Love Lake Trail
Love Lake Trail

Love Lake Trail

Strathcona Provincial Park
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Strathcona Provincial Park

Love Lake Trail

Distance: 3.3mi
Elevation: 2,270ft
Time: 3-4h

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The Love Lake Trail is a 3.3mi out-and-back hiking route in Strathcona Provincial Park that can only be accessed by boat and provides spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. This trail packs a real punch with 2270ft of elevation gain, making it a physically demanding grind that is sure to leave your legs tired. If you’ve already planned on taking a water taxi to hike the nearby Della Falls Trail, consider tacking on this short route to make it a full-day experience.

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Getting there

Accessing this trailhead can only be done by boat. Hikers can either paddle the 28.0mi to reach the trailhead or hire a water taxi for an easier and more fun route.

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Love Lake Trail Description

Hiking the Love Lake Trail is a challenging but rewarding experience that will leave you with tired legs and great memories of the long journey to reach the lake. This trail is only accessible by boat, so hikers will need to either paddle the 28.0mi across the lake or rent a water taxi. From there, you will need to hike 8.4mi along the Della Falls Trail and traverse a cable car to reach the Love Lake Trail. As if that weren’t enough of an adventure already, the trail itself is a steep 3.3mi grind that climbs through the dense tree cover along a series of switchbacks.

When you finally get to the lake, your perseverance will be rewarded with fantastic views overlooking the lake and the rugged Mount Rosseau and Mount Septimus in the backdrop. It might be a whole ordeal just to get to the trailhead, but the scenic views and the experience itself are far worth the effort.



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