Sandy Cove Trail is a 3.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
158 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

neat small trail to a beach cove

3 months ago

Don't let the sharp rocks scare you in the beginning, it's all easy past that climb (which also isn't too bad if you take it slow). Pretty heavily traffic area, lots of people out even on a drizzly day. The beach was beautiful, but did have a little garbage. This was a quick hike. Considering on going for my next beach day, pack a lunch and hike in.

5 months ago

Just a warning for those who think this is a moderate trail, it’s NOT if you are older. I’m 65 and in reasonably good shape. Did not expect the rock scrambles, and narrow paths strewn with rocks and roots. I had walking sticks and could not have done some of the scrambles without them. Had to pay close attention most of the time to the trail and not the view. The views were good, but not fabulous.

6 months ago

For an easy trail it's great. We moved incredibly slow and it took 1.5 hrs total. The hidden beach is well worth it.

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8 months ago

Used pay parking along Harrison Lake, though with some searching you can get free parking in the area. Numerous lookouts along the trail for good views of the lake. Pretty scenery. Trail opens to a sandy beach, which is unfortunately littered with garbage from people using the area. There was a sign that said Whippoorwill Trail though I think it's one and the same as this. If you stay to the right where the trails branch at that sign, you'll loop onto it on the way back. There's a very large cross with writing on it past the sandy beach area. We completed this relatively quickly.

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10 months ago

a really nice trail! lots of rocks and roots to climb up and over.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Pretty but simple hike, a little bit of up and down and one or two spots might require handholds but definitely on the easy side. Couple of alright viewpoints with some small beach access.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

March 7/2018 completed today....clearly marked with orange tape....nice climb...still slippery at this time of year ...leads to whiporwill loop and lovely secluded beaches

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Good trail, needs my signage to ensure staying on track about 2 km in we were left trying to guess the way but it was fun nonetheless

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

We tackled this trail in 15 inches of fresh snow and encountered an endless number of over hanging tree branches and a short supply of trail markings. It was however , an enjoyable loop with some great narrow sections along the Harrison river and beautiful views from Sandy cove. Add in the fact that the trail head is a stones throw from town and a hot bowl of soup, and it makes for a decent way to spend an hour of your afternoon.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trail is in great condition, however sandy cove should be called wet cove now. The water has risen so high that there's no beach. Still a cool little hike!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

it was a nice early morning hike. I believe moderately easy would describe this Sandy Bay hike best. Thanks Rocky for keeping an eye out for my safe return to the resort.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Decent hike with lots of ups and downs. Trail can get narrow sometimes.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

The trail is kind of sketchy, and you must pay attention to the trail markers, especially heading back down or you will wander off the trail. (I did it twice) The viewpoint offers a nice view of Harrison Lake. When hiking past the viewpoint towards, Campbell lake, I got glimpses of a body of water, way down. I checked my map when I got back to the truck, and it turns out, it's the Harrison River, close to where it flows out of the lake.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Great workout with one awesome viewpoint

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recorded Sandy Cove Trail

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