Travel to and from the Lone Cone trailhead by water taxi and hike to the top of Meares Island’s Lone Cone mountain overlooking Clayoquot Sound!
- Adult Ages 19-64
- Senior Ages 65+
- Student Ages 19+ With Valid ID
- Youth Ages 13-18
- Child Ages 4-12
- Infant Ages 3 and Under
Hike the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island
Travel to and from the Big Tree trailhead by water taxi, hosted by a friendly local skipper. Walk, unguided, along the well-maintained wooden boardwalk and view old-growth rainforest in all its beauty. Lose yourself in the awe-inspiring ancient trees! The ‘Hobbit-like’ boardwalk hike of the Meares Island Big Tree Trail is 1.2 km. It meanders through an old-growth forest of large Spruce, Hemlock, and giant Cedar trees; some about 6 m (20’) across and approximately 1,500-2,000 years old.
Hiking briskly to the end of the boardwalk and back takes about 40 minutes to cover, however, most guests spend 1 – 1.5 hr. on the boardwalk to ensure a lasting experience. Be sure to bring your camera!
Hikers have the option of doing the 3km (2-mile) loop trail that goes beyond the boardwalk.
Tour length is customizable based on how long you wish to spend on the trail.