Rainforest Trail, Tofino

4.8
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Stroll through a dense tropical rainforest on a wooden boardwalk at Rainforest Trail. You may even forget about the small, unobtrusive path as you take in the lush surroundings. Sunlight peers through the trees, revealing the moss-covered forest floor. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and a wide variety of mushrooms along the way. Don't forget to watch your step: the path is elevated at some parts, and moss on the planks can get quite slippery. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rainforest Trail by using our Tofino online road trip planner .
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  • I learned that there are temperate and tropical rainforests in the world. This was an enjoyable easy short hike that took me by surprise. There were lots of signs to encourage learning about the fores...  more »
  • even even if you've been to other Rain Forest Trails... You need to go to this one. You will be constantly amazed. Your photos will not do Your sites Justice. Fuzzy hair warning for those of you with ...  more »
  • It's a nice trail, well landscaped decks. Many stairs, but a short walk, 1.1 km. If you already been in rain forests are more often, I'd maybe about store, it is maybe some against
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  • Great trail close by to all the resorts. I like how there are mini stops that give information of your surroundings, such as information on Nurse trees. An easy hike for all people with various hiking experience. The planks that run around the whole trail make it very easy to navigate. There are two trails each are about 1km long. A great day hike before lunch or your dinner. A definite must if you are a bit of an explorer or if you are wanting a bit of a wild life experience but are not a hardcore hiker. Fun for all!
  • Very well maintained and a beautiful short walk. Lots of new boardwalks and very interesting informational boards. Easy enough for smaller kids, but lots of stairs. Decent parking space but could be hard to get a spot when really busy.
  • Among the wide variety of beautiful parks in Beautiful British Columbia and on beautiful Vancouver Island, this could be the most beautiful. And it's not just the amazing colors of foliage, or that you walk on the wooden pathways and steps above and over the lush vegetation - it's the feel, the scent, the emotion of it. True rainforest, like you're in Jurassic Park, but actually enjoying it. Do try to make it there during a rainy day (which should not be too hard), the feeling of immersion, of becoming part of this forest is greatly amplified. If I could hike this trail every weekend - I would.
  • A very nice trail on wooden boardwalks located on both sides of the highway. Becareful crossing the street as the speed limit is high around here. It is a short trail and close to the highway but once inside you'll soon forget the road noise. The trail will take you down to a steep set of stairs into the forest and weaving you through thick foliage. It's unique and we enjoyed it very much.
  • Very nice and informative trail. Slightly eerie place just before sunset when it's not busy. I went around both trails practically by myself without seeing other people.
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