Trail Name: Bush Lake North Loop
Distance: 3.6 km
Time: 1.25 hrs
Cell Service: Yes
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 relatively easy to follow and stomped in. Turn right at the gate and follow the track alongside the road. In a hundred meters or so, the trail turns left. As you merge onto a wide backroad, keep left and follow the road. From this point if you keep to the right at any forks you encounter, 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 recommend bringing a phone with Google Maps so that you can always double check where you are within the trail system. The best part about these trails is that they’re 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!