Explore the most popular Camping trails in Mount Shark Trailhead Provincial Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Snowshoes up to Wonder Pass. Route tracking was a little sketchy with the snow. Marvel Lake was marvellous from the pass.

Day 1 Mt Shark to Naiset Huts - Straight forward trek but long and steep sections at the pass. Only the horse trail open in late summer but hiking trail was opened when we were there in mid Oct. Beautiful around Naiset Huts and Assiniboine Lodge!

Did the full loop in a day doing a walk/run early October. 8am start finishing at 7:30 pm, just before dark. Only had 20 minutes at Assiniboine lodge. The approach was much flatter than I thought. Thought we would have to turn around early but made the full loop. Scattered snow on trail. Will definitely do this again but stay overnight. Epic views.

Nice day trail was quiet no one on it. We biked to the start of the trail off the Bryant cR trail. We stashed our bikes in the bush at the Owl lake turn off on the left. 3.5 km to lake Fall the lake is low and fish are concentrated in the bays on the right side of the lake spawning in full form in October so the Lake Trout , Brook Trout, and their Hybrid Trout are bright in colours and every one is different.

Only 4 stars because we took the marvel pass trail instead of Bryant creek to get to BR 13 (marvel lake campsite) and had to back track up the trail again to get back on track. My fault should have checked my map but wish the sign was clearer. Otherwise great 3 day hike starting off with a heli in, day hike up to nub peak and hiking out the rest over two days down to Mount Shark heli pad. Great people... great time. Will be back to do it all over again next summer :)

Started at the Mount Shark Trailhead parking lot and the hike is pretty much boring for most parts. My aim was to just reach Marvel Lake and then head back within the day. At about the 13km mark came across the ranger’s cabin and a great view of the field and valley across. And then it was another 3km to the start of Marvel Lake and it was so pretty. So it was a total distance of 32kms in-and-out and the round trip took me 9hrs - this was a long one and I was pretty much dragging my legs and body home the last 5kms back to the parking lot. You will come across signs to be very careful as it seems that bear encounters have occurred more than usual along this hike.

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One of the best backpacking adventures I’ve ever done. The views are out of this world. You get a little of everything here from great meadows to alpine lakes and soaring mountains. Wildlife is everywhere and even came within 100 yards of a goat. Easy to find the trailheads.

This is definitely the trail to exit Mt Assiniboine from. Expansive Wonder pass provides opportunities for grizzly watching (we saw a mom + 2 cubs Aug 21 - they left us alone) while the long stretch on Marvel lake is quite pleasant. After the lake and Bryant Creek is a long stretch on a forested horse trail to the Mt Shark Trailhead. This is not as fun but at least it is easy going back home. When going this direction it is downhill and manageable in one day (8hrs), though I probably would not want to do it all in one go going up.

Beautiful along Marvel Lake, then the climb gets tough, then we ran into rotten snow and post holed up to our hips over Wonder Pass. Wait until the snow is gone! Also, a bit boring for the first many miles and at the end.

Took this way back from the Mt. Assiniboine lodge. My favourite hike ever! Stunningly beautiful, intense, and fun!

one of the best Trails I hiked so far, but in the map as the return hike. That way you don't have to walk the same way twice and you don't have to "climb" such a steep slope...

Great campsites only downside is they are about 1 km from the lake. Great fishing

Camped out here twice - once at an earlier sight, a few km from the Marvel Lake area, and another at the back country cabin. This area is absolutely beautiful and a favourite of mine. Owl lake and Marvel are both great places to relax by the water and soak your feet (briefly!). There were lots of wild strawberries growing along parts of the trail in the late part of summer. Elevation gain for nearly the entire hike is close to nil. There were a number of bears in the area, and some moose.

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!

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