Explore the most popular camping trails near Cline River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We began this trail on 10/7/18 at noon and returned on 10/8/18 at 6:30pm. We are two fit firefighters, and we covered about 22 miles round-trip. We were not able to make it all of the way to Lake of the Falls with our time constraints, but we got within a couple miles of it. We believe the trail is much closer to about 13 miles ONE WAY, as someone else mentioned below. There are some steep climbs, but they are short.

We were the first to hike the trail since the first snowfall of this year (24"), and we would rate the trail as difficult to follow and difficult to hike at this time. It was thigh-deep snow in some places. We camped at the fork to Landslide Lake/Lake of the Falls. There is some pink/orange/yellow flagging in the timber to mark most of the trail, but be careful not to miss the stream crossing to the south after the fork to Landslide Lake. (Anyone hiking this soon, do NOT follow our tracks in the snow past the final fork! We got lost, and you will too!) There are also some tracks of trappers checking their trap lines out there---not hiking the trail! We saw fresh signs of one black bear and possibly one grizzly at the higher elevation, closer to the lake.

It was tough in the snow, but still scenic! We loved it, but hope to go back and make it to the lake next time, planning for 26 miles rather than the 21 miles this site says.

Only done this hike once but it was a nice one. a few steep climbs but it's worth it. A soccer ball was left at the top a few years ago, I hope to go back and use it again if it's still there haha.

Done this trail a few times, some nice views, a good hike.

Great hike with a wonderful reward at the end.

It’s worth noting that with about 3km left the trail goes south along the river; however, the map has the trail going north along the river. This shouldn’t lead to any confusion since the trail itself is well marked but if you’re not fully paying attention and following the all trails map you can get into some trouble. Hopefully this gets fixed!

Trail is nice and in the shade. The lake is beautiful but unfortunately didn't get to see much because of the smoke. Better in the morning light.

From Nordegg- Approximately 4km past Two OClock rec area turn off. There's a small pull out on right side of road by a small creek. There is a sign for Kinglet Lake. Walk down old road and find prominent path. Stay left while heading up, incline starts fairly quickly. Steep hike up to a meadow. There will be a trail marker for Tuff Puff Ridge going right, kinglet going left. Kinglet was a beautiful, steep hike up. Great cutthroat fishing at the lake and very light traffic. Views weren't spectacular as BC fire haze created very poor visibility, but I'm sure they'd be amazing on a clear day. Great hike regardless and not one to be taken lightly.. hiking shoes are a must. Round trip for us was approx 4 hrs

trail running
4 months ago

This was a nice hike. My husband and I did this with our 13 and 12 year old children and our dog. The trail was mostly forested (which was appreciated in 30 deg C weather) and we were rewarded by the beautiful lake at the end. There were a few creek crossings along the uphill section on the way in that were great for the dog and a place to soak your hat. This hike would make for a good trail run without the kids. Bring your bug spray.

hiking
4 months ago

My husband and I did this hike with our 13 and 12 year old children, and our dog. The uphill sections were steep and challenging, but we took breaks and made it to Kinglet Lake in about 2.5 hours (the return trip was 1.5 hours). The lake was beautiful and we were the only people there. The water was crystal clear and fish were jumping. The kids went for a swim, but it was definitely chilly! Wear good trail shoes.

4 months ago

closer to 21km each way then 17km. A group of three of us did it in 7hours going in then 6hours on the way out over 2 days. Would not rate this as hard, if anything it's an easy hike. After the second bridge crossing there is a fairly steep hill and then after the stream crossing there is another slightly larger and steeper hill however neither are extremely challenging. There arent many campsites at the lake so if you're planning on going during a long weekend make sure you go out very early. fishing is decent but dont expect any trophy fish.

backpacking
4 months ago

This hike is very challenging. We made it in 2 days and it definitely felt longer than what this app says. Lot’s of up and down, creek crossings and uneven ground. We took our 6 year old and 10 year and they both did awesome but I would not recommend it!! Camping was amazing, views were amazing, and fishing was awesome! Loved it there. My only recommendation is good footwear and pack light! Definitely worth the reward of reaching the Lake!! Oh, and crossing the creek in bare feet was a breeze, even our 6 year old had no issues.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail through the trees to a perfect lake. You have to hop around in spots to avoid mud (we were hiking in tennis shoes).

The trail was very rooted and mucky. While not a difficult trail; it was very tedious. No birds or wildlife spotted during our hike and not at all scenic until we reached the lake. Beautiful Glacier lake and views once we arrived.

