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flooded
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muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

The southwest side of Frame Lake Trail is still pretty wet, snowy and icy. You may encounter a couple difficult spots as I did, but it’s not too bad with good waterproof hiking boots. I may be inclined to wait just a little bit longer into the thaw before attempting it again.

hiking
1 month ago

The large portion of the trail I walked today was mostly clear and dry. On the rocky part near the hospital there is still some snow and ice which can be slippery in spots, but I didn’t have too much trouble with it. The view is beautiful right now and it’s a great time to get out and experience it before the lake thaws.

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flooded
icy
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washed out
1 month ago

The trail was full of melting snow, ice and water so I aborted it and did a neighbourhood walk instead. NOTE: I cannot post a review without adding a rating. Since the trail was inaccessible, my one-star rating is a reflection of that - not the trail itself. I will re-attempt after the thaw is over.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail but only the paved part is easy. I have hiked this trail numerous times in all types of weather and all year round. The rating for this trail should be altered. As mentioned in other posts there is a paved side and a “wild side”. The wild side is in a wooded and rocky area. It can be difficult to scramble over the rocks when it is rainy or snowy. The trail markers are hard to spot in a few areas. I would take my elderly mother for a walk on an easy trail but would never take her in the wild side of this trail.

Very nice in winter

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favourite trails in Yellowknife! I usually go around it in a clockwise direction. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to hike depending on how quick you are and if you stop to take in the sights. About half the trail is paved and the other half is in the woods/on the rocks (which I like to call the “wild side”) and marked by posts. Generally you can see the next post by standing by a post. I have mainly done the trail in the summer which can be pretty buggy. I have recently done it in the winter and the “wild side” was snow packed so I was able to complete it wearing regular boots, cleats could’ve been handy for a few downhill areas.

hiking
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Awesome in the winter. Inaccurate recording because app crashed (thanks @alltrails)

walking
2 months ago

This isn't really a trail as you part at the base of a stair case and take the stairs up to the monument; definitely walking and not hiking. Can be done by virtually anyone and gives a SPECTACULAR view of the lake, old town, and more of Yellowknife (check out my photos!). Completely exposed off the lake so the wind can hit hard and chill you fast. Worth the few minutes to complete if you're in town.

This was an easy and well marked trail that a friend took me out on my first trip to Yellowknife. More difficult outside of winter due to swamp area, but faster to hike in the winter. Post markers all along the trail and new stairs and benches recently put in, including one at the top of the hill. Was told this is the second highest point in the area but much more accessible so THE place to go. Great for families, walking the dog, or wanting a great view for little effort. Didn't go further on to Martin Lake as it was snow covered but would have in the summer for sure.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
off trail
snow
5 months ago

walking
snow
5 months ago

had a lovely day out in the snow on new years day. nice short hike. the falls are mostly frozen now but still lovely

hiking
6 months ago

Very snowy day, but the trail is well marked so still easy to follow

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Really nice view!! and not too far from town :) It's a short trail too. If you are looking for short activity, this trail is the best! I will do it again!

A short trail on a slope down to the river. It has been groomed by ATV's. Destination to Rapids of the Drowned is quite spectacular. We were here in October so the pelicans were gone.

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