NTS Map:92F11. The trail starts up the logging. Once you get to the clearing make a sharp right and you will see a sign painted on a rock marking Alone Mt. You will also see Alone Mt. in the distance. The trail is very well marked with blue spray paint and lots of flagging tape, keep your eyes open and you can't get lost. The trail starts of going downhill for a little while but after that it is all uphill. Your legs will burn on this one, with lots of elevation gain. In some spots you will be using all fours to get up. The summit is a poor looking rock mound, once there go a little further and find a nice spot with a good view. We hiked up on a fairly cloudy day, but from the glimpses we saw the views look great. Depending on your fitness level the a round trip hike should take 4.5 to 5 hours. Doing the hike in the rain would be a great challenge due to the steepness but makes travel on the logging road a lot less dusty. Enjoy.
To get to Alone Mountain take Lake Trail Rd. out of Courtenay and make a right on Comox Logging Rd. Follow this all the way to the Comox Lake dam. Once you cross the dam it is 13.4 Kms to the Alone Mt. trail head and you will see a sign marking the start of Alone Mt, park so that you are not blocking access to the road. The road to the trail head is a logging road, but it is not too rough and all cars will be able to make the trip. Watch out of logging trucks and give them the right off way.
Be prepared to be turned back just past the Dam if there is active logging going on. A guard will be posted by the gate and won't let you go on. The guard is on duty from 6 or 7am to 5pm.
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Posted By: alexbaild
- Wed Jul 24 04:41:51 UTC 2013
Questiontried to do this hike the other day.. was stopped by the logging gate.. funny enough the loggers on the other side were locked in due to not having keys and the boss was in town. what is the best time to go and try this without getting denied? can you walk from the gate to the trailhead?ANSWERS are in this forum: access
Posted By: Ukulele
- Tue Apr 27 20:42:02 UTC 2010
QuestionDo you need a 4X4 to get to the trail head ?ANSWERS are in this forum: Alone Mtn
Posted By: JB
- Sun Aug 10 05:13:44 UTC 2008
I would like to hike Alone mountain but there is not mention if you can take your dog along or not. My dog is a big dog but fairly agile. Any suggestion?
JBANSWERS are in this forum: dog on Alone mountain
Posted By: somniferum
- Thu Jul 24 19:10:31 UTC 2008
UpsideGreat views of Comox Lake, Comox Glacier. Flagging is pretty easy to find and following. Quiet, not crowded trail.I've been up twice and never seen any other hikers. Makes a nice short dayhike, while still giving your legs a pretty good workout! DownsideNo downsides. Great trail. There was no guard on duty both times I went; the gait was open. CommentI love this trail. It's never crowded, unlike other more popular trails. The views are pleasant. Took me 5 hours return, which included a lunch break and some exploring on the summit. Watch out for angry grouse! Last time we were up Alone Mt., my boyfriend was attacked by one (LOL).
Posted By: Hiker43
- Wed Aug 31 17:58:11 UTC 2005
UpsideGood view of the Comox Glacier, and Comox lake. DownsideTimberwest owns the land and the roads, Guard on duty from 6 am to 4:30 pm daily, from March to Oct. CommentThe Comox District Mt. Club has marked and cleared the trail, from Timberwest logging. Good view from the "rock plateau" or hike anothe half hour to the "summit" for view up the Cruickshank river/valley.