Alone Mountain


45 min from Downtown Courtney, BC
49.58678, -125.21305
Alone Mountain Trail is a 4.5 to 5 hour day-hike up a ridge on the southeast side of Alone Mountain. It is best known for its low volume of foot-traffic, and its steep ascent through a beautiful forest setting. At its peak, it offers 360-degree mountain vistas overlooking Comox Lake and Comox Glacier. It is best hiked on fair-weather days between June and October to fully appreciate the views, and to minimize slipping hazard on the steep, mossy trail.

The trail begins a short hike along an unnamed logging road, which forks left off of Comox Logging Road at the parking place. Proceed to a clearing, and make a sharp right to the trailhead. The trailhead is easy to find, and begins at a rock painted with a sign marking “Alone Mountain”, with the mountain itself visible in the distance. After beginning with a brief decent, the trail ascends quickly for the duration of the hike, gaining over 600 m in elevation throughout the roughly-1.7 km ascent. Upon reaching the rocky knoll at the summit, continue slightly further north to find the best viewpoints overlooking Comox Lake to the east and Comox Glacier to the southwest.

While the trail itself is steep, and involves scrambling in places, it is easily navigable as the entire trail is clearly marked with flagging tape and blue spray paint. To descend, follow the same trail used on the ascent, using caution along the steep slope.
  • Half-Day
  • Difficult
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 3.40 km round-trip
  • 4 hr 30 min solo
  • 5 hr group
  • 634 m gain
  • Single-Wide
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49.58678, -125.21305

Driving Time

From Downtown Courtney, BC, approximate travel time by car is 45 min.

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Detailed Directions

Leaving from Courtney, take Lake Trail Road west, and then turn right onto Comox Logging Road. Follow Comox Logging Road around Comox Lake to Comox Lake Dam. From the dam, continue for 13.4 km to the trail head, marked by a sign for Alone Mountain. Park here on the side of the road, ensuring there is enough room for vehicles to pass.

Note: The road to Alone Mountain can be dusty, but is well maintained and does not require 4WD. However Comox Logging Road is an active logging road, so give logging trucks right-of-way. Depending on the logging activity taking place, it is also possible that the gate just passed the dam will be closed to the public, in which case access to the trailhead is not possible.

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Linear Trail
This is a linear (out and back/not a loop) trail; the values below indicate the one-way statistics from the trailhead to the end of the route.
  • Starting Elevation: 201 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 835 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 835 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 201 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 634 meters
  • Slope Up: 37.00%
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