- Distance 2.8km
- Elevation Gain 173 stairs
- Camping No
The 2.8-kilometre Willowbrae Trail is a short hike that follows a wide gravel route before descending down a long wooden staircase to a beautiful, secluded beach area. Although the Willowbrae Trail begins south of the Tofino-Ucluelet junction, the trail is still within Pacific Rim National Park.
From the dirt parking lot, walk through the wooden gate and along the wide, gravel path as it heads in an almost straight direction towards the beach area. Follow the trail as it eventually reaches the boardwalk, and towards a long stretch of stairs that take you down to the beach. Walk down the steps and onto the beach, but be careful as waves tend to come right up to the edge of the stairs during high tide and storms.
How to get to Willowbrae Trail
The start of the Willowbrae Trail is located 2km south of the Tofino - Ucluelet Junction along Highway #4.
From Tofino, drive south and pass through the Pacific Rim National Park and continue driving to the Tofino - Ucluelet junction. Go straight at the junction towards Ucluelet and watch for a gravel road on the right 2km further. Turn right onto the gravel road and drive a short distance up the road to a parking area next to a yellow gate.
From Ucluelet, drive north and watch for signs to the Willowbrae and Halfmoon Bay Trails. Turn left onto the dirt road and drive a short distance, parking near the area next to the yellow gate.