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    Radar Hill

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    0.5 km
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    12 m
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    Radar Hill

    The hike at Radar Hill is a 0.5 km loop trail that will take you on a short journey from the parking lot and through the forest to a beautiful lookout over the rugged woodland landscape around Tofino. Along the trail, you will be able to check out a few historical sites from the Cold War Era and explore the area atop the hill. This is a brisk hike great for those who love charming scenery and historical sites.

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    Route Description for Radar Hill

    The hike up Radar Hill isn’t really a hike but more of a short stroll to a beautifully scenic viewpoint and a few historical sites. The trail is a brief 500 m walk from the parking lot that will take you to an excellent vantage point with a sightline over the surrounding mountains and beautiful forest.

    The hill itself takes its name from its history as the home of a radar station during the Cold War, and while there isn’t much in the way of historical remains, there is a war monument at the top of the hill. The Kap’yong Memorial serves as a commemoration of the Canadian Forces and their involvement during the Korean War. Whether you are looking to visit the historical sites, take in the beautiful woodland scenery, or both, this quick route is sure to have something of interest for everyone.

    Getting to the Radar Hill Trailhead

    To find the parking area at Radar Hill from Tofino, drive east on BC-4 for 8.2 km and make a right. You will find the parking area at 1.4 km.

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