Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations has just established a new trail-head at their village of Opitsat, however, at this time it is only open for hikers supervised by First Nations guides. I'll get you more information including a contact number for the guides as the situation develops. Return boat transport to and from the new closer landing has been reduced by $5 from the below prices. The old landing at Kakawis is no longer open; so at this time if you want to hike Lone Cone, you must do it with a guide.
Please note; the status of this guided hiking option is currently unknown. I will update this when I hear of any changes.