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    Radar Beach Trail

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    2.1 km
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    115 m
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    Radar Hill

    The Radar Beach Trail is a 2.1 km out-and-back route near Tofino that sets out from the top of Radar Hill and climbs down towards a beautiful stretch of beach. The descent is fairly technical and is often blanketed in mud during the rainier months, which makes traversing its length a bit tricky; however, there are ropes to help guide you along the path. From the end of the trail, you will have stunning views of the beautiful coastal landscape that will make you forget about the trouble of getting there in the first place.

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    Route Description for Radar Beach Trail

    Hiking the Radar Beach Trail is a fun, messy, and sometimes challenging experience that will see you descend Radar Hill along a rocky and root-covered technical route to the beach. While older children might be able to climb their way along the trail, the route will be too dangerous for young kids that could slip and fall. Make sure to wear proper hiking footwear on this route.

    Setting out from the parking area next to the Canadians at the Kapyong Korean War monument, follow the trail as it enters into the forest and begins to descend along the hillside steeply. Most of the route will be covered with rocks, roots, and mud that will make travel difficult; however, the hand rope installations should help you scale down. Eventually, the trail will level out into more of a hike through the dense tree cover as you work your way towards the beach. Once there, you will be able to take in the peaceful waterside atmosphere and explore the rocky coastal landscape of the immediate area. Once you have finished up at the beach, head back into the forest and mentally prepare for the slippery climb back up the root-covered trail ahead.

    Getting to the Radar Beach Trail Trailhead

    To get to the parking area for the Radar Beach Trail from Tofino, drive east on Campbell Street for 2.1 km and continue onto BC-4. After 8.2 km, turn right, and you will find the parking area at 1.4 km.

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      Older Children only

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      Out and back

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