is a favorite with birdwatchers too, so remember to bring your binoculars.

Opportunities for the perfect vacation picture abound. Trailing curtains of green make the ideal background for a photo. Try to capture the sheer size of the trees with your camera. It’s an impossible challenge, but it’s fun to try.

Breathe in the rainforest air and escape the realities of everyday life. With enormous trees, such as cedars, rising up around you on all sides, this is the place to come to get some perspective.

Drive to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve from Ucluelet or Tofino in between 3 to 4 hours. Look for the signposts for the Rainforest Trail parking lot along the Pacific Rim Highway. Park your car and leave your worries with it as you step into the green and tranquil world of the rainforest.

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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
2450 Tofino Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
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Situated in a rural location, this romantic chalet is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clayoquot Sound and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Fletchers ...
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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Romantic Rainforest Retreat ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Romantic Rainforest Retreat ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
2450 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy., Ucluelet, BC
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Situated by the ocean, this romantic cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clayoquot Sound and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Fletchers Beach ...
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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Romantic Rainforest Retreat ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Luxury Log Cabin ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Secluded Beaches
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Luxury Log Cabin ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Secluded Beaches
2450 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy., Ucluelet, BC
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Situated in Ucluelet, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clayoquot Sound and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Fletchers Beach and Wya Welcome ...
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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Luxury Log Cabin ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Secluded Beaches
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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
2450 Tofino Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Very Private Log Chalet ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
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Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Romantic Rainforest Retreat ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
2450 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy., Ucluelet, BC
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Romantic Rainforest Retreat ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Beach
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Luxury Log Cabin ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Secluded Beaches
Florencia Bay Hideaway ~ Luxury Log Cabin ~ Hot Tub ~ Walk to Secluded Beaches
2450 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy., Ucluelet, BC
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Wya Point Resort
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2695 Tofino-Ucluelet Highway, Ucluelet, BC
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Large 1 Bedroom Suite Close to Florencia Bay Trail
2465 Tofino Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Large 1 Bedroom Suite Close to Florencia Bay Trail
A Tamarack House
A Tamarack House
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2430 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet, BC
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Private Oceanview Retreat Between Ucluelet and Tofino
Private Oceanview Retreat Between Ucluelet and Tofino
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Private Oceanview Retreat Between Ucluelet and Tofino
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The Clearwater by Evergreen Forest Cabins
227 Mavis Ave, Ucluelet, BC
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Evergreen Rainforest Retreat- Salal
227 Mavis Ave, Ucluelet, BC
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