Spruce Fringe Trail - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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Difficulty: Moderate
Park Amenities:
Wildlife Watching

Spruce Fringe Trail is an easy-going hiking trail located in the Pacific Rim National Park connecting visitors to Combers Beach. The trail is an up and down pathway located near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Spruce Fringe Trail The Spruce Fringe Trail and Combers Beach provide as assortment of entertainment and activities including the obvious lie hiking and beachcombing but also things like picnicking, birding and swimming. During the winter people arrive at Combers Beach for storm watching.

The hiking trail is a loop trail. It begins as a gravel trail and then  converts into a boardwalk trail. In total the hiking route is 1.5 kilometres long. It is downhill to the beach and uphill coming back. There are resting benches along the trail in strategic spots.

The hiking route cuts a pathway through a forest of dwarfed trees - mostly Sitka - and passes by  two swamps - the willow and crabapple - before reaching the beach.

Down on the beach, the coastline in lined by dwarfed trees transformed by storms and winds. Some trees have fallen to the ground, now consumed by moss. Many are still standing, leaning over, growing out at an angle.

All visitors to the Pacific Rim National Park must purchase a Park Use Permit.


Spruce Fringe Trail - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet


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