Tawayik Lake Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Tawayik Lake Trail is a 15.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Improvement District No. 13 , Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
196 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Not very challenging but if your looking for a relaxing stroll this is defiantly a great trail. There were a few wet spots that I'm sure will be dry within the week. Honestly I spent most of the hike imagining it come winter. Can't wait to shoe this next year.

1 month ago

Biked this trail. Not to challenging but it wasn’t all smooth and had great trail maintenance Really enjoyed it!

mountain biking
1 month ago

24 degrees for the round trip, but didn’t see any buffalo today. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike. Have seen bison everytime on this trail. Right now its got lots of snow, puddles and slushy sections. Once it’s dried up a very good hike worth recommending.

4 months ago

Did this in winter, pretty boring

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Icy sections that I would recommend
Micro spikes for. All in all a nice easy hike with woods, a large field and a lake. Easy signage to follow.

hiking
8 months ago

I would probably have called this a 3-star except for the encounters with wild bison which were quite exciting - had to drive a herd of them in front of us to stay on the trail. Flat plains and wooded scenery without pronounced features for most of the hike, only a few other hikers out there. Time a little under 4 hours, only minor elevation changes. As others have noted, there were a few boggy patches. I saw at least one brave soul tried it in the snow - would be pretty strenuous then?!

hiking
9 months ago

An easy loop with Bison encounters. We had to shoo two bison off the trail to complete the loop.

hiking
11 months ago

This hike is better than the Lake Shirley hike. More variety, with open spaces and more of a wilderness trail rather than a quad path through the woods. A herd of wood Buffalo were in the path at one open spot, so I had to wade through some tall prairie grass to get around them. That added some time making for about a 3 & 1/4 hour hike. Lots of raspberries on the trail, making me think I might see a bear. I did see a big black bear last week on the Lake Shirley hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The trail itself was pretty good. It's mostly flat (as expected in the prairies), and my friend and I were able to complete the entire trail in about 3 hours. We saw some wildlife (deer, woodpeckers, etc.) but didn't see wood bison as we had hoped. The sun was really hot and we ended up leaving at 11, so I would recommend doing the hike before it gets very hot out or taking plenty of sunscreen and water with you. Waterproof footwear recommended, as some regions were a bit muddy. There were a LOT of mosquitoes, so ensure that you have plenty of insect repellent as well.

Monday, June 26, 2017

a bit muddy at the back and missed trail split on plains section but very beautiful.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Nice trail, not too busy. I don't think many people do the full thing so it's only about the first couple km or so thy seem more trafficked. I can't stress enough WATERPROOF BOOTS, doesn't seem that bad at first but as soon as you're coming out of that first stretch of meadow it's very wet. Other parts in the forest very wet and muddy too.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This is an excellent hike with interesting with scenary changing at various points throughout. Challenging because of distance and rolling hills. Be careful if you're doing this hike in the spring or after a heavy rain. The lower parts of the trail flood. You can't be afraid to get your feet wet!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's a long a beautiful outing with vast changing scenery. However the trail is not well kept with many muddy stretches of the path in which you have to detour in the trees. Most people turn around at a small bridge in the march because in the first six feet, water comes over it. But if you run across, you can make it. (I posted a photo of the log bridge) Just before the end, the trail was completely flooded and washed out. Me and the wife had to circle around stepping carefully on branches to stay dry. The end of the trail is just a road, but you'll appreciate steady ground. There's a nice camp near the end of the trail as well for those whom wish to backpack. If you don't mind some dirty shoes (wear pants), then you could accomplish this long trail. And the lake views and bison make it all worth it as well!

mountain biking
Monday, June 12, 2017

This trail was an adventure!!! Not for beginners and be ready to get off and walk a lot.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This trail was a bit difficult and definitely not for beginners. It was really wet and muddy in a lot of places so make sure to wear shoes you're not worried about getting dirty. That said the views were beautiful and definitely worth the trek! Saw some bison about halfway through and a beaver in the last little lake you pass.

mountain biking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Great trail, still pretty wet in places. We mush of gotten on and off our bikes 30+ times to get through bogs and climb over fallen trees.

hiking
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