Long Lake Loop

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25 km
2 days
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3133 m
Longest Portage: 
1503 m
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Not applicable
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Long Lake Road off Hwy 28 north of Woodview
Southwest through Long Lake and Loucks Lake
P 133 m into small pond
P 30 m into Cox Lake
South through Cox Lake
P 1503 m to Triangle Lake
South through Triangle Lake
P 117 m to Turtle Lake
To northeast bay of Turtle Lake
P 900 m to Stoplog Lake
Camp on Stoplog Lake (2 sites)
North on Stoplog Lake
P 243 m to Compass Lake
North through Compass Lake
P 117 m to Loucks Lake


Post date: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:59


Did this in 2018 with my daughter. Please see the detailed trip report at:


Post date: Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:31


I have done this long lake loop, I have parked and payed at the trailer park on Long Lk. Not anymore, save your money. I park at Ansthruther lk an paddle west to Gold, Cold, Cox, Tiangle, Cherry lk ... est 6hr route.

Post date: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 12:21


Just came back from this trip. The portages are not marked well. Our party got separated and got lost between Loucks and Cox then again between Compass and Loucks. We called it the Bermuda Triangle. The water level is also very low and the portage into compass is really just a portage around compass with detour through the Bermuda Triangle. Campsites were very clean.

Post date: Tue, 02/03/2009 - 19:48


I didn't know you had to pay to park. Lucky I had a visa card. Bring some cash. On the other hand, I've never seen so many blueberries on a canoe trip! Bring pancake batter!

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00


Exercise caution on the portage from Cox Lake to Triangle Lake. There are a couple snowmobile trails that cross with the route. Follow Yellow arrows painted on the rocks and a couple inukshuks have been set up. Do not follow the orange ribbons on trees or you may find yourself back where you started!