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Address: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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I would rate this hike as challenging due to all of the tree roots that can make for a slippery ascent and decent. We called to reserve a water taxi a day before we went on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would rate this hike as challenging due to all of the tree roots that can make for a slippery ascent and decent. We called to reserve a water taxi a day before we went on the hike, because it was the May long weekend. There is a slight discount if you are a student and it ended up costing... More 

1 Thank Mike B
Nanaimo, Canada
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bottom section of the trail was muddy, but soon we encountered huge Western Red Cedar trees that made up for the mud. The trail is flagged, but at one point our group did get off route for a while (we missed a fork in the trail going right and continued straight up the gully). It took some in our... More 

Thank johnyoung22222
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Frankie M
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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 

Thank hagishound
Victoria, Canada
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335 reviews
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Reviewed 31 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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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 

Thank isaac o
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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 

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews
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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 

4 Thank Jaykenstein
Prince Albert, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

4 Thank Estelle H
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

7 Thank Shannon S

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