Harrison Lake Area Hikes

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Campbell Lake

Level: Difficult Hike | Return Distance: 10km | Time: 6hrs | Elevation: 650m | Highest Point: 650m

A challenging hike with plenty of round rock underfoot to start, steep sections through the forest, and broken log bridges to cross further along. You do get a grand view of Harrison Lake from an old heli-pad part of the way up, but be aware that the lake itself is not the prettiest and offers no great views.

Directions: Highway 1 Exit 135 (Agassiz-Harrison). Follow the signs to Harrison Hot Springs. The trailhead is 2km past the overhead “Welcome to Harrison” sign. Watch for a green sign on your left. Be sure to stay to the right after climbing the water tower near the bottom. Orange squares mark the route.

Bear Mountain

Level: Difficult Hike | Return Distance: 20km | Time: 7hrs | Elevation Gain: 1010m | Highest Point: 1048m

A double whammy! Super-views of Harrison Lake and the Fraser River … both on the same hike!

Directions: Highway 1 Exit 135 (Agassiz-Harrison). Follow the signs to Harrison Hot Springs. Turn right on the Lillooet Ave. (just before the lake) and travel 4.9km along Rockwell Dr. (beside the lake). Watch closely for a large gate on the right with Bear Mountain Forest Service Rd. sign beside it. Park and walk up the old road, keeping to the right at the mining debris. The first 6km of this well marked route follows the unused road uphill and features an old mining-site, a nifty little waterfall and good views of the lake. Another 2km of flatter road leads to the last 2km, a sweet trail through second growth forest, from which you literally burst out into the viewpoint area, with the mighty Fraser below and Mt. Cheam and friends across the way. The view will make up for the tower and heli-pad on site. Be sure to take an extra few minutes to visit Bear Lake, marked at around 7km.

Hicks Lake Loop

Level: Easy Hike | Return Distance: 6km | Time: 3hrs | Elevation Gain: None

This fabulous trail offers easy access to a fine, sandy beach at the far end of Hicks Lake. Continuing the loop around on the old road is not as pretty nor as close to the lake so you may choose to return via the same trail. Either way will get you back to your vehicle. There is also a flat Beaver Pond Trail (1 km loop) on your left as you enter the parking area.

Directions: Highway1 Exit 135 (Agassiz-Harrison). Follow the signs to Harrison Hot Springs. Turn right on Lillooet Ave. (just before the lake) and follow the signs to Sasquatch Provincial Park and Hicks Lake. Park at the Hicks Lake day use area. Start the lake loop by going to your right, through the picnic area to the Beach Trail, which follows the shore through the campground and takes you to the second picnic site. Carry on via this fine trail to the far end of the lake. The pit toilet marks the left turn down to the beach. Note: Parking fees in effect.

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