Campbell Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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4.5-6h
Distance
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11.4 km
Elevation
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850 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Campbell Lake Trail is a tough route near Harrison Hot Springs that climbs up a steep and rocky trail to reach the serene waters of Campbell Lake and a scenic lookout over Harrison Lake. This intermediate length out-and-back trail is a bit technical, so it’s best to avoid it in wet weather. This is a good route if you are looking to build up your skills for longer, more difficult routes.

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Route Description for Campbell Lake Trail

The Campbell Lake Trail is a challenging hike near Harrison Hot Springs that climbs through the dense forest to pass by Campbell Lake and visit a beautiful lookout over Harrison Lake. Parts of this 11.4 km hiking route are overgrown, making navigation along the trail difficult in places. Make sure to bring a trail map or GPS in order to stay on the correct path. While sections of the trail are fairly rocky and technical, the tough climb is worth the effort, as the calm waters of Campbell Lake offer a peaceful spot to enjoy the outdoors and the views from the lookout provide a spectacular sightline over Harrison Lake and the surrounding mountains. This is a great trail for both experience and casual hikers looking to challenge themselves.

Getting to the Campbell Lake Trail Trailhead

To reach the parking area for the Campbell Lake Trail from Harrison Hot Springs, turn onto Hot Springs Road/BC-9 and follow it south for 650 m, where you will find the parking area on your right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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