Even nature sends out love. Photo credit: Wendy Virtue
Harrison Grind aka Campbell Lake Trail Harrison Trail Key: M~2~ST~V~CC~LC~DF~KF Length: 7 Km's (2 extra Km's return to the lake) Elevation: 796 meters Pit Toilet: No Dogs: Yes There's room for two cars to park at TH. Once parked there's a fenced gate to your left. Go through gate bypass. Follow the road up to the water tower. This is a nasty steep hill up to a water tower and a lookout. Carry on around water tower to the left. The next section is in the forest. You're following traditional orange TM on a slippery creek bed. It levels out on a dirt trail and right away back on the creek bed. The trail snakes it's way up a skinnier path and a few moments later back on the creek bed. Finally after twenty minutes of the sometimes slippery creek bed you come to the top and a branch, go right. You are now walking on a skinny trail lined with Salmon Berries. You come out into the open with a few drop offs and a big rock trail up. There's a tricky part to climb up but is not difficult. Now you're back in the forest for a bit. There's a creek crossing and shortly after a 10 ft washed out trail. There's places to step and roots to help you place your feet. The trail zig zags along to a steep rooty section with a handy hand rail to pull yourself up. Not long after some blow down & a log bridge to cross with a tired hand rail part way. If a slippery bridge doesn't interest you there's a trail you can follow beside the log bridge. It has some blow down but an option for those who are uncomfortable with slippery mossy crossings.
Soon after a short steep section then a little flat area. One last good steep section with a ladder and then your at the heli pad. There's a beautiful view here of Harrison Lake. If you decide to carry on to Campbell Lake it's about another couple Km's/30 minutes. It's on an old logging road with some ups and downs. There's a nasty mossy slippery boulder section to cross. Stairs, mud and more roots. The lake is ok but nothing spectacular.
This hike is best done on a drier day and I do think poles helped especially on the descent. Happy & safe trails.