At kilometre zero, hikers can see this unique driftwood sign which welcomes visitors the spectacular Wild Pacific Trail.
Vancouver Island's West Coast offers spectacular views along its distinct rugged shoreline where forest and Ocean meet at the edge of the Pacific. Situated on the western edge of Ucluelet, hikers can explore the Wild Pacific Trail which spans a wide range of ecosystems from ocean to tidal zone to beach to rocky shore to bog and to coastal temperate rain forests.
The Wild Pacific Trail was envisioned and initiated by Ucluelet's 'Oyster Jim' Martin and work began on the trail in 1999. It continues to be an ongoing work in progress with plans to extend the trail north west 14 kilometres to Half Moon Bay in Pacific Rim National Park. Only hikers are permitted on the trails as no bicycles, horses or motorized vehicles are allowed. The Wild Pacific Trail (trail map) is broken into three sections:
It is important for hikers to stay on the marked trail to prevent damage to the fragile environment. New improvements and trail additions continue to make the Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet's most popular hiking destinations. Explore Vancouver Island's spectacular shoreline and take in its breathtaking views from the Wild Pacific Trail!
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaThe Wild Pacific Trail is composed of three sections located on the western edge of Ucluelet.
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