Mallard Lake Trail
The Mallard Lake Trail is a 1.7mi out-and-back hiking route south of Tofino that passes through some rough and overgrown terrain to reach the shores of Mallard Lake. Although the trail itself isn’t overly difficult, the thick brush along the route tends to slow your progress on this short hike to the lake. That being said, the landscape is fairly scenic once you reach the shores of Mallard Lake, and several partial views extend to the surrounding area.
To reach the Mallard Lake Trail from Tofino, drive east on Campbell Street for 1.3mi and continue onto BC-4. After 4.5mi, you will find the trailhead on the right.
|When to do|
Yes - On Leash
Older Children only
Out and back
Mallard Lake Trail
Mallard Lake Trail Description
Hiking along the Mallard Lake Trail is a rough and rugged experience that will require you to push your way through overgrown stretches of terrain. The route is fairly short, and there is only a minimal elevation gain of 591ft, which certainly helps in reducing the amount of time required to reach the lake.
Setting out on the trail, you will initially climb uphill along a logging road before reaching a tower on top of the hill. From here, continue along the trail as the forest cover begins to thicken into a narrow tunnel of overgrown brush. Reaching the shores of the lake, you will be able to take in the natural beauty of the serene woodland atmosphere. Once you have finished at the lake, make your way back down the same route to return to your vehicle.
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