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Schooner Cove, Tofino

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Take a scenic hike in Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim National Park at Schooner Cove. This relatively easy trail runs 2 km (1.2 mi) and alternates between gravel, stairs, and boardwalks. The trek starts in the forest, where you'll find large mushrooms, lush trees, and peculiar creatures like the banana slug. The last section of the trail delivers you to a quiet, clean beach, where you can explore pools at low tide. Remember to wear good hiking shoes, and be especially careful of slippery stairs and rocks. Also be aware that tides change quickly, so take caution when exploring the beach. With our online itinerary creator, Tofino attractions like Schooner Cove can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Boardwalk all the way with approx 337ish stairs one way! Great exercise but beautiful cove upon arrival. 
  • Loved the hike through the rainforest along the board walk (lots of stairs if that's an issue for you). The beach was beautiful. Wish we would have gotten there a bit earlier as tide was starting to c...  read more »
  • A beautiful hike to a stunning beach. We picked this hike because we wanted to go to the beach, but Long Beach was PACKED...I think they were having a surfing contest. The trail is really nice, mostly...  read more »
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