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    Confederation Lake Trail

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    16.3 km
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    802 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The trail to Confederation Lake is a 16.3 km out-and-back hiking route near Powell River, BC, that will take you from the edge of Inland Lake on a steady climb through the forest until you arrive at Confederation Lake. Along the trail, you will experience an amazing forest setting, pass by the gorgeous Stealth Falls, and have some partial views overlooking the Inland and Powell lakes. This is a great trail for both casual and experienced hikers that are looking for a longer but not overly difficult route near Powell River.

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    Route Description for Confederation Lake Trail

    Although the Confederation Lake Trail features over 800 m of elevation gain, this is largely spread throughout the route along a steady incline with a few fairly steep sections. The trail sets out from the Inland Lake Campground at the picturesque shores of Inland Lake and initially follows a fairly flat section of trail through the forest. Eventually, the route will steepen a fair bit and continue uphill at a steady pace before you arrive at the breathtaking site of Stealth Falls. After taking in the views, continue your hike up a series of switchbacks through the scenic forest until the trail begins to level out and you arrive at the heavily wooded shores of Confederation lake. Take some time to explore the area around the lake before heading back downhill along the same route to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Confederation Lake Trail Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for Confederation Lake from Powell River, drive north along Manson Avenue for 2.4 km and make a right turn on Cassiar Street. Turn left after 300 m onto Yukon Avenue, following it for 1.0 km, where you will turn right on Haslam Street. From here, continue on for 2.3 km and make a slight left. Follow the road for 3.6 km and turn right, where you will find the entrance to the Inland Lake Campground and the trailhead on the left in 1.6 km

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites

      Inland Lake Campground

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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