LONE TREE HILL REGIONAL PARK

  • Lone Tree Hill Regional Park, Victoria, BC

LONE TREE HILL REGIONAL PARK

From the summit (364 m) of this small park, enjoy views of the Malahat, the Highlands, Victoria and the distant Olympic Mountains.

Features

  • Rare and beautiful plants nestled in steep, dry rock faces
  • Bald eagles, ravens, red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures riding the winds

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 over two centuries.

Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: 31.56 hectares
Location: Millstream Road in the Highlands
Established: 1982
Hours: sunrise to sunset

Things to Do

Climb above the Highlands past dry, rocky outcrop vegetation to the 364-metre summit of Lone Tree Hill. From the summit, the view sweeps across the Malahat and the Highlands to Victoria and the distant Olympic Mountains.

The hilltop is an excellent spot for bird watching. Look for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures riding the thermals overhead.

Lone Tree Hill is particularly spectacular in the spring, when wildflowers such as fawn lilies, shooting stars and common camas grace the hillside.
The park offers a small parking lot, information kiosk and toilets at the entrance.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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