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Lone Cone - Winter
Date: Feb 15 2009
Lone Cone Peak (Tofino) has been on my list for a number of years. So, finally last Sunday the weather forecast was calling for sunny skies for the West Coast. A few friends and I got a hold of Tofino Water Taxi to give us a ride over to Meares Island. Brandon the driver was very helpful with giving us info on the trail and its location. From the dock, the trail head is a short walk up a gravel road on the left side just as you’re coming into what was the Kakawis healing centre. Look for the LONE CONE sign on a tree. The trail over the flats is worn in but muddy in sections. Once in the timber the trail gets better and you pass by and under some huge Cedar trees. At the 250m level the trail gets steeper. Keep an eye out for the flagging on the switchbacks as it can be easy to keep walking straight. The best viewpoint was flagged and seemed to be where most people go. The main summit is another 10 minute hike from here, but any views are obstructed by the trees. A trail map and photos from the trip are included in the link below.
How to get there?? You will need to charter a water taxi out of Tofino over to Meares Island to reach the Lone Cone Trail head.
As of June 26 The local First Nation started a campsite and hostel on Meares and is now charging $10 a head to climb Lone Cone. There is a info booth on the road at the trailhead where they collect the fee.
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