Hiking Adventures: Lantzville Lookout Loop

Title:  Lantzville Lookout Loop, photo of view from lookout

I found a new favourite hiking spot over the Thanksgiving long weekend, thanks to my mom, and I am excited to share it with you.  It is a great workout, but is still doable as an afternoon hike - the perfect balance!

The name is pretty self explanatory:  Lantzville Lookout Loop.  It is located in Lantzville, BC, and at the top, you get a gorgeous view of the ocean and forest below.  You can also see Notch Hill, located in Nanoose Bay.

View from the top of Lantzville Lookout Loop.  View of Nanoose Bay

We calculated the hike to be about 5.1 km, although Alltrails says it’s 5.8 km.  We took the shorter route, which is a steady climb for a good portion of it.  I recommend wearing proper hiking shoes and bringing lots of water. 

I didn’t think to take any pictures of the trail, but I took pictures of some cute little mushrooms we found along the way.

Mushrooms sitting on a bed of moss

As you can see, the view is well worth the climb.  We stayed up there for a little while, and it ended up getting quite cold, so I would recommend taking a light sweater or windbreaker depending on the weather.  It was sunny that day, so it looks deceivingly warm out.

View from Lantzville Lookout Loop

I took a photo of the trail on the way down because I always love how forests look when the sun shines through the trees.

Sun shining through a forest of thin trees

Let me know if you have hiked the Lantzville Lookout Loop in the comments below.  If you haven’t hiked it, tell me what your favourite hiking spot is!

Thanks for reading!