Skimikin Lake Trails


South Shuswap
Distance: Various
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Duration: Various
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Mountain Biking Horse Trail Snow Shoeing Wildlife Picnic Tables

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

Skimikin Lake campground area including overnight and day use is closed August 17 – September 2, 2021 due to observed non-compliance of the Wildfire Act.  Closure will be re-evaluated September 2. 

The Skimikin trails and main parking lot remain open.  


Trail Description:

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.

New! Geo-Referenced PDF Map



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.

Access Map: From Salmon Arm, From Sorrento

Trail Map: Click HERE for a map of the Skimikin Trail System.