Friday Feature Footslog

Find out where the locals are doing it!


WHAT THE HECK IS FOOTSLOGGING?
TO WALK OR MARCH FOR A LONG DISTANCE, TYPICALLY WEARILY OR WITH EFFORT.

Schooner Cove Tofino    

What we love most about this featured hike is that you can customize your distance depending on how much energy you’re willing to exert. You can spend an hour and see the view or turn your adventure into a full day excursion.


Where are we going?

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: Schooner Cove

How are we getting there? 

Just a short drive south of Tofino, just past the entrance signs for the Pacific Rim National Park, you’ll find the well-marked parking lot on the right side. The trailhead starts at the left corner of the lot where we were greeted by some menacing signs. We were unclear about the messaging and questioned the legitimacy but exercised caution none-the-less. 

 

 

What do we need to know?

This trail is comprised of a narrow wooden boardwalk that meanders down into a valley and through the trees. Regardless of weather, the wood can be quite slick so good shoes/boots are recommended. Boardwalk bonus is that you are elevated from the mud-bogs beneath the planks, keeping your footwear dry and clean.


Away we go!

The trail itself is about 2km but once you hit the beach, you can walk for miles along a vast shoreline. To the left you’ll see Long Beach, Incinerator Rock and beyond. To the right you can walk to the dunes of Schooner Cove. Slog it out or keep it simple. Either way, you're in for a treat!

 
*** WATCH THE TIDES ***
Don’t find yourself trapped on the other side of the rock crop!
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HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR EXPERIENCE:

ADD SOME DISTANCE: Discover more local favourite hikes on our staff picks page!


TRY A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: Take to the skies with our scenic flights!

PACK A PICNIC: Allow our culinary team to prepare you a lunch to-go!




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