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Going to be in Tofino and Ucluelet next week and forecast calls for 90% showers. Do I need GoreTex hiking boots or would waterproof trail runners be fine. Just don’t know if I should expect downpours or occasional rain. Probably just do the Tonquin Trail and short walk on the Wild Pacific Trail.


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Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Hiking/Walking

Trails are well maintained, some gravely, some soft with moss and bark. Nothing in "footwear" made us want more than or normal trail runners (we didn't even have Gore-Tex). Gore-Tex shell jackets was the key for us....and it rained pretty hard on us. The 4-5 trails we did handled it quite good!

Comox Valley, Canada
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2. Re: Hiking/Walking

Waterproof trail runners will be fine. Sounds like you aren't heading for any muddy spots. The Tonquin Trail is closed until early summer for construction. Maybe do the Rainforest Loops instead. Watch for slippery boardwalks and bridges in wet weather.

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