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The Big Tree Trail

Meares Island, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Stunning!

A wonderful & very peaceful walk amongst the majestic trees, flora & fauna in one of the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krsthom
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Sherwood Park, Canada
Unique boardwalk. Fascinating trees such as The Hanging Garden.

This is an easy one hour walk if you do the short loop. The longer loop will take longer. Main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DMK32
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Collingwood, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Meares Island, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful & very peaceful walk amongst the majestic trees, flora & fauna in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Thank krsthom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy one hour walk if you do the short loop. The longer loop will take longer. Main attraction is the Hanging Garden tree and the Tree of Life. Nice zodiac ride over with Ocean Outfitters.

Thank DMK32
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very peaceful hike. There is a boardwalk that was nice for about 25 minutes of our 2.5 hour hike which helped with the mud. As we went after some heavy rains the trail was not tough in regards to huge elevation changes...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

My husband declared that this hike was the highlight of our 3 weeks in Canada. He loved the quiet, serenity of the forest and the giant cedar trees. Some of them are estimated to be over 1,000 years old. For us seniors, it was a...More

Thank SUE H
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great trail, is not hard to get there. The smell of pine is too strong along the trail. Big tree is really big hahaha

Thank Laís B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This was the first trail we hiked after arriving in Tofino and no other trail has been able to match its beauty and wildness. There’s a primitive boardwalk that ends where the real adventure begins. This trail isn’t difficult, but it is challenging -best suggestion...More

1  Thank jeanineng
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We did the entire trail in just over 2 hours. Prompt service from Tofino Water Taxi- called that morning & met us at 10:00 am in Tofino. Short boat ride to Meares Island. Trails were muddy but we had been told to wear good rubber...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

On the way to Tofino, you drive right through the Cathedral Grove, and there are lots of easy hiking trails in a beautiful forest. The Big Tree is worth seeing, as it's huge!

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Do yourself the favor of reading a bit about the history before you come, but when you get here be sure to spend a decent amount of time marvelling at giants of the natural world. This is a place dreams are made of.

2  Thank Lyle P
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a nice boardwalk hike through old growth forest. The boardwalk is a natural "rough" boardwalk and can be slippery. The hike is not long if you just do the boardwalk portion.

Thank Leslie H
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