China Beach is a short little hike of first-growth forest Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and western red cedar. After Mystic we had some time remaining so we opted to check out China as well.
It’s about a 15-20 minute leading to the beach.
Between the Vancouver area and Iceland, we’ve never smelled air so clean.
I thought there was a water source like a river or stream that caused water to drip from the cliffs. I asked Toni – it’s the rainforest.
Look at the forest rain down.
Victor and I just stood there observing the serenity of the forest, watching the water drip.
There’s a peace nature brings; anger, everything just fades away.
In spring and fall you may be able to see grey whales passing by. This is part of their migratory route.
On our trek back to the car, we met a new friend, a banana slug. Cute little fella, he’s eating lunch. These temperate rainforests are awesome!
This was an easier walk compared to Mystic. Check out both trails if you have time but if you want a work out, Mystic is the one.