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.

1 month 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.

5 months ago

Hiking. Make sure you stay on the trail.

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.