Follow the windy route to the top of this small hill and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Malahat, the Highlands, Victoria and the Olympic Mountains. Look higher still and you may be lucky to glimpse the eagles and hawks that call this area home.

Lone Tree Hill Regional Park was established as a park in 1982. While the climb is steep at times, the trail is well established to the 364-metre summit.

The park’s namesake was a bonsai-like Douglas-fir tree, which was designated a “Heritage Tree.” Only four-metres tall, it graced the hillside for more than two centuries.

Keep an eye out for

– Bald eagles, ravens, red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures riding the winds.

– Wildflowers in the spring, such as fawn lilies, shooting stars and common camas grace the hillside.

Know before you go

– Be sure to check park information and current weather before you go.

– Prepare to adventure safely with trip planning tips.

How to get there

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria and take the Millstream Road exit. Turn right on Millstream Road and continue to the junction of Millstream Lake Road. Turn left to continue on Millstream Road to the park entrance on the right. Allow approximately 30 minutes driving time from Victoria. Visit the Capital Regional District website for more information.