Lake of the Falls

HARD 13 reviews

Lake of the Falls is a 34.4 kilometer out and back trail located near Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
34.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1832 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

lake

views

waterfall

backpacking
5 days 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
20 days 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.

29 days ago

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

backpacking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

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
8 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

backpacking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

backpacking
Monday, June 27, 2016

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!