Loftus Lake


South Shuswap
Distance: Short
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Duration: Short
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike

Trail Description:

A short walk down through an old brushy track emerges at the edge of the Loftus Fen. Link with a stroll on the far side between the retaining bank and water treatment ponds to link with the South Shuswap Estates.


Park at the Balmoral Bluffs trailhead, approx 9.3 km East of Sorrento, or approx 24 km West of Salmon Arm, turn North onto Balmoral Rd. Follow for approx 1.5 km and watch for the large trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen Paradies subdivision. Cross Balmoral Road to an old track just up on the west side that drops down to a landing. Look for an old overgrown track on your right that leads down to the edge of the fen. Alternately, follow the open track around to the south side of the fen along the retaining bank. A great spot for bird watching.

Access Map: From Salmon Arm, From Sorrento