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    Karst Creek Trail

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    0.5h
    Distance
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    1.3 km
    Elevation
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    98 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Karst Creek Trail is a 1.3 km hiking loop that will take you through a beautiful stretch of Pacific temperate rainforest near the shores of Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park. The forested route traverses various terrain, including dirt paths and rocky creek beds, making it an ideal area for exploring with kids. Along the trail, you will experience a peaceful rainforest setting and a small cascading waterfall.

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    Route Description for Karst Creek Trail

    Hiking along the Karst Creek Trail is a short but scenic experience that will allow you to admire the beauty of the Pacific temperate rainforest atmosphere. The trail is accessible for hikers of most skill levels; however, the route crosses over a rocky creek bed that will restrict mobility for families with strollers. That aside, this is a magical hike for exploring the natural beauty of Strathcona Provincial Park.

    The trail heads into the forest and follows a path to the left on a parallel route to the creek. Eventually, you will come to a charming little waterfall before crossing over the rocky creek bed and continuing along the trail. As you work your way around the loop, the trail will begin to descend slightly, and you will arrive back at the trailhead. After your hike, head across the road to sit by Buttle Lake and enjoy a nice lunch by the water’s edge.

    Getting to the Karst Creek Trail Trailhead

    To get to the Karst Creek trailhead from Campbell River, drive northwest along BC-28 for 47.2 km and continue straight onto Westmin Road. In 22.5 km, you will arrive at the trailhead next to the picnic area.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      May–October

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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