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.
- 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
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 birdwatching. 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.
How to Get to Lone Tree Hill
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.