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Lone Cone Hike

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 20 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Hiking Trails
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Australind, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

worth the taxi fare and dedicating an afternoon to - views are insane! its hard but rewarding so take heaps of water and snacks!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a chance, it was super foggy when we headed out. The hike is a tough one, lots of elevation gain in a short distance. Once we got to the top, we were pleased to see that the fog had burned off. Got some terrific shots of Tofino and the harbor from the viewpoint.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We took the Tofino Water Taxi to get to this very steep, but also very worthwhile hike! Definitely best on a clear day- so if the normally cloudy weather in Tofino clears, jump on the boat right away! :) Keep the view in mind to motivate you up the tough climb. We lost the trail flags a couple times when... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Be careful, this hike is advertised as fit for moderately fit people! it's tough I'm fit but not experience such poor track and a possibility for danger, steep incline with plenty of hidden dangers, no air lift possible and very lonely place. little tip when you see the NO PASSING sign continue heading upwards do not turn right, it was... More

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While staying in Tofino we decided to Hike the Lone Cone Trail. While it was fun and rewarding the pamphlet we read only suggest a "moderate level of physical fitness". Now my friends and I are fairly in shape, we hike quite frequently and this trail was a little difficult for us at times. I would definitely recommend reading more... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Did this hike in Oct 2013. Was a very foggy day but we hoped that by time we got to the top of Lone Cone we would still be afforded the beautiful view we had seen online. Took the Tofino Water Taxi out there (freezing cold journey in October!) Saw some neat waterfowl and sea otters (yes, not river) on... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Amasing views from the top. Well worth the effort but be prepared for a scramble in places over rocks, through fallen trees, mud...... A truely wonderful experience and the water is great. Takes you there and you just call them when your done...easy

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am not a hiker by ant stretch, but i was intrigued by the pictures I had seen on the internet. On our visit to Tofino I was told that it was a "must do". Well, we arrived on Mearse Island at 0930 and commenced our climb. As we started, the fist KM was fairly easy although a little muddy.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I'm a slow hiker so I took just over two hours to get to the top. It was rugged, unmaintained but some marking tape helped on trail. I was quite tired that day and didn't know how hard it would be and I almost gave up but I'm so glad I didn't! Once on top, it was definitely worth all... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hike took me and my brother about 6 hours. It is a bit pricey to get to the island, but definitely worth it. The path is well marked, but it is definitely a tough hike, so a moderate fitness level is needed, as it gets pretty steep and slippery. The view at the top is worth it, and for... More

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