One of the best things about living in Ucluelet is having easy access to a world renowned coastal trail! The Wild Pacific Trail offers several kilometers of shoreline and rainforest trails along the west side of the Ucluelet peninsula. At times you'll be skirting a clifftop path, walking next to a pebbled beach covered in drift logs, navigating through a thick rainforest lush with greenery, or watching the mighty surf crash and surge into black rocky headlands.
There are several sections of the Wild Pacific Trail, most are accessible from town and are for all ages and abilities. Here is the trail information from the Wild Pacific Trail Society.
This section is a 30 to 45 minute loop - 2.6 kms with an easy grade along the coast, and hills inland. Allow extra time to enjoy views from frequent benches.
One visitor posted advice on trip advisor to allow several hours for stopping in this section! READ MORE>
45-60 minutes – 2.75 kilometres one way– kilometre marker 4.0 to 6.75
Grade is moderate to challenging as you climb small hills and stairs. Begin at either Big Beach Children’s Interpretive Trail or Brown’s Beach parking lot. The entire route is along great coastal views after a short inland section near Brown's Beach.
There is a storm watching deck mid-way in this section. If the waves are large wear a waterproof layer for the sea spray. At the end of the Artist Loops section the trail divides for Ancient Cedars or Rocky Bluffs. READ MORE>
15-minute loop plus Rocky Bluffs section 15-20 minutes further north
Grade is easy until a short hilly section on the bluffs.
It is well worth the time to leave the wind sculpted coastline to visit the largest trees in the area at Ancient Cedars grove. Breathe in the heady scent of a stand of trees over 800 years old! READ MORE>