Taylor Lake

EASY 41 reviews
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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
924 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

snowshoeing
4 days ago

Dec 2nd // Steady incline but didn't feel too gruesome. Great hike with micro-spikes for the most part, but was very happy to have snowshoes for the last while, as we sunk through the slight snow pack up to our waists. There is also a Y very close to the lake, many people went straight but the path to the left takes you to the lake.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Little snow packed the day we went, mostly forested till the end. The traffic was enough that the trail was carved out on the snow n was passable. It's a steady incline for 5 km. There is camping allowed at Taylor Lake, nothing fancy, no fires. The view at the lake is gorgeous. Our walk back turned to mud near the end, and was Thick.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail that is a mixture of roughly flat and incline. Great for a variety of hiking abilities with a great sit down spot up at the lake with a couple small pick nick tables.
My recording was about 12km round trip and only 600m elevation.

5 stars because the views were great, the trail was not very busy, but we did see a handful of other people.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months ago

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago