backpacking
6 days 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

hiking
12 days ago

5 of us hiked up June 8-10. The weather was great going up and the trail was well maintained and dry. The last 4 KM after the split to Lake of the Falls is a bit grueling but worth it. The lake is totally thawed. It was just us on Friday with two more small parties showed up on Saturday for the night. Lots of small campsites and one big one on the North side of the lake with a toilet East of the largest site. There are more camp sites and a bear pole on the South end of the Lake. We ran into a hiker who went to Lake of the Falls and back, He said the trail is washed out in some places so you will get wet if you go that way. We walked around the whole lake on Saturday, but had to take our boots off to get through the creek on the South end of the lake. Sunday morning we woke up to snow covered tents, the snow kept up the whole walk back to the car so we got pretty wet but stayed warm by moving quickly. Took about 8 hours up and 5 hours down with short breaks to eat and adjust equipment. We plan to go back to do more exploring.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, not well marked but you’ll manage. Views are amazing. On a long weekend I encountered heavy traffic. Some dogs are kept on leash (they should), some others are off. Few people on horses riding as well. It took me 1 hour to get to the top.

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.

I just did this hike this past May long weekend. After attempting lake of the falls and turning back, we hiked this fork of the trail up to the lake, it took about 3 hours up from the fork and about half that going down. There is snow but not too deep and the lake is still mostly frozen but beautiful. I would recommend this trail, it's a steady accend but not too long.

hiking
3 months ago

Very steep but worth the hike! Amazing views!

Completed this amazing trail August long weekend 2017. The hike in is challenging, it is a long, pretty steady incline over the 16km. Most of the trail was in excellent condition. There were a few areas that had been washed out but we found them to be relatively well marked (not sure why others had trouble?). It took us 8 hours to get in with a few breaks and a lunch stop. Getting out was a breeze - under 5 hours (with 35 pound packs). Definitely bring a fishing rod, the lake has incredible fishing.
I wouldn't rate this trail hard but it's definitely intermediate. Also details say no dogs but that is not true.
I don't generally do the same hike twice, but I'll be back to do this one again.

hiking
10 months ago

The hike was gruelling to say the least. There is no noticeable signage for the Landslide Lake/Lake of Falls trail so we ended up on the Pinto Lake trail before realizing this. The washout from 4 years ago has made a large section of the trail from the horse camp midway up, very difficult and in some places very unsafe for hiking. Once at the junction for Landslide or Lake of Falls, there is finally a sign showing directions to each lake. The hike took us 8 hours out from Landslide Lake to the trail head at the Cline River. I think this hike should be rated as hard and would not recommend it to an inexperienced hiker.

backpacking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Well kept trail with some nice views. We had a great afternoon!! Wouldn't recommend with small children.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a great hike. The trail was a little washed out due to erosion but it was well marked out. Some of the marked out sections lead you in the right direction but actually were not the best paths to take and were pretty sketchy. Make sure to assess the detours to make sure it is worth while. It is not overly dog friendly but my dog had no issue and loved the hike. The fishing was unreal, every cast just about and a fish was on the line.

Amazing views and camping sites. 10/10 would reccommend.

11 months ago

Don't know why this is rated as moderate, we scrambled at least half of this hike and it was a tough one. It's doable but I would not recommend it to first time or inexperienced hikers. Lots of opportunity to get lost and make mistakes!
Great view at the top and at the lake!

trail running
11 months ago

My girlfriend and I ran this trail July 15 2017, the trail GPS distance was actually 38.6km. There has been a washout recently about 4km before the junction that has changed the trail from a moderate, fun trail to a difficult, high consequence one. Experienced route finding is needed to navigate above the river's edge; I would suggest anyone braving it to be equipped with poles. All in all a great trip, we finished our return trip in just over six hours. There are some great camp spots along the way.

11 months ago

July 15 2016, This was my second trip up, the weather was pretty crappy the first couple days, creeks were overrunning, with rushing water, and the thunder of rocks moving, some of the path was washed away. We meet some people as we made our way up that had turned bad, it turned out to be a pretty good trip. looking forward to the next trip in a few weeks or so.

backpacking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike. I managed to get a bit lost right off the bat because I am apparently a potato, but it's a pretty easy area to quickly regain your bearings. The lake was beautiful, and about 20 min after pitching my tent (which is a hammock), a marmot wandered through my site and literally right underneath me. Little buggers are everywhere and adorable. Great hike, starts off nice and easy, and then an enjoyable amount of elevation gain for the last third or so of the hike in. Lots of sites at the lake, all pretty far from each other. Fishing is apparently pretty good too, according to a few guys I talked to on the way in.

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Did this hike June 18, in one day. Lake still partially frozen. Made it up in 5:15 hours and down in 4 hours. Part of the trail was washed out but new trail has been set and is flagged well.

backpacking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

An ambitious extension to Coral Creek Canyon Trail, this route requires navigation skills, some bushwhacking, and very steep scree slopes. Well worth the hard work. Fossils can be found all along the ridge. 360 degree views.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great hike. Done it twice first time we used the helicopter place to fly to lake of the falls and got married there. second time was our one year anniversary which we hiked in. Start of hike is quite easy but gets challenging in places. one spot is brutally rocky and easy to twist an ankle. some of the bridges are in poor condition. There are a few river crossings. Very cold water. A lot of helicopter traffic during the day. strongly recommend.

backpacking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Rating would have been higher if not for half the trail covered in snow and lake also covered (May long weekend). aside from that, amazing views from the south ridge.

backpacking
Monday, December 12, 2016

Amazing hike, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and a pretty remote area. Didn't make it all the way to the lake, stopped about a mile short of it and made camp because the rest of the way was under waist-deep snow. This was during the last week of June. Trail is pretty hard to follow in places; had to bushwhack to find the trail after the Landslide Lake trail junction. There's also a couple stream crossings; one crossing was about knee-deep. Saw some mountain sheep on the hoodoos by the Cline River and a moose. Woke up the next morning to find fresh cougar tracks near my tent.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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.

backpacking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.

backpacking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

This year the bridges across creeks were washed-out, so it made the trip more entertaining and adventurous! Beautiful jem in the mountains.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

it's an easy trail with beautiful views of a canyon.

backpacking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Did it with 3 friends in late season (Oct. or Nov. but it was about 8-9 years ago, so I can't quite remember). I had previously done Lake of the Falls and absolutely loved it - both the hike and the destination, so Landslide was next in the list. Now I'm heading to Landslide again tomorrow.

A great hike. We did the northern approach (from Cline river). Overall I'd say it's easy to medium if you're in decent shape. Trail is well defined, mostly forested, plenty of water along the way. Because of the creeks crossing your path you will have more uphill than the total gain suggests but these are short spurts. The lake is beautiful. When we were there the water was mirror like. We camped at the North end and had our cooking/hang out spot near the massive boulder there. Since snow was already on the ground we did not explore much but obviously there is plenty to do. Went back the same way we came. I can't remember the times but we made it within 5-6 hrs each way. I'm curious (nervous?) about tomorrow - I'm not in the same shape I was 10 years ago:)

on Coral Creek Canyon Trail

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Good trail. We didn't complete the loop though. The loop trail wasn't clearly marked so we ended up continuing on the Cline River trail (it's a wider trail). Many trails branch off so this would be a fun area to explore. Due to poor trail markings and not as good of views as other trails in the area I am only giving it 3 stars. I would go again though, I would just need to check my app to make sure I take the correct turn. We took our older dog on the trail. The trail is dog friendly (and is also used as a horse trail) but you will need to bring water for your pooch! There is a small creek near the beginning of the trail and a small watering hole a little farther in but that's it for water!

backpacking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

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!

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