Don’t let the sign at the trail fool you. “Easy Stroll” Not!

backpacking
5 months ago

This summer I did this hike with my 11 year old and 8 year old daughters. We paced ourselves, took breaks and did the trail in 5 hours. If going with kids, makes sure they have water, and packs that are not too heavy. (10-12% of body weight). Leave no later then late morning so you have the evening to setup camp. The viewpoint of the Howse River valley is very nice. The majority of the trail is through forest, but you are rewarded for your efforts with an off the charts view at Glacier Lake.

hiking
5 months ago

The gravel can be slippery at times, making it challenging for a beginner such as myself. There were some gorgeous spots by the lake that made me wish I did an overnight trip instead of one day. Despite snow only a hundred meters above, the water was reasonable for a dip on a hot day.

backpacking
5 months ago

Stayed two nights over July 7th weekend. A few observations:
The lake area gets cold really fast with west wind.
It’s cold there despite beautiful sunny and warm weather on the way up to the lake. Forecast for SK River is crossing (closest weather location) was very very wrong and we got a lot of rain despite better forecast so pack rain, wind and cold weather gear regardless of the forecast if staying overnight.
We loved the area and hiked to the waterfall that you can see from the lake area. Took about an hour going slow with a lot of stops and required a bit of bush wacking as we didn’t find a trail leading to the waterfall.

backpacking
5 months ago

This was my first back country camping trip of the year and the views along the way are gorgeous! steep and difficult, I found the river crossing challenging it's in the last 3-5 km before you reach lake of the falls. Bring Keens

To say this hike was hard is an understatement! This was our first over night hike and it was challenging!! The first 13ish km in is a nice little warm up but the going gets tough on the back stretch!! There is also a little river crossing so I would recommend having an extra pair of water shoes of some sort. (We weren't prepared so it made the rest of the hike and the whole next day a nightmare with wet shoes.. lesson learned!)
We did the hike back over two days which I highly reccomend if you have the time because 1. it made the hike a lot more enjoyable for ourselves and 2. there are so many great spots to camp along the way!
absolutely beautiful and humbling experience, I would do it again in a heart beat over a few extra days to enjoy everything a little more!

backpacking
5 months ago

My brother and I did this as our first backpacking hike on June 22nd 2018. We were over packed and inexperienced. The views were worth the extreme difficulty LOL. Some of the inclines feel like walking up a 45 degree angle when you get close to the top. Not for the faint of heart. Would not suggest as a first time adventure. We did have this trail all to ourselves though.

backpacking
5 months ago

Did this hike over the weekend in Three days... first day clocked some miles. Beautiful views most of the way!! The trail was relatively easy just long. There are several opportunities for one who would like to spend more time out there. You could hike up to Michaëlle lakes through waterfalls creek or hike in through cataract creek, many different options! I did however notice a fair amount of garbage on the trails though

backpacking
5 months ago

Rewarding/scenic/challenging! Would do it again!
Hiked in: 18.8KM 1 day. Total in/out: 37.6KM
Elevation gain: 1539M
Total moving time: 13HRS

We hiked this trail in late May. The trail was clear of snow, but there were several areas of the trail that were wet or spongy. Most of these areas could be avoided by walking along the outer borders of the trail. Elevation gain was not bad at all; however, there were lots of exposed roots along the trail and few views of the surrounding mountains until you reach the end of the trail. The view at Chephren Lake was beautiful, and we were fortunate to observe a small avalanche from a distance, which was super, super cool.

backpacking
6 months ago

A really good hike to awesome scenery. May long 2018 the lake was iced over but the shore line had access to open water.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little day hike.

I just attempted this hike this past May long weekend on a four day backpack. I would say do not try to go to lake of the falls until later in the season! We hiked about half of the day from the fork between lake of the falls and landslide, and we encountered a couple feet of snow covering a deep Creek that will go over and into your boots. We tried to go up and around the side of the mountain instead of near the water but that ended up leaving us much too high and very late in the day. we ended up turning back and making camp near the fork. Take caution on the trail this early and don't take unnecessary risks.
Go to landslide instead! it's a much nicer, shorter and better marked path.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful lake, well worth the effort. 99% of trail is in the trees. But the destination is more then worth it

Was a great hike.......

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Went on Aug 12. Great hike with a dog, and the lake was absolutely stunning.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful outcome at the end of the trail. However, the trail is filled with lots of large roots and a very steep desent to the lake.

backpacking
Friday, August 11, 2017

A good hard hike but the views at the lake are worth it. Lots of free camping spots but not all are flat or level. Take time to do the day hike above the lake to the Lake Of The Falls lookout. The 360 degree view from there is fantastic.

backpacking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Fabulous view of the lake surrounded by mountains, with comfortable and well maintained camp ground. And you can experience it all after a couple of days of hiking if you enter the trail from Landslide lake trailhead, it might involve some bush whacking and some swamps crossing, but for the most part the trail is well maintained and marked (GPS still might be a good tool to have).
The pass on the way out had a lot of snow in the mid of July, and a lot of breathtaking views, and just several hours of hiking up, then through the valleys, and then all the way down towards highway 93.

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