Stoney Hill is an easy hike that offers stunning views of Samsun Narrows and Saltspring Island.
Stoney Hill is a regional park with a scenic 3.7 km loop trail that starts and ends at the parking lot.
The trail winds its way through the forest with initial peeks of the scene below, then opens up into a wide rocky windswept area showing the stunning vistas below.
There are lots of opportunities for photo ops on this trail, which is easy enough for anyone to walk.
When you go on a sunny day, you will be treated to amazing views.
It does live up to its name of being a stoney hill. After the views, the trail leads through a lush mossy forested area back to the parking lot.
This trail is suitable for most fitness levels. There is some uphill hiking but it is not very steep.
Be careful with young children and dogs. There are steep drop-offs in the viewing areas.
Elevation gain is 115 metres.
Park at the lot/trailhead, which holds up to 25 vehicles, on Stoney Hill Road.
How to Get There
From the north island hwy – take Herd Road to Maple Bay Road, turn right and continue to Genoa Bay Road. Turn left and follow it to Stoney Hill Road.