Trail Name: Bush Lake Super South Loop
Distance: 3.94 km
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Cell Service: Unknown
Trail: Stomped in
Highlight: Great winter snowshoe loop!
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. (If you past MCConnell Lake you’ve gone too far!) 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!). Turn right at the gate and follow the track alongside the road. In a few hundred meters, the trail turns left. From here we took another left at some point. If you follow the stomped in trail, you should make it around the loop just like we did!
The trail was spectacular as well! Although a bit more climbing involved than the North Loop, it was a decent workout and as beautiful as ever! The one part we didn’t love about this trail is the end where you hike along the fence beside the road all the way back to the beginning. If we were to do it again, we’d make it a linear trail and turn around when you reach the fence line and road. Again, beautiful area and so many trails to explore! Honestly, don’t even bother trying to recreate our loop, there are so many possibilities! Make your own!