Located in the District of Ucluelet, the Wild Pacific Trail skirts the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Barclay Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west, the trail system offers spectacular shoreline panoramas and seaward vistas through ancient cedar and spruce framed platforms on headlands along the route. Divided into 4 sections – Lighthouse Loop, Big Beach, Brown’s Beach and Ancient Cedars – the massive trail gives hikers unforgettable views of the ocean’s fury. The next phases will extend the trail to Half Moon Bay in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Hikers wander through old growth forests of massive trees, gigantic logs, twisted roots, mosses, fungi, lichens and ferns creating startling images of nature imitating art. The ever-changing outer coast offers intense views of storms above the surge channels and outer reefs pounded by ocean swells. During the gray whale migration from February through May, whales are spotted just offshore as well as sea lions, seals, and otters playing in the surf.
The Wild Pacific Trail is accessed right from the Black Rock Resort property! Ask guest service for a trail map before your hike.
Wild Pacific Trail Accommodations
Perched on the coastal headlands – steps from the Wild Pacific Trail – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a West Coast destination where comfort and natural tranquility blend in perfect harmony. Our Wild Pacific Trail Suites are separate accommodations from our Main Lodge- with direct access to the Wild Pacific Trail. With magical views of the ocean and rainforest, Black Rock offers nature lovers a window to Vancouver Island’s Wild Pacific Trail. Enjoy nature views from accommodations with balconies and fireplaces, outdoor pool and hot tubs overlooking the ocean, a fitness room and wonderful West Coast cuisine at Fetch Restaurant and Float Lounge. Host your special events and celebrations in the elegant Rainforest Ballroom. After you hike the Wild Pacific Trail, rejuvenate at Drift Spa or soak in the outdoor hot tubs. A perfect way to end an adventurous afternoon on the Wild Pacific Trail.