Taylor Lake

EASY 35 reviews
#28 of 110 trails in

Taylor Lake is a 14.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldon, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1091 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

An excellent hike to the lake from the highway. We went mid August and were eating various berries along the way too.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail with lots of uphill. Easy if you hike a lot, but if you don't go hiking often this one will be a challenge. the payoff at the end is great with a beautiful lake (hence the trail name). Someone claimed to have seen a bear going the extra 2 KM to O'Brian Lake off of Taylor lake, so we skipped that. My son, who is very athletic, complained about the incline the entire way up, but was very happy we had finished once he saw the lake and how close we were to the mountains on the other side of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail, beautiful and serene at the lake. Bring bug spray! We did see a black bear by the creek within the first mile of the trail so keep alert with some noises/loud talking.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, you can hear and see waterfalls the entire hike up. Bring bug spray.

1 month ago

Great hike
Uphill all the way to the lake - stunning views!

1 month ago

Makes for a nice easy one night backpacking trip or day trip. Decent elevation gain with 500+m but very well trodden and level trail. We stayed the night up at the lake - beautiful spot to relax and fish (no catches but there are a lot of fish in the lake!). Very buggy around the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Very muddy near the top when I went today, it's like a giant mosquito breeding ground at the top, definitely bring bug spray. View was beautiful though, would definitely backpack here in the future.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great day hike with amazing view!!! Definitely recommend bug spray and sun tan lotion. Make sure you have minimum of 2L of water and snacks. Hiking poles are a great thing to have here, also have good hiking shoes that are water proof, especially if you are planning on continuing to the other lakes. I highly recommend to go further. Hike is very easy!!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and lonely. Still some snow!

hiking
2 months ago

Had a great time hiking out to the lake today. Some parts of the trail are tricky to follow because of the snow, but it wasn't too bad. Follow the footsteps and you'll be fine. Not sure if I would backpack out there, all the melting snow made the campsites pretty soaked.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike and the views at the end was totally worth it! Last 25 minutes was pretty deep snow in some spots and lots of slush and mud- bring proper footwear!! I would say this trail is easy to moderate, a few straight inclines but also a decent amount of switchbacks. We did this up and down in 3 and a half hours. Trail wasn't too busy, passed about 6 people in total. Overall this hike was amazing in my opinion and would love to do it again in the hotter months.