Juan de Fuca – Northern Trails

Welcome to Rainforest Tours Guided Day Hiking

Operating Eco Wilderness Tours Since 2010

About Juan De Fuca Marine Trail

Encompassing over 47 km (21 miles) of trails winding through the rainforest and along the wild Pacific coastlines, this park is guaranteed to provide a sense of solitude and peace with true West Coast nature.

No matter the trail you choose, you will experience a perfect combination of fine sand beaches, unique rocky beaches, and endless winding rainforest trails. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy jaw-dropping coastal views and rich diverse tidal pools with the occasional hidden coves.  Whether seeking a relaxing and serene day, a challenging excursion, or anything in between, Rainforest Tours offers guided day hikes for everyone. With over 8 destinations and all levels of activity offered, we are sure to find the perfect experience for you.

Sombrio (Full day option only)

Price per person:
Full day $183.75

This is an easy 10 min walk to the beach through old growth Sitka spruce.  Spend a day exploring cobblestone and sandy beaches, beautiful coves, sea caves, overgrown remnants of a past community that lived and surfed on this beach for 30 years. If timing permits this hike can include a hike to a suspension bridge and hidden waterfalls. While enjoying a gourmet meal, take in spectacular ocean views, surfers and frequent sea life passing through. (Total 4 km)

Parkinson (Full day option only)

Price per person:
Full day $183.75

An easy 20 minute walk takes you to an isolated stretch of beach. This is truly a trip for those seeking a remote location to explore. At low tide this rocky stretch of beach provides an opportunity to view some of the richest concentrations of coastal life on Vancouver Island, lush vegetation, and unique rock shelves that make up the beach. Spend a leisurely day exploring tidal pools, wave watching and relaxing or extend your journey for another 3 km to view beautiful Payzant creek nestled deep within the rainforest.  (Total 6 km)

Botanical (Full day option only)

Price per person:
Full day $183.75

An easy 20 min walk to the beach, this area is one of the richest tidal areas along the west coast, so much so, that a marine station was built here in 1900 that drew researchers from all over the world.  Walk across flat sandstone and granite outcroppings to explore extensive and unique crystal clear tide pools full of a rich variety of marine flora and fauna.  A number of beautiful shoreline trails full of geographical marvels will take you from beach to beach. Spend a day exploring, enjoying gourmet food and relaxing, while taking in splendid ocean views. Or if you wish for a more challenging hike, continue toward Payzant through gorgeous old growth forests.

How to decide on a specific tour?

What kind of hiking/walking adventure are you looking for? An enjoyable hike through the rainforest to a solitary stretch of beach, followed by relaxing exploration? Or perhaps a full day of hiking through wild rainforest and along coastal bluffs overlooking the ocean? Either way, Rainforest Tours has the ideal tour for you. Let us know exactly what it is you are seeking and we will match you with the perfect adventure!

Customized Tours:

Rainforest Tours also offers customized options for those in groups of 6 or more looking for a combination of any of these trip options or for those interested in some of our more challenging hikes. Please contact us for further information and pricing.