Mallard Lake Trail

Difficulty
This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
Easy
Duration
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
1-1.5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
2.7 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
180 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Be the first to add a review!
Directions to Trailhead

The Mallard Lake Trail is a 2.7 km 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.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Mallard Lake Trail on Map

View Map

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Route Description for Mallard Lake Trail

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 180 m, 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.

Getting to the Mallard Lake Trail Trailhead

To reach the Mallard Lake Trail from Tofino, drive east on Campbell Street for 2.1 km and continue onto BC-4. After 7.2 km, you will find the trailhead on the right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April–October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

Mallard Lake Trail Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Mallard Lake Trail Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs