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Harmon Lake Forest Interpretive Trail Area (Merritt)

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  • Rec Site #:REC4740
  • Type:Maintained to Standard
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Activities:Hiking
    Nature Study
  • Facilities:Tables
  • Site Operator:Unknown

Description And Directions

  • Site Description: This is a forest interpretive trail located on the southeast side of Harmon Lake and is 2.7 km roundtrip suitable for most ages. Along the trail you will find interpretive signs showcasing the natural beauty surrounding the trail and explaining how all components of the forest interact. The trail is for non-motorized traffic, and is popular for hiking and bird watching while camping at the Harmon Lake East, Harmon Lake West and Kane Lake recreation sites located walking distance nearby. The trail winds down the southeast side of Harmon Lake to the small "Secret" Lake just south of Harmon Lake and then loops back to the trailhead. The trailhead has plenty of parking, an outhouse, and covered area with picnic table and the trail map. A short distance from the start of the trail is an amphitheatre providing seating for up to 50 people for small groups enjoying the interpretive trail or volunteer talks. A must do.

  • Driving Directions: From Merritt, travel south aproximately 15 kms along Highway 97 towards Kelowna. Watch for "Kane Valley Ski Trails" and "Harmon Lake Recreation Site" highway signs. Exit the highway onto Kane Valley Road. Travel approximately 8 kms until reaching the turnoff to the Harmon Lake East Recreation Site. Exit Kane Valley Rd and drive toward the lake, turn left at the boat launch and follow the signs along the road until reaching the interpretive trailhead and parking area on the northeast corner of the lake.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

  • Interactive Map:Link
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