Cottle Lake Loop is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

Entrances are at the end of Burma Rd (off Lost Lake Rd) and at Rock City Rd

hiking
16 days ago

Short and sweet, perfect for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Good little walk. Have 4,6&9 year old. The shady side was a bit difficult for them but overall good hike. Opens up on the meadow side

muddy
2 months ago

Out with my dog and took the Lake loop. very uneven, lots of roots so be careful. beautiful spot.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk, lots of exposed roots and a little narrow on the rock city side of the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

such a pretty walk.. perfect for those short on time dog walks.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful fall colours, lots of ducks

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bugs
8 months ago

Lots of roots and rocks on half the trail. The rest is super easy. We saw a beaver and a dam.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little trail run...about 20 minutes around..I went in the early eve so it was nice and cool and shaded. Beautiful, scenic lake, easy to follow loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Scenic little walk.

hiking
rocky
11 months ago

hiking
rocky
Mon Mar 25 2019

Nice little trail. Ok for dogs. Quick trip around the lake.

hiking
rocky
Wed Jan 30 2019

walking
Fri Dec 28 2018

Kid friendly. Short but nice. Bridges, running water. Takes 30 mins with a 7 year old. A little slippery with all the roots in some sections.

hiking
Sun Nov 18 2018

Thu Aug 30 2018

Easy quick trail

hiking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Great quick family hike!

Tue Aug 21 2018

Great walk for the family! Ran into an owl and a deer!

Thu Apr 26 2018

They have expanded the trail; now enters into a larger trail section. Look for the signs when walking it!

Wed Mar 01 2017

easy

Tue Feb 14 2017

Done it well over a hundred times. some routes still challenge me.

Sun Feb 12 2017

First time. Snow covered. Better if dogs could be off leash.

hiking
Tue Feb 23 2016

It was beautiful and awesome. Also had a good time slipping into the water after trying to be cool walking across a slippery log! :D Be careful kids!

hiking
Sat Jul 27 2013

Short but Nice. Beaver there too.

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2 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

recorded Cottle Lake Loop

hiking
8 days ago

recorded Morning

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