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Cooper Lake Trail

Cooper Lake Trail (Cranbrook)


  • Rec Site #:REC2338
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Tables
  • Site Description:Cooper Lake Trail is an easy trail to a subalpine lake. NOTE: this is a Non-Motorized trail (summer). Cooper Lake, at the headwaters of the Moyie River, is one of the easier subalpine lakes to reach in the Cranbrook area. The hiking trail passes through a mixed forest of aspen, pine and spruce following the route of a log flume from the 1920s. At the outlet of Cooper Lake, you can camp near the remnants of the sluceway that fed the log flume that delivered logs to Lumberton. In spring and summer Cooper Lake is popular with anglers. Huckleberry pickers will enjoy this walk in the fall. In the winter, ski touring groups and snowmobilers share Cooper Lake.

  • Driving Directions:Main Access: Commencing at the south end of Cranbrook, at the junction of Jimsmith Lake Road and Hwy 3/95, proceed 10.7 km south on Hwy 3/95 to the Lumberton Road. Turn right (west) onto the Lumberton Road. Follow this main road as it switchbacks up the hill under the power line. At the 9 km road marker, take the left fork onto the Moyie River Road. Set your odometer to Zero, ant at 3.1 km stay right, past the Semlin Creek Road. At 12.1 km stay left, past the Ryder Creek junction. At 13.9 km stay right, past the road to the powerline. At 16.8 km park in the wide spot on the road. The trailhead sign is on your left.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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