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Walk the Wild Side Trail

Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 1A0, Canada
+1 250-670-6803
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Nice hike

Great hike. Hard to find the trail. Got dropped off but Atleo Air and pilot did not know where the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Victoria_girl74
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Victoria, BC
Best thing to do in Tofino!

This was a magical experience. Anna set up everything and was there personally to greet us. We were... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
hamasi
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Santa Barbara, California
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Walk the Wild Side is a 11km hike historically used by the Ahousaht people. Visitors now have the opportunity to experience the culture of the trail while hiking along forest boardwalk and 8 gorgeous beaches. Used by the Ahousaht people for thousands of years, Walk the Wild Side Trail is an 11km escape into the remote wilderness of Clayoquot Sound. First restored in the early 1990’s, Walk the Wild Side Trail has developed into must-see ecotourism destination for those visiting Tofino and Ucluelet. Take a tour through the Maaqtusiis reserve and then head out on to the trail with your Ahousaht Heritage Trail guidebook for the ultimate cultural experience!
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“cow bay” (8 reviews)
“great hike” (4 reviews)
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Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 1A0, Canada
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+1 250-670-6803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike. Hard to find the trail. Got dropped off but Atleo Air and pilot did not know where the trail started. Wondered for 45 minutes to find it. If you pay the trail fee in Tofino, some locals tried to scam us and make...More

Thank Victoria_girl74
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a magical experience. Anna set up everything and was there personally to greet us. We were picked up by boat in Tofino harbor by Danny. After a 30 min boat trip, we toured the Ahousat village to learn all about their beautiful culture...More

Thank hamasi
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This hike is well laid out but takes you through pristine forests and beaches. The rain misted as it should for a rainforest but then would clear to gorgeous sunshine. It’s a must-do for your list.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

I did this trail this past weekend and it blew me away. Transportation to Flores Island was as simple as walking to the dock and asking around. The locals are extremely friendly and welcoming. The trail itself is breathtaking, through green canopies and along the...More

2  Thank Hannah B
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely incredible over night hike. Make sure you ask for a map at the office (we ended up getting lost on the trail of tears thinking it was the next cut through). The people of Ahousat are so very welcoming. We timed...More

1  Thank LMR82
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

We did this hike this past week. It was a wonderful hike, with a number of different beaches and fabulous big trees. Highly recommended.

Thank Evelyn H
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

I've done this trail 5 times, and love it. The staff are so friendly and helpful. You cross seven beaches to get to Cow Bay! Try to time it, though, when there's a low tide so that you can ford the river just north of...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

a wonderful trail around a variety of seascapes, everything from right beside the roaring ocean to cliffs overlooking bays where you can look out for miles-and maybe see a whale spout!

1  Thank Cabbie4110
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Flores Island, near Tofino. Take a water-taxi in Tofino, pay a trail-fee. You can choose " sleep in the lodge or the forest". The trail is long, magic, ...you will probably be aloneee.....with the wolves. ;) . Recommendation: respect the wild trail and keep your...More

3  Thank TeresaBCN29
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is an easy walk along the coastline. Information boards along the way, lots of benches to sit and reflect and take in the views. Endless opportunities for taking photos. Excellent for everyone.

Thank Lorraine A
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robotwigs
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Thanks Kirsty!
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Response from Cabbie4110 | Reviewed this property |
it's a year-round trail, I think it's only closed in serious wind storms
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Response from spiritbear07 | Reviewed this property |
I have been hiking this trail for 14 years and have never seen a cougar or bear. I do have pictures of cougar prints though. Once the Ahousaht people came and tracked me down because a cougar and I had crossed paths each of... More
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