backpacking
1 month 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

hiking
2 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

hiking
3 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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

-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!!

Great easy trail with a beautiful view!

Amazing view, great trail up.

hiking
9 months ago

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!

hiking
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.
Directions:
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.

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013