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

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(see map below).

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Hike in Tofino & Clayoquot Sound

  The Big Tree Trail Hot Springs Cove Lone Cone Nuu Chah Nulth Radar Beach

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Hike the West Coast Trail

  Day 1 Pachena to Darling Day 2 Darling to Tsusiat Day 3 Tsusiat to Carmanah Day 4 Carmanah to Walbran

Day 5 Walbran to Cullite Day 6 Cullite to Camper Day 7 Camper to Thrasher

West Coast Trail Campsites

 Michigan Creek at 12k Darling River at 14k Orange Juice Creek at 15k Tsocowis Creek at 16.5k Klanawa River at 23k

Tsusiat Falls at 25k Cribs Creek at 42k Carmanah Creek at 46k Bonilla Creek at 48k

Walbran Creek at 53k Cullite Cove at 58k Camper Bay at 62k Thrasher Cove at 70k