Boom Lake Trail

EASY 91 reviews
#14 of 127 trails in

Boom Lake Trail is a 10.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldon, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
543 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

9 days ago

Definitely makes you go “BOOM” when you see it!! Stunning view at the end!!! Not sure what the insect is called, but it looks like a little black fly, TONS of those at the lake and around it. We hiked to a spot where there was less of them.

21 days ago

it was ok. decently easy. lots of trees. then opens to the lake. no other views besides when you are at the lake. saw a decent number of people. lake was pretty.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
26 days ago

My family hiked here on May 27th. There were some slushy parts with snow and their melt making the ground pretty muddy and slushy in parts. We saw quite a few people easily doing the hike with sneakers but some nicer boots and gaiters would take away the yuck factor.

I hauled my kid up in a backpack weighing total of 50 lbs so it was a good workout and felt like uphill both ways but with a light pack it’s pretty easy.

At the end the view of Boom lake is amazing and did a nice picnic lunch on the rocks by the lake.

1 month ago

Fairly easy trail and worth the effort for the view at the end

hiking
1 month ago

Went there yesterday on May Long and overall a nice trail with gradual climb at the beginning, but still quite muddy and about half way in there began to have a good amount of snow. People walked out a slightly hard packed snow path but it is easy to step an inch or two off the path and get yourself into some knee deep snow so be prepared to bring extra socks because they will likely get wet on your way in & out.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail! Did with a doggo who also enjoyed it. No signs for Boom lake if you’re coming from Radium way, look out for the turning! Did with cleats on but would probably be fine without. Nice opening at the end where the snowy frozen lake is, would be pretty sweet in the summertime!

cross country skiing
3 months ago

We took our XC skis out February 21 and there was plenty of snow. Beautiful hike in the trees until we got to the lake where it opens up to Mountain View’s. Great trail we will come again.

hiking
8 months ago

A well maintained trail. Beautiful forested hike. The lake itself is huge and crystal clear. Very few people on this trail today making for some wonderful private views of the lake. There’s a great spot just past the rock pile that acts as a “point” and offers a panoramic view of this lake. You can really take in the grandeur of the surrounding mountains from here. A little clearing offered the perfect spot to eat lunch and play dice. Grab a coffee at Storm mountain lodge by their fireplace before your drive back to Banff or Calgary as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Effort to reward ratio is 1:3. Great easy hike.

9 months ago

I cross country skied this trail and it is amazing. It turned dark and there was a clear sky with a full moon. As we skied across the mountain it opened up to an ice covered lake. With big fluffy snow flakes falling. It was cool but not cold as we had just finished a great workout by skiing in. We sat down and enjoyed Red delicious apples before heading back on the trail to ski out. The trail in was beautiful lined with tall Spruce and Douglas Fir and Blue Spruce all covered in white sparkly snow that glistened like diamonds. The trail goes up and down nothing too steep with long stretches of scenic beauty. ❤️

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike for beginners with an amazing pay off. Boom lake is stunning!

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail of your looking for something easy! The Lake view is very beautiful! My friend and I came across a Grizzly so that was definitely the scare lol but you should always be prepared!!

9 months ago

A bit boring hike as it goes through woods almost all the time.
But it's easy going and a good start for a hiking holiday in the mountains. The view onto the lake at the end of the hike, however, is stunning.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing lake! Calm water, really cold but people jumped in quick. Totally worth visit, not a overly busy trail for being a holiday Monday.

hiking
10 months ago

Good, easy hike with great payoff.

hiking
10 months ago

The lake is splendid !

hiking
11 months ago

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Perfect short hike ( took us 3 hours) with a beautiful view. Great easy hike to start the season off!

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Deep snow and wet. Was fun walk.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

We did this one few times. This time we did it with toddler (in carrier). It was muddy, very wet and still lots of deep snow at the end. But it was worth it.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very nice hike. Reaching Boom Lake was worth it! However we were not prepared for so much snow. 90% of hike was snow covered. Melting snow and mud. We even fell through waist deep snow many times. Will definitely come back when it dries up but doesn't look like it will be for a while.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Been there in mid May, trail was covered with snow, so will have to do it again once it melts.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Beautiful Lake, day we went was raining which would have kept the crowds low. Did get to see Eagles as well. Definately recommend for a family hike, might even drag a tube up there next time

Thursday, April 06, 2017

September 14, 2013

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Great option for an easy day. Most of the hike occurs on the straightaway through the forest as the trail gently rolls up and occasionally down. The forest is thick and full of eye candy. Bring a good partner for great conversations cuz you should have your breath on this hike. You'll suddenly appear out of the forest and find yourself amongst a rock yard beside the lake. Relax, grab a bite, and take pics of the shear wall of rock brilliance on the other side of the lake.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Easy hike with a few ups and downs. Covered in snow after the first 2 kms. Beautiful Quiet lake at the end.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Easy hike to the lake and the view is not bad

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Easy hike and worth the views at the end. The lake is a lovely spot to sit and take in the views. It wasn't overly busy either.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simple hike with a rewarding view! Lake was a great spot for a swim

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