Lone Cone Hike

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Added by Matt Hosford

  • Duration: 4 - 6 Hours
  • Trailhead 49.193168, -125.920972
  • Amazing ocean and island views
  • No crowds
  • Cool trip on the ocean

The trailhead for Lone Cone is located on Meares Island, accessible by water taxi ($40 return). Some choose to rent kayaks and paddle to the trailhead. The dock for the water taxi is located at the end of Main St. 49°09’12.8”N 125°54’40.5”W

The water taxi is roughly 15 minutes and travels across the inlet. Keep an eye out for whales and otters! Once at the dock follow the dirt road for 10 minutes until you reach a sign that reads "Lone Cone" pointing to the trail on the left.

From here, the trail becomes narrow, rugged. After 20 minutes from the fork the trail is steep for the next 2 hours. Some great views and the surrounding old growth forest offers a good excuse to sit and relax for a moment.

The trail finally flattens out at the top where you are greeted with some amazing vistas of Tofino and the islands in Claquot Sound.

The rock outcrops are the best place to relax and have a snack before heading back down.

Once back in Tofino check out Tacofino for the best grub in town.

Pack List

  • Warm clothes
  • Water
  • Beer
  • Camera
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Hiking, Kayaking

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



4.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

2400 Feet


Dog Friendly

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Added by Matt Hosford

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