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This area is noted for its equestrian trails. There is an extensive trail network around the lake and up onto the benches and crags of the surrounding mountain sides, with gentle inclines and views over the valley below. Approx. 100 km of marked trails, including several short loops near the lake.
Excellent horse riding staging area, with pull-thrus and corrals at the campground/day use area. Trail junctions are signed, with the higher numbers further away from the lake. People also visit Skimikin Lake to fish and enjoy the birds, turtles, other wildlife.
Trail Map: Click HERE for a map of the Skimikin Trail System.
Follow Hwy 1 for 14.3 km west of Salmon Arm or 18.6 km east of Sorrento and turn west onto Tappen Valley Rd. After approx. 4 km turn left/west onto Skimikin Lake Rd, then travel for 6.1 km, past Recline Ridge Winery, over a cattle gate and past the CSRD Waste Transfer Site to the lake. Skimikin Lake Rec Site is on your left/south side of the road. The trails spread out from this central point. Trail junctions are signed, with the higher numbers further away from the lake.
Trail Map: Click HERE for a map of the Skimikin Trail System.Text | PDF | KML | Print Screen |
Click on any image to enlarge it.A collection of trail photos taken by the public.