Trail Name: Eagle Eye Lookout
Distance: 1.5 km
Time: Under 1 hour
Cell Service: No
Trail: well worn, packed dirt surface
Highlights: Beautiful view from a look out at the top of the hill.
To get there: Isobel lake is about a 40 minute drive from Downtown Kamloops. To get there, head over to the North Shore, and to Bachelor Hills. Follow Batchelor Hills Dr all the way through the residential area. This road turns into Lac Du Bois Rd at the cattle guard. Continue on Lac Du Bois Rd for 15.5 km. Turn Right on McQueen-Isobel Lake Rd. When the road forks roughly 1.6 km in, keep to the left. The parking lot is not too much further in. Or get driving directions here.
The parking area is an easy to spot, large open space with a few billboards that provide information about the Isobel Lake Interpretive Trial as well as washroom facilities. On the left, there are washroom facilities and two trail heads for the Isobel Lake Interpretive Trail. On the right, there’s trailhead for the hike up to Eagle Eye Lookout. Beware: there are two trail heads visible to the right of the parking area, I suggest you ignore the trail head that has the Eagle Eye Look Out sign and take the other that is not signed. (Look for the red cattle guard at the trail head.) This may sound counter intuitive, but the signed trail head is actually much more difficult to navigate. (We got lost the first time!) The other is quite straight forward. The trail is a linear trail. There is a picnic table and awesome views at the top, so be sure to pack a lunch or snack and your camera!
The trail is suitable for families and pets. Dogs are supposed to be on leash, but this does not appear to be enforced.
All photos courtesy of Harvey Dalley.