Tamarack Trail is a 45.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 4, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
45.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
2,895 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

I've never heard of anyone doing this as an out and back hike. Both times I've done it, we've continued on from Twin lakes to Red Rock Canyon and finished there. It makes it around 33-35 km (20-22 miles). The hike is gorgeous with meadows, ridges, and lakes all the way along. The first time on the trail was a 3-day backpacking trip. There were good places to camp at Lone Lake and Twin Lakes before the fires. The second time was as a one day hike and it was one of the best hikes I've ever been on. It was long but doable. Hopefully the trail will open up again soon.

backpacking
6 months ago

Beautiful views, and a good challenge. From lakes, rivers, meadows, scrambling, bushwhacking, and a little ridge walking, this trail offers a great variety. The trail is longer, and with the other trails around can be a loop or an out and back. It’s hard to follow in certain areas, especially through the forest because it’s so overgrown and looks more like a game trail. But definitely one of my favourite hikes. Can be done in two days, but would suggest spending at least two nights.

hiking
6 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful hike! Lots to see and take time with. The first half of the trip (day 1) was extremely long so be prepared to be exhausted when you reach the campsite! There are parts of the train that are grown over and is a challenge to get through as you have to climb over and under fallen trees! All in all, a challenging yet gorgeous hike!