Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

The Lighthouse Loop Hike takes off from Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, and it’s just as beautiful as everyone says! It shares part of it’s trail with the famous Wild Pacific Trail which we’ll be talking about very soon as well.

The trail starts off through the trees, and it’s so dense you start to get rainforest vibes right away. But it’s not to long before you break out of the forest and the ocean views start.

It wasn’t until after we did this hike that we learned this trail is rated as the #1 hiking attraction in British Columbia, and it’s not hard to see why!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

The trail continues along with breathtaking views of the coast the whole way to the lighthouse, with benches here and there where you can pause to admire the view.

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

The whole loop is only 2.6 km or 1.6 miles, so it’s also a great trail for families. They say to allow 35-45 minutes, but we definitely took longer, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery for a little while once we reached the lighthouse.

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

The practice of love locks, (above picture) has caused controversy all over the world. The idea is to pledge yourself and your love to a place or a person forever. Many people believe it distracts from nature, which is probably true if padlocks started appearing all over the place. But I thought it was kind of fun to stop and look at them and the messages, all in one tidy spot like this.

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

Lighthouse Loop Hike, Vancouver Island | Get Inspired Everyday!

One thing that we absolutely loved about hiking near the ocean is how different it is compared to spending time in the Rocky Mountains. Being born and raised in the rockies, my heart will always belong there, but hiking through rainforest with ocean views is an amazing experience not to be missed!

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