Clayoquot Hiking Trails RatingAt 53 metres, Virgin Falls is quite an impressive sight.  You walk through the short, two minute forest trail to reach it and it fills your view.  It is located in a beautiful oasis it has created.  A large, ice cold and crystal clear pool with pebble rocks and waterfall battered logs that flows out in a large, meandering stream through the trees. 

  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProIncredibly scenic waterfalls
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProHard to get to, so usually deserted
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProTent clearings very close to the falls
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProVery remote wilderness paradise
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProSerene escape from busier attractions
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProA great little hut is found nearby
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProWonderfully adventurous road trip
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConVery long & narrow access road
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConNeed a 4x4 to manage the road
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConPaint scratching trees are unavoidable

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The whole area is surrounded by huge trees and you feel a strange sense of comfort, like you are in protected place.  And when you roll out your sleeping bag in the spectacular setting, you will never want to leave.

The small, but very inviting camping area is amazing.  Huge trees to your back, phenomenal waterfall to your front.  Room for two tents near the cozy and clean fire pit.  Endless firewood litters the edge of the waterfalls pool beautifully.  Though the loud waterfall makes conversation a bit tough.  The wonderful area where the fire is is somewhat sheltered by a couple large trees deflecting some sound and making the camping area all the better.

The Virgin Falls Road is pretty bad, though very beautiful.  It is hardly maintained, though still used logging road that hugs the coast much of its 31k length from the Kennedy River bridge turnoff.  The potholes are numerous, though expected.  What isn't expected is the narrow, overgrown sections.  If you value your vehicles paint, you will find yourself gritting your teeth quite a bit.  But then if you have a 4x4, you should likely be used to that and be fine barrelling through these narrow sections.  If you are planning on driving up without a 4x4 you should be able to make it, though there are a couple of steep sections that you may have to make a couple runs at to get up. 

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Clayoquot Hiking Trails

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The Wild Pacific Trail is a must see on any visit to Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet and/or Tofino.  Located in Ucluelet, the Wild Pacific Trail is ...
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Victoria Hiking Trails

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The West Coast Trail

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