These photos are from a trip in August 2006.  We hiked in sunshine for the entire week.
trailhead office   trail to Pachena   Michigan Creek fog   first ladders
Hikers need to check in at
 the trailhead office. Watch
a video, pay the fees, get a
permit,  map and tide table.
  The trail at the north end is
broad, flat and easy going.
This 10 km stretch to  the
Pachena Lighthouse was
originally a wagon road.
  Michigan Creek is the most
northern camping spot. 
Morning fog in summer is
very common. 
No matter which end you
start from, ladders will soon
become the norm. 
Valencia lookout   donkey engine   Klanawa river cable   Tsusiat Falls
These rocks were the scene
of the famous Valencia
.  During the cold
of January, passengers
clung to the rigging as the
ship slowly disintegrated.
  Two old donkey engines,
remnants of the logging
done circa 1930, litter the
sides of the trail.  A boiler
pushed steam that turned
a drum that pulled a cable.
  One of several cablecar
crossings is at Klanawa
River.   The water is a
gorgeous translucent green.
Don't forget to scream as
you ride across.
  Tsusiat Falls is perhaps the
most famous and busiest
stop on the trail.  Everyone
wants to hang around this
unique fall that forms a
pool in the sand.
Nitinat crossing
only your footprints
The ocean shelf forms some wonderous scapes.  
Views from the trail will take your breath away... if you  have any  left after climbing the ladders.
The ferry across the Nitinat is at the lower left.  The hikers are enjoying fresh cooked crab or salmon.

Dare beach is several kilometres of fantastic sand and surf.
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"indian" headland
The "Cribs" is a natural sandstone breakwater.  A small creek flows in behind making a great camping spot.

This unusual natural feature has been aptly named the "Indian". 

Carmanah Creek has the lighthouse of the same name nearby and the famous not-to-be-missed dining spot "Monique's".

Somewhere along the trail's 75 kilometres thousands of gulls like to roost.   This year is was at Walbran.  Bring a hat.
smallest house
Logan suspension
endless ladders
How's this for a sunset?

Several suspension bridges carry hikers across steep walled canyons.  Logan Creek is the longest span.

The ladders are often a work of art.

Good balance comes in handy on the trail.  Many logs serve as crossings.
surge channel
the last bridge
The sandstone shelf is broken by huge wave carved gaps called surge channels.  Some are challenging to cross.

The caves at Owen Point are a awe-inspiring. 

The tide flows in here twice a day making the passage through impossible. 

This is the final bridge on the trail... number 108.  That's a lot of bridges wouldn't you say?