Victoria Hiking Trails RatingLone Tree Hill Regional Park is a wonderful, hidden bit of paradise deep in the hills of Victoria has a beautiful panoramic view from its summit.  The hike is fairly short and relaxing at just 1.6k trailhead to summit.  Expect to hike for under 30 minutes to reach the viewpoint.  The views for such a short hike are quite amazing.  You can see the distant Malahat, Victoria as well as the very distant Olympic Mountains in the United States.

  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsStunning views to the ocean
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsSeldom hiked, often quiet
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsShort, family friendly hike
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsIdeal place for a nice picnic
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsEasy alternative to Finlayson
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsVery dog friendly
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsConvenient to drive to
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sSome find the trail steep
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sNice trail, but not amazing
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sThe Lone Tree is now a stump

Victoria Hiking Trails

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As you get closer to the summit of Lone Tree Hill you will see several short trails to various rock outcrops before the summit.  Each one is a hidden world of its own, far removed from the next rock outcrop by the always hilly terrain.  If you encounter others on the trail, which is actually fairly rare, you can find one of these side-hills and have your own panoramic view.

Dogs are welcome in the park, however, bikes, camping and fires are not.  In the springtime you will see spectacular swaths of wildflowers.  The original, lone tree that gave the park its name is now just a weather-beaten tree stump.  It was a 200 year-old Douglas fir.

There is another lone tree a the summit, however, an Arbutus tree just a few metres from the original, lone tree, now dominates the hilltop.  Lone Tree Hill Regional Park is just a short, 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria, and driving there is half the fun.  Winding country roads take you will into the wilderness around Victoria.  Goldstream Provincial Park is not far from Lone Tree Hill, and just a short 10 minute drive away via a very narrow and wonderfully winding road.

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Victoria Hiking Trails

Thetis Lake Regional Park is a very popular Victoria park that contains several lakes.  Lower Thetis Lake, Upper Thetis Lake, Prior Lake and further out, ...
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The Juan de Fuca Trail is a beautiful wilderness trail that hugs the west coast of Vancouver Island between Jordan River(north of Sooke) and Port Renfrew.  ...
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Goldstream Provincial Park and Mount Finlayson are beautiful places that are definitely a must-see on any visit to Victoria.  Huge coastal rainforest trees ...
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East Sooke Regional Park is a convenient and easily accessible way to experience the wild, west coast of Vancouver Island.  Weather blasted rocky cliffs, ...
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Esquimalt Lagoon is a wonderful stretch of beach that extends two kilometres, separating the lagoon from the ocean.  The beach is made up of wonderful, ...
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Clayoquot Hiking Trails

Lone Cone is the wonderful cone shaped mountain that dominates the skyline in Tofino.  It is just 6k from Tofino on the north-western end of Meares Island.  ...
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The Nuu-chah-nulth (aka the Wickaninnish Trail), has the amazing distinction among all the other beach hikes in the Tofino-Ucluelet corridor, in that it is flanked ...
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Vargas Island Provincial Park is a popular Kayak camping destination due to its wonderful location close to Tofino.  It has wonderful, wilderness camping ...
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Hot Springs Cove is a wonderful day trip from Tofino.  Lots of whale watching companies offer whale watching/hot springs tours for very reasonable prices.  The ...
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Meares Island was the centre of dispute in the 80's when the Nuu-chah-nulth protested Macmillan Bloedel's intent to log the island.  The Nuu-chah-nulth ...
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The West Coast Trail

When shipping in and out of Juan de Fuca Strait rapidly increased in the mid 1800's and alarming and costly number of ships were lost, the need for a ...
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The West Coast Trail is incredible. Everything about it is amazing. From the wildly, incomprehensibly enormous trees to endless jaw dropping views. And ...
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The West Coast Trail hiking season is confined to just five months due to the dangerously stormy weather during the winter months. In the winter the days ...
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There are three entry/exit points for the West Coast Trail, however the midway entry/exit point at Nitinaht Narrows is for hikers only hiking part of the trail. ...
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There are lots of options to getting to the West Coast Trail. The trail is linear so you have to arrange to get to the trailhead as well as from your exit ...
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The West Coast Trail is a very tough hike. About one out of one hundred hikers don't make it, they need to be rescued. That's why there are so many fees. ...
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