Pinto Lake Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Pinto Lake Trail is a 64.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
64.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1922 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Fabulous view of the lake surrounded by mountains, with comfortable and well maintained camp ground. And you can experience it all after a couple of days of hiking if you enter the trail from Landslide lake trailhead, it might involve some bush whacking and some swamps crossing, but for the most part the trail is well maintained and marked (GPS still might be a good tool to have).
The pass on the way out had a lot of snow in the mid of July, and a lot of breathtaking views, and just several hours of hiking up, then through the valleys, and then all the way down towards highway 93.

rock climbing
Sunday, May 01, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We actually hiked to Michelle Lakes from Owen Creek and camped there. Then we headed to Pinto Lake from there, camped again. And left through Sunset Pass the next day. BEAUTIFUL. Do it.

http://www.clubtread.com/routes/Route.aspx?Route=1198
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Sunset_Pass/Sunset_Pass_Hike.htm