Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver Island

One of the many short trails in the vicinity of the Pacific Rim National Park, Tonquin Trail leads right out of the east side of the town of Tofino.

map of Tonquin Trail out of Tofino on Vancouver Island Tall trees tower over the power lines at the beginning of the trail.  Trees tower above the power lines Tree skeleton along Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandThere are lots of tree skeletons on the trail.
Tree skeleton along Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandEarly evening light casts an unreal coloration on this dead tree.  Tree skeleton on Tofino's Tonkin Trail, CanadaFallen log with next to a Salal berry bush. (A guide to the edible berries of the Northwest coast from Washington University.)Nurse log and undergrowth on the Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandStairs down to the beach.Stairs leading down to the beach on the Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandTonquin Beach at the end of the trail.Beach with driftwood at the end of Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandLove the purple-blue sheen on this raven and the way it contrasts with the tones of the sand.
Raven strutting on a beach at the end of Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandEven though the trail was only 2.6 km roundtrip I didn’t hang around for the sunset. At this point I realized I should have packed in a flashlight – once the sun was down there was absolutely no light and the trail was overgrown and twisty.The setting sun at a beach at the end of Tonquin Trail in Tofino on Vancouver IslandThe sunset back in Tofino.Tofino at night

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