We are closed for the upcoming 2021 season. Due to Covid the community of Maaqutusiis is not accepting visitors during this time. Take care be safe, we look forward to seeing you in the nearer future. 

Used by the Ahousaht people for thousands of years, Walk the Wild Side Trail is an 11km escape into the remote wilderness of Clayoquot Sound. First restored in the early 1990's, Walk the Wild Side Trail has developed into must-see ecotourism destination for those visiting Tofino and Ucluelet. Take a tour through the Maaqtusiis reserve and then head out on to the trail!

Happenings on the trail...

The Ahousaht Wild Side heritage trail packs an awesome array of wilderness experiences along the entire 11km. The trail is located on the wild west coast of Flores Island, a region steeped in the history of the Ahousaht people.

If you are planning to spend time on any part of the trail visit the Wild Side Trail office, located at our Ahous Fuel Stop, to log your route and itinerary, or email to info@wildsidetrail.com. There is a $15 permit fee $10.00 per night/Camping for accessing the trail that is payable at the trail office, via paypal online, or to one of the authorized trail staff. These fees pay for trail staff and maintenance needed along the extensive boardwalk system to help keep everyone safe.

Conditions Update: Be advised the Mt. Flores Trail is not passable at this time.