Campbell Lake Trail

HARD 19 reviews

Campbell Lake Trail is a 8.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.5 km
816 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers


old growth

over grown

6 days ago

Great trail through old growth, ferns, and plenty of rocks :) Not an easy trail but there isn't any scrambling or need for ropes. One precaution is to watch for bears under the powerlines near the beginning of the hike. Numerous black and raspberry bushes with zero visibility, trail is overgrown. We didn't see any bears or bear sign but I would advise to be loud and have bear spray handy in this section of the trail. Last 100 meter climb is steep to the helicopter pad is worth the effort for the view of the lake. Lots of tree roots and rocks, would never go on this trail in wet conditions or when snow is present. It is difficult going down the trail in many spots in dry conditions.

1 month ago

This trail is NOT moderate. Difficulty should be upgraded to Difficult and Demanding.
Very steep inclines, uneven surfaces and loose rocks, unclear or missing trail markings, overgrown pathways and missing handrails on bridges; all of which make for a sometimes dangerous climb.
That being said, the forest is quite beautiful with many old growth trees, moss covered rock gorges and the fragrant scent of all the flora of the forest.
Did the trail July 4th 2018. Hopefully someone will do some upkeep so others can safely enjoy this trail as well.

3 months ago

(If it’s your first time there it can be a bit confusing. Go thru the gate that is marked water shed. Turn right and walk up the rather steep vehicle hill, the trailhead is behind the water tower on your left) It’s about 2 1/4 hours to the lake, not a bad hike. Good footwear is an absolute must as there aren’t many parts of the hike that are flat ground. You’ll deal with a ton of rock under foot and old growth. Trail is marked fairly well, but not maintained as well. You may have to assist dogs up at least one section just before the lookout and the boulder field directly after it. Otherwise not bad, the way down will be slower going than usual for a moderate trail because of the condition of the trail. Not a lot of time to put your head up and look around, because your footing will be challenged.

4 months ago

Hiked it march 17 looks like construction at the bottom is nearly complete this was a Saturday so no activity. If you came on a week day not sure they would let you up. The hiking was great, snow starts around the 500-600 M range but not a problem getting to the look out. I did not attempt the lake deep snow.

6 months ago

I went to Hike it on Feb 11th and the trail was closed. We went past the gate to see if we could still get up but the paths were filled with machines and tractors. I bet you could still continue but it looked dicey.

9 months ago

Went up part way, started raining hard, so we turned around. Beautiful fall colors and lots of huge moss covered boulders haphazardly placed by playful Sasquatch. Parts were pretty steep; rocks were slippery. We’ll hike all the way to the top next time.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A moderate hike, during a good portion of the first kilometer, the trail was quite overgrown and harder to find. Coming down through this part was difficult as it was hard to see the footing. Overall a good experience though. No bugs at the top but lots of mosquitoes on the way up. Wear bug repellent as we are sporting big bug bites now.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

great hike, quite technical but due to the snow we could not make it past the view point. Need spikes to continue to the lake.

rock climbing
Friday, June 13, 2014

Crazy Hike. Wear proper shoes some areas are really steep. Took us 2 hrs round trip. Strenoius!!

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