The tall Coast Douglas-fir tree known as Big Lonely Doug is located some 11 kilometers (or 7 miles) north of Port Renfrew in southwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
The 1,000-year-old tree can be reached on foot via a short trail off the Edinburgh Main logging road. On the Gordon River Main road from Port Renfrew, a right turn on to Edinburgh Main leads to a bridge crossing the deep canyon of the Gordon River. Four-wheel drive vehicles with good ground clearance should manage to reach the short footpath leading to Big Lonely Doug. Otherwise, park near the bridge and walk the remaining 2 kilometers (or 1.2 miles).
At a height of 70.2 meters (or 230 feet), Big Lonely Doug is recorded as the second tallest Douglas-fir in Canada, 3.6 meters shorter than the world’s largest Douglas-fir, the Red Creek Fir, located 20 kilometers to the east in the San Juan River Valley. It became an attraction when the old-growth forest around it was clearcut in 2012, but a logger decided to leave the single tall tree standing.