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Worth the Ferry and strenuous hike

You do not need to be an experienced hiker to do this hike. You just need to be an athlete and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Sara K
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challenging but rewarding

definitely challenging and strenuous-totally wild trail with 'obstacle course, i.e. fallen trees. I... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Inna P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

You do not need to be an experienced hiker to do this hike. You just need to be an athlete and strong minded. Not for someone with bad knees however. Bring: 3L of water per person Day bag Lunch for the top Hiking boots Hiking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sara K
Reviewed 27 August 2018

definitely challenging and strenuous-totally wild trail with 'obstacle course, i.e. fallen trees. I should learn by now that when they say " intermediate to advanced" on west coast it really means "very hard", lol. Having said that, one can do it even without being an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We heard of this unique hike by mere chance, when discussing with a ranger at the information centre south of Long Beach. The trip is long and somewhat harduous, with a 730m climb in the rainforest, with steep trails, but the view is decidedly worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

My first experience to climb up the mountain was not the easiest - although it was certainly worth the view once you get all the way up to 730m elevation gain! I almost cried as I overlooked Ahousaht Sound. The beautiful scenery is simply breathtaking;...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Janessa E
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The trail is really not well maintained. You will have to step over several fallen trees on the track. It had rained the day before our hike and the first 5 km were almost impassable because of the water holes. Not to mention that this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank cath5rine6
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We are very experienced day hikers. We have hiked all over the country and done up to 15 miles in a day. We have done many other hikes listed as "strenuous", and never had any major problems, until we did this hike. This was the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank hikingfool2018
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Defiantly a challenge because of the tree roots and mud... trail markers can dissappear at times also. But worth it for the view. Check out both lookouts as I only went to one not knowing another was there. Bring mosquito repellant and water which I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank in2tiv
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this hike. The trail was well marked but a challenging climb through trees & forest. The views from the top of the surrounding islands were spectacular. Also the boat ride over to Meares island from Tofino was lovely. Eric our boat driver pointed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This hike is not for the faint hearted you will have to be in very good physical condition and have perfect balance, more like climbing than hiking be very careful on the decent very slippy lots of hard tree roots and steep, safety concerns as...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Familyguy38
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Located on Meares Island you take a water taxi to get there. 10-20 dollars and a five minute ride. The hike takes you through a dense forest, climbing over and under fallen logs and big, tangling roots. It starts out pretty flat but gets steeper...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Britni B
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Response from Sara K | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs in september. Be aware there were very few creeks as we ascended (in September) pack extra water in case. 3L minimum per person + dog
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Response from BunkyDeCrow |
Tofino Water Taxi will take you there. Call 250-725-8844 to reserve.