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Address: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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On Cloud 9

Stayed at the amazing Hostel on the island, woke up early to catch the sunrise on top of Lone Cone. I left at 4am, Take a headlamp, 3L of water and food. It's pretty vertical! I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
Frankie M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the amazing Hostel on the island, woke up early to catch the sunrise on top of Lone Cone. I left at 4am, Take a headlamp, 3L of water and food. It's pretty vertical! I got unlucky with low clouds, but it was still worth it. Hiking in mist and being above the clouds at the end of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

As a young fella 14/15 me and a freind hiked to the top of the shlash (top of the lodged of aria ) and carved ower inishals into a standing tree to say we were there,as I remember it was quit a long hike and it was worth the hike to get the panoramic view of the islands and Pacific... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Ignore the negative reviews - if you have a moderate to high level of fitness and activity, you'll be fine. Just take it slow and keep pushing till you get to the top - it is so worth it. There is a campground down the road before you turn left to the path to the hike. Stop by there for... More 

1 Thank robby321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

So this hike is legit, i camped out with my friends and the campsite, i will give a review for them aswell, dammm what a good camp site. the owners dog even walked the hike with us! it was like we had our own tour guide. honestly make the hike feel alot safer having the dog around because we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Hiked in my flip flops and made it just fine. 2 hours up. A walking stick helps. Bring lots of water and snacks for the top. Incredible view. Walked down barefoot and loved every minute. Tough but rewarding up, relaxing down. This is a climb more than a hike, almost straight up at times. It's not a walk. Just because... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I'm stunned by the negative reviews. This is nature, folks. It's not supposed to be a walk through the park. It's a mountain! It's gruelling, ruthless, exhausting, and it's nature in it's purest form the way it should be. The path is clearly marked, yes, but it is not maintained so don't expect it to be. And why should it... More 

3 Thank Jaykenstein
Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is an excellent hike. It is the best marked trail that I have ever been on, and very easy to follow - however, at the beginning of the hike there are various trails that take off from the main trail. Follow the pink, and blue ribbons and you will have no trouble. If you aren't looking for the ribbons... More 

3 Thank Estelle H
Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Okay, the view is pretty awesome from the top...but the hike itself is brutal! It IS the hardest thing I have ever done. The trail is not maintained and is all roots, fallen trees, and rocks. I was not prepared mentally for this hike at all. I actually ran 4-miles that morning and noticed Lone Cone had clear skies, so... More 

5 Thank Shannon S
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Definitely the hike I liked most on Vancouver Island. Make sure the peak is not covered by clouds and the view will be absolutely stunning. In reality it was even better than on photos I've googled beforehand. Though, it's quite an effort to climb Lone Cone. I am used to people telling me how difficult a hike is, and not... More 

3 Thank Leftysaurus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Booked with the Lone Cone outfitters. They give a better price than the water taxi guys, and are super-efficient. Lone Cone has a spectacular view from the top and some monster trees. The hike itself has a lot of tree roots, some deadfall, and is steep once it gets started. (This is par for the course in BC.)

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