Clayoquot Hiking Trail RatingThe 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 actually a set of three trails that connect into a wonderful 8.4 kilometre route. The Lighthouse Loop trail is a great place to start is wild meandering 2.6km trail that has endless amazing ocean views and an amazing array of twisted, weather beaten, and endlessly interesting trees along the trail.

  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProEasy & convenient trails to get to
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProDramatically beautiful open ocean views
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProLots of sea life to see on the beaches
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProTrails reveal different sights constantly
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProTrails rarely feel busy
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProAncient Cedars Loop has 800 year old trees
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ProNew viewpoints are constructed often
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConNo access fees unlike most nearby trails
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConBeaches are not overly pretty
  • Clayoquot Hiking Trails ConFeels to close to civilisation

There are several great access points to the ocean where you can clamour over the rocks and see all sorts of sea life lurking in the pools and crevices where the ocean pours in and out of.The Wild Pacific Trail is wide and leisurely with numerous viewpoints to the ocean and guides you in and out of the forest on a constantly interesting route.  The Lighthouse Loop takes less than an hour to walk, though considerably more if you explore.

You can continue walking along Peninsula Road and Marine Drive to reconnect to the trail or a good idea is to drive to the parking on Marine Drive near Browns Beach.  This positions you in the middle of the other two section of the Wild Pacific Trail, Big Beach and Brown's Beach.

Big Beach has a large picnic area and a great ocean viewpoint.  There are three beach access points.  Browns' beach begins near Black Rock Resort and runs through a section of forest then three kilometres of beautiful ocean views until reaching Peninsula Road.  If you turn right here you can follow the bike trail to Forbes St and connect back to Marine Drive or simply retrace your steps to your car.

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