A great and simple hike for me and my 2 young daughter's. Little harder to breath with the smoke. Took us 1hr.

9 days ago

Such a beautiful area! The falls were fantastic. Trail is great all the way around the loop. We ended up hiking 6km around there so I’m not sure if 3.5km is accurate. Great views of the falls from many locations. I will definitely be bringing people here in the future. We drove in on the forest service rd. Easy to find... just watch for the white Albas sign on the tree.

28 days ago

Had to find the trail from the lake, which was a bit of a shot in the dark. But only a few paths headed towards the trail so easy enough to find. It was a quiet trail and for the most part had the falls to ourselves. The waterfalls were amazing, would definitely go again.

Great little hike! Did this with a couple friends, we’re all from Calgary and used to views in Canmore/Banff area. It was a beautiful introduction to something new

Did this today in 1 hr to the top. View is definitely best past the 7 km marker.

Please note this is not a 7km trail. It is less than 3 km. It’s about an hour at a slow to average pace. Beautiful views

amazing view, wow! can see Mara and okanagan lake. bam!

Well maintained trail with good shade for a hot sunny day. Don’t forget the bug spray. Good workout!

1 month ago

Views from the cliffs at the top are amazing! Round trip is actually just over 14km in length.

We did this hike on July 5th. It was incredible. Started early around 9 am and it took us 2 hours to reach the top, with a comfortable pace and stopping for several photos. Didn’t see anyone until we started our return trip. Path is well kept and easy to follow the views were outstanding.
Highly recommend it and will return again.

This is probably one of my favourite hikes in the area, we do it at least once a year! It's a long, steady climb with plenty of elevation gain. There are plenty of places to take breaks, though, and there a few scenic lookouts before you reach the top; however, most of the hike is through the forest. Once you're at the top, be careful and stay away from the cliff edges, they're very steep and have eroded in the last few years. The views from the top are amazing and definitely worth the challenge! Bring a picnic and enjoy a well earned break at the top!

10 months ago

Was amazing! Don't let cloudy rainy weather stop you from going it is a sheltered trail that's perfect for a day trip

10 months ago

Amazing trail that takes you up along many waterfalls. Definitely a must do if you are in the area. Easily accessed by house boats.

5 stars as the views of the waterfalls is incredible, it was not too busy, and the trail was in great shape and fairly wide in a lot of places.

A great hike

11 months ago

Simply put, it's a great hike with a constant elevation gain to some pretty impressive cliffs. Don't get to close to the edge at the very end as it'll be a long way down. Lots of switchbacks which are good so please keep on them as to preserve the integrity of the slope. Took about 2 hours up and 1 down at a good pace. Enjoy the views.

We did this hike with 2 moderately fit adults, a 19 year old, 14 year old, & a 2 year old mountain dog. It took us 3 hours & 40 minutes. Pretty steep incline with a few switch backs that help. Terrain is a dirt path with areas of rock, very narrow. Dogs are allowed off leash but we let ours off because the path was too narrow and she was fine and nobody seemed bothered by it. There is not a lot to look at as you are primarily walking through trees but once you get to the top it is pretty cool to see the views! There is also a lookout point a little more than half way up. Make sure to bring snacks and lots of water. We thought we had lots but ran out about 3/4 of the way through. Hiking boots are recommended but not a must as our 14 year old did it in running shoes. I would do this hike again.

Friday, July 28, 2017

I did this hike with myself with 3 kids all under 14 years. It was definitely a challenge, but we managed to complete it in under 4 1/2 hours, stopping for lunch at the top. The trails are well groomed and the switchbacks helped. It was 35 degrees out. Better planning would have had us leave earlier in the morning. I would do it again! Safe, moderate difficulty.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

-Excellent work out
-Good amount of shade and sun on a hot day
-Amazing view
-well maintained trail
-lots of parking

-no water for dogs, bring your own!!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great easy trail with a beautiful view!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Amazing view, great trail up.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hiking. Make sure you stay on the trail.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I've done this hike several times and it's totally worth it! Such an amazing view! And great walk through the forest!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Copper Island is part of Scotch Creek Provincial Park. It is roughly circular in plan view and a trail runs completely around it. The south side is a steep cliff area so be careful on the slopes here. Most of the trail is moderate walking but there are some steep parts from both side up to the lookout at the southwest corner. Wonderful view of Shuswap Lake and area from up here.
From Salmon Arm drive west on Highway 1 to the Squilax bridge and then over to Scotch Creek and the park/campground. Take your boat/canoe/kayak over to the island and find a place to pull up onto the shore. The north side of the island has the best landing spot. OR turn north off Highway 1 at the Balmoral store and drive down to Reedman point. Stop at the store for specific directions. From the public beach at Reedman point launch your canoe/kayak and paddle over to the island. There is a place to pull out on the east side.

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