Pacific Rim Coast Trail

4 or 6 HOURS   |   MODERATE

The Pacific Rim Coast Trail is considered one of the premier day hikes in Tofino and Ucluelet, an iconic experience within easy reach of both communities. The route is comprised of 4 beautiful beaches and 5 of the National Park's hiking trails. Immerse yourself in the coastal temperate rainforest and discover the rich natural history of Vancouver Island's west coast. Why hike the Pacific Rim Trail with a guide? As certified professionals, we are experts in wildlife management, in local weather conditions and terrain. In addition to keeping you safe, each hiking guide is passionate about sharing their intimate knowledge of this landscape with you. If you are short on time or don't think you want to hike for the full trail, no problem! There are a few exit points along the way and you have the choice to do this as either a 8km or 14km hike. Let us know if you would like to book a custom route.


  • Tofino and Ucluelet's premier day hike
  • Best beaches and trails of the National Park
  • Sharing stories and showing you places less travelled


$175/$250 per person

price based on 2 participants

  • Duration: 4 hours / 6 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 8 km (4.9 miles) / 14 km (8.7 miles)
  • Type: Day Hike / Private
  • Location: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit
  • Terrain: Sandy beach, wooden boardwalk, gravel trail
  • Group Size: 1-10 people
  • Season: May to September

  • We can provide transportation to and from the National Park upon request or you can rendezvous with your guide at the trailhead. These details will be discussed during the booking process.


  • You will need a reasonable level of fitness. You will need to be able to walk for 3-4 hours at a time on undulating paths. Most of the trails are hard packed sand, boardwalks and rain forest trails. You do not need to have any previous hiking experience before you join this tour. You will receive instructions and a full briefing by your experienced hiking guide before you set off. Content with occasional steep section but primarily gradual. Few hazards such as uneven terrain and slippery rocks. Good mobility required.
  • Suitable for ages 12 and up.

  • A professional and knowledgeable hiking guide
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Use of day pack (upon request)
  • Use of hiking poles (upon request)
  • Transportation for groups of 1-4 people (upon request)
  • National Park Entry Fee

  • Transportation for groups of 5+ people (available for additional cost)
  • Water (1 litre recommended)
  • Gratuity for your guide

  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor exercise and close-toed shoes suitable for hiking.
  • It's always a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket or an additional layer such as a warm sweater as coastal weather can change quickly - even on sunny days!
  • It's also a good idea to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a snack and your camera!
  • We ask that you please bring your own reusable water bottle - we're working to reduce plastic waste. Did you know that Tofino has some of the cleanest and freshest tap water in the world? Our fresh water supply comes from Colnett Mountain on the beautiful Meares Island. If you don't have a bottle of your own; Reusable Bottles are available for purchase at our Storm Light Outfitter's Booking Office along with a variety of outdoor gear.

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