Schooner Cove, Tofino

4.7
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. Take a look at our Tofino trip itinerary website to schedule your visit to Schooner Cove and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We parked at Schooner Cove and then walked along the beach as far as we could go. There and back was a 3 hour brisk but meditative walk in the sunshine, with the sea spray on our faces. Bliss!  more »
  • It was my favorite of the pacific rim Park. The market is relatively easy. The section in the Woods is very very nice and the trail culminates on a beautiful beach. To do, it takes less than an hour.
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  • Great hike from rain forest to beach. Paths are all raised wooden walkways. Well maintained. Make sure you buy a park pass.  more »
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  • Stunning beach and a wonderful boardwalk/trail leading to the beach.
  • A great spot to take a walk. Go to the far right when you enter the beach. Go across the sandbar and to the right some more. Then climb the rocks (just left of the other huge beach you see) for one of the best ocean wave (hitting the rocks) shows in the area.
  • Raw beauty of the waves hitting the rocks
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