Rainforest Trails 1 & 2 Tofino & Ucluelet Hiking Trails
The Rainforest Trail is a fantastic, deep, dark, wet and wonderful walk through a giant tree forest. There are two beautiful 1km rainforest loop trails. One on the ocean side of the highway, the other on the forest side. Both are equally beautiful and both have an elaborate boardwalk system that at times seems luxurious as it keeps you tidily above the deep, mossy, wet, and chaotic forest floor.
For an amazing, jungle experience this is the place to go. The forest is deep, wet and massive. Very massive. The wonderful aroma of nature fills your lungs as this incredibly elaborate boardwalk runs along massive nurse logs, huge cedars and an astounding array of young and ancient trees.
You come out of this forest in awe of how beautiful this Tofino - Ucluelet stretch of land is. This is the away-from-the-ocean, BC Coastal Rainforest at its best. And there are two trails, remarkably different, so really it's a figure 8 trail. Do it all and marvel at the wonderful, wet and wild Clayoquot Sound.
Driving Directions: Rainforest Trails 1 & 2
From Tofino drive along the Pacific Rim Highway for 23 kilometres and you will see the sign for the Rainforest Trail on your right. If coming from Ucluelet, drive for 18 kilometres and you will see the Rainforest Trail sign indicating to turn left to the parking lot. Both trails leave from this parking lot, however, on of the trails is on the other side of the highway.
Other Hiking Trails and Beaches Nearby:
Spruce Fringe Trail - wonderful boardwalk to a beautiful beach, 40 minutes to beach
Long Beach - spectacular beach, quick access from parking