Lake of the Falls is a 21.4 mile out and back trail located near Clearwater County, AB that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
Great hike. Did return trip in one day. Took about 12.5 hours. Went it September. The Lake was beautiful. The trail is hard to follow at some points. There are flags that mark the way
Beauty of a trail! Easy warmup in first 2/3, then some decent elevation for the last bit before the valley meadow. Will likely go back next year and spend a few days going to Landslide / Lake of the falls again.
Hiked the Lake of the Falls trail in August of 2016. This was my first backcountry trip ever, so don't have much to compare it too. The final destination was unreal. Beautiful lake in a majestic mountain valley. The trail itself is uphill most of the way and ended up as 18.8 km (each way) on my gps. It is not a simple hike by an means and has two really steep ascents between the lake of falls/landslide lake junction and the final destination. Do not underestimate this trail.
The trail after the junction is a bit washed out and difficult to navigate. Try and cross the creek to the right side (as you go to the lake of the falls) shortly after the junction so you can find the trail again. Otherwise you might end up bushwhacking for a while.
The fishing at the lake was good. We caught about 20 trout in a day using both spinners and flies.
I would definitely go back. Beautiful location.
This year the bridges across creeks were washed-out, so it made the trip more entertaining and adventurous! Beautiful jem in the mountains.
This is probably one of my favorite hike in this area! I've been there many times. No real campsites, but numerous fire pits which indicate at least someone camped there. Fishing is great. Lots of Bulls and cutthroats!