The 13km unpaved trail offers a unique wilderness experience as it travels through remote areas and wildlife habitat. The trail lies between the Humpback Reservoir in Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park and the Capital Regional District-Cowichan Valley Regional District boundary.
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.
Iron Mine Bay is one of the most scenic areas of East Sooke Park and very easy to walk to from the Pike Road parking lot. The wide trail passes through a beautiful west coast rainforest as it gradually makes its way downhill to the rocky beach area, just beyond the Coast Trail.