Leighton Lake Trail - Kamloops Trails

Leighton Lake Trail – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  September 18, 2023 at 8:58 am

On a clear September day I drove to Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park.    I paddled Leighton Lake (3.4 km) from the Leighton Campground then hiked a signed trail around the lake, out to the Bluff Hill lookout, back through Tunkwa Campground, and then back to the start, a 6.5 km trail hike.  

An early start provided calm conditions on the lakes.    There were a few fishermen on the lake and a number of RVs in both campgrounds.     Ducks were abundant on the lakes.  

The trail was a good dirt single track through the grasslands.    Burned forest flanked the southern end of the Tunkwa grasslands.  

The Leighton Lake Trail is a recommended outing, especially for a sunny fall day.   A few images are provided here.     Click an image for a lightbox view and a caption.  

And, a video from that day’s hike:



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