Mitchell Lake Trail (Cranbrook)


  • Rec Site #:REC2363
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: This trail is an easy family hike to a small, forested lake in the Hughes Range. The first part of the trail follows a skid road across a logged area, then enters the forest. The trail slips through a narrow slot between Mount Patmore and an unnamed peak to the northwest, along side the outlet stream, to the edge of the lake. The dense forest and steep slopes that come right down to the edge of the water restrict the views from the lakeshore trail. Anglers will appreciate the cold water and solitude of this lake.

  • Driving Directions: Access: Commencing at Fort Steele Historic Park, proceed north on Hwy 93/95 for 300 metres. Turn right onto the Wardner - Ft. Steele Road. Follow this road for 22 km to the Power Plant Road. Turn left onto this road and follow it over the bridge on the Bull River Canyon. On the east side of the canyon, you will find yourself at the 22 km road marker on the Bull River FSR. Turn left and continue following the Bull River FSR to the 32 km road marker, and the Van Creek Road. Turn left onto the Van Creek Road. The trailhead is at approximately 47.5km. Park at the wide spot on the road, at the trailhead sign. A high clearance vehicle is required. Two wheel drive vehicles may choose to park at the creek ford, at the 47 km marker, and walk the remaining 500 m to the trailhead.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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