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1 day ago

We were a little in over our heads when we did this hike. We didn't know what to expect, and definitely felt like we bit off more than we could chew. But the views at the top made it all worth it.

This was Day one of a backpacking trip to Burstall Campground (US18)

The trail starts at mount shark day use area. to ultimately finish at the Burstall Parking area while staying one night at Burstall Campground (US18).

We made the connection between the two parking lots with a mountain bike. It is a ten km ride doable in less than an hour (took me 45 mins with the drive).

THe hike towards Burstall pass is a very serene one. We did not encounter a single person/group on the trail. For the biggest part of the trail you will be in a dense forest of hight trees and will get to look at a creek for a decent part of it. As you get into the valley things open and could possibly be very wet in early season. For us in late august, it was bone dry.

Overall a great hike if you're looking for a campground that is not too busy. Might be great on a mountain bike!

2 days ago

Top is loose and intense but the view is beautiful

A great hike to do early in the morning so you don't see the swarms of tourists both ways. The glaciel shedding made for some incredible sounds and photos.

Great hike! 4 hours round trip but worth the strenuous hike up the trail. The view from the top is amazing. Truly Beautiful!!

Great hike- definitely worth going to the Abbott Pass lookout beyond the tea house. Terrain is loose and tricky at the end

Great hike. Definitely do the section beyond the teahouse, but be careful. The terrain is pretty rough near the end. Worth it though!

5 days ago

This is a review for a trail not on All Trails, located east of Lasser Slave Lake, near Marten River Campground. The trail is called Lily Lake Trail.

We discovered this trail when we arrived at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. It is located not far from Marten River Campground and was an enjoyable hike through birch, lodge pole and jack pine trees. Starts at the top of Marten Mountain, a 6km gravel road drive, off of Hwy. 88, to an overlook area with views of the large Lesser Slave Lake.
Lilly Lake allegedly has trout, saw fish feeding on insects. Wish I had taken my fishing rod.
Not a difficult hike, a tad muddy in spots. A lot of ripe wild raspberries and blue berries along the trail. Probably the most bear potential hike we've been on this summer.