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Avatar Grove

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A magical woodland, defiantly worth the drive. Amazing work done by the volunteers putting a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gnarly Knot

If you are looking for old growth and some hidden delights - check out Avatar Grove. Do both the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2015
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9 Jul 2015
6 Apr 2015
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

A magical woodland, defiantly worth the drive. Amazing work done by the volunteers putting a board walk in, keep up the good work :-)

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

If you are looking for old growth and some hidden delights - check out Avatar Grove. Do both the upper and lower - neither will disappoint.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

This really is a beautiful place off the beaten path. It is an adventure to get here and it's really a local spot, mostly people from the southern island towns (like myself) know about it. The drive is up a not-too-potholey logging road where you...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Kinipeli5
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Stunning rainforest with old growth trees. Spiritual. Challenging walking up and down hills to reach the trees and paths are minimally invasive.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank NursebakerToronto
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This attraction is still under development. New trails are still being built. When you reach the trail head on the road, there are two directions you can go: Upper Avatar Grove (to the left of the road) and Lower Avatar Grove (to the right). We...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This grove of very large trees includes Douglas firs and cedars. They are huge and surrounded by lush vegetation. The marked trails above and below the road are a must and enable you to walk up close to these majestic giants. The lower trail is...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Take the time to walk both the upper and lower paths. On the lower path, there are two paths, the left one in my opinion is an easier trail. We visited in the morning during the week so the trails were not crowded. Avatar Grove...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank coast_to_coast_250
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Avatar Grove is beautiful, full stop. The thing is, as long as tourists keep piling in it will no longer be beautiful. Unlike Cathedral Grove there are no boardwalks, railing etc to keep people in line so people keep wandering off trampling the wildlife and...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank Dirty_Bindle
Reviewed 6 September 2013

A must see on Vancouver Island. Minutes away from Juan de Fuca provincial park. Couple of hours away from Victoria. Trees were so beautiful. Stumbled upon a 1000 year old cedar, simply amazing. If you like bit of an adventure then highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank uvais101
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Charles P
8 September 2016|
Response from Amy B |
I drove it in my 1998 Toyota Avalon, an extra long sedan. I wouldn't recommend it but no damage was done. Trip was made March 2017
Deborah R
15 February 2016|
Response from jig7772017 |
You could bring your pooch but it might end up being on Bigfoot's menu for the night. Best if you left that canine safely at home.