Trail Name: Bush Lake North Loop
Distance: 3.6 km
Time: 1.25 hrs
Cell Service: Unknown
Trail: Stomped in
Highlight: Great loop for snowshoeing in the winter, and it’s free!
To get there: From downtown Kamloops, take Columbia street up the hill and through Sahali. Continue on Columbia Street onto the Trans-Canada highway heading west. Continue up the highway and take exit 366 for Copperhead Drive and Lac Le Jeune Rd. Turn left onto Copperhead Dr and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune Rd. Turn right onto Lac Le Jeune Rd and continue on this road for about 18.5kms. The parking lot pull out will be on your left, you’ll want to park towards the far end as it’s closest to the gate. Or get the directions here.
Park in the mentioned pull out and park as far down as possible. The gate to access the trails is across Lac Le Jeune road from the far entrance of the pull out(the gate located in the parking area is for the Dogwood Marshes area!) The trail is very easy to follow and well stomped in. Turn right at the gate and follow the track alongside the road. In a few hundred meters, the trail turns left. If you follow the well marked trail, you should make it around the loop just like we did!
This trail is easily one of our favourites! The trail was beautiful, the snow was perfect, and not a soul in sight! We stomped along easily on the well marked trail, and didn’t get lost or have a single doubt the entire way. The best part about these trails is that its free (yay!) and dogs are allowed all over the trails. This is a great spot to go for a snowshoe and we will definitely be back again!