Berg Lake Trail

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Berg Lake Trail is a 18.5 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,083 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

23km trail 1 way, takes roughly 7 hours to berg lake. Along the way you will past through Kinney lake, white horn and the valley of a thousand falls, emperor falls. On the trail you will see 16 glaciers. One of the top trails in Canada.

11 days ago

This was a fantastic hike. There are 4-5 km of very challenging uphill backpacking and the rest is manageable. The 23 km if you get to Berg in one day is a challenge- make sure you take care of your feet and wear good hiking boots that fit. Most of the trails were closed up at Berg Lake due to a rock slide but we were able to do the Snowbird pass. It was simply incredible. If you make it to Berg Lake, Snowbird Pass is a must do (though it’s very challenging in its own right). Campgrounds are in good shape and the trail is well marked. Must do on any backpackers list. Bravo!

12 days ago

It only gets better once you're up at Berg Lake. The exploration opportunities are out of this world.

28 days ago

Awesome trailrun with beautiful views. Technically easy.

1 month ago

Just hiked this last week with three kids (ages 7, 10 and 13). It was beautiful!! It took us around 8 hours from the start of the trail to the Berg Lake campground.

1 month ago

Breathtakingly beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

We kinda cheated; we were tight on schedule and there was no way for us to complete this hike in a single day, and coming from the east coast, we really wanted to do this hike. We ended up finding a helicopter to drop us off at Berg Lake Campgrounds.

Every turn was amazing and had some sort of feature to awe and gawk at. It was definitely a long hike, even if we were going one way. The elevation gain is very deceiving as there's a ton of losses along the trail and this tired us out very quickly.

I recommend doing this on a 3-4 day backpacking trip! Even more if you could! There's just so much to see and do in all parts of the park.

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked this from May 31st to June 3rd, what an incredible experience that was! The trail and surrounding area was almost completely snow free though the temperature was quite cool every day, we even had some snow on the trip. Easily one of the most stunning places I've been to.

backpacking
2 months ago

I love this hike! Doing it again this summer with my girls!

2 months ago

Done this trip twice. Make sure you take 5-7 days to do the trail with a rest day. Plan 3-4 nights at berg lake campground so you can hit up the trails up there as well for day hikes especially snowbird pass!! Hard hike but amazing scenery and so worth it!! Oh and don’t forget to take a dip in berg lake itself. It’s quite refreshing!

backpacking
2 months ago

done twice, stunning each time, but you want at least 5 night trip to explore at berg lake, with a rest day if you want. well worth it

hiking
2 months ago

Completed this with my father, step mom and sister. From start to lake campsite in one day! Was a nice long walk with a challenging middle due to the incline. Spent 1 full day at the lake to explore. A bit busy at the top but still found space in the shelter to eat and a great campsite to rest.

9 months ago

I loved the variety of terrain. We did the hike on October 6, 2017. We lucked out with clear sunny skies and unusually warm temperatures. (18C) Too much to go in and out in one day in the fall. (The days are too short) I would defiantly do it again.

hiking
9 months ago

We helihiked this trail for our honeymoon. Robson's Helimagic took us to the top and we hiked down the same day. It was rainy and exhausting, but it was absolutely stunning and worth it, even for two unseasoned, untrained hikers like ourselves! I would absolutely do this again.

backpacking
9 months ago

Did this trail over 4 days and 3 nights with my wife and two older children mid September. We happened to have gorgeous clear skies which made hiking much more enjoyable, but the clear nights meant that Everyone wanted to stay in their sleeping bags! Evening meals required everyone being fully dressed with their toques on as we didn't do this the first night and it took too long to rewarm. We survived as a family, but I lost 1.4kg as we had to pack in (and out) all food, including stove and pots and water filtration system (although I don't know how the water would be a problem as it comes from Berg Lake and the surrounding glaciers). This was the first time my 15 year old daughter and I were able to taste an actual iceberg. The views were spectacular and we will go back again!All campsites require reservations, and I don't know why some people didn't show up as it was fully booked and the weather could not have been better, such clear views of the top of Mt. Robson are very infrequent!

hiking
10 months ago

A month ago my wife an I hiked Berg lake trail in one day. We started around 8.30AM and got back to the parking lot past 10PM. We loved the hike up but hated most of the way down because for the last 10-15 KM we were so dead. The 42-44 km hike that we did was amazing and by far the best hike we ever did. There is an incredibly diversity of landscapes and terrains in one single hike, it felt like we were doing multiple hikes in one. Couldn't recommend this enough.
Enjoy the Berg lake trail hike in about 2 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr91SnIjYzM

10 months ago

T FTFF X for the first ffrrrydd

hiking
10 months ago

Our first hike in Canada and wow, think we started with the best!!! Stunning scenery everywhere you look; from huge tumbling waterfalls to the sheer scale of the Berg Glacier crashing into Berg Lake. We camped at Berg Lake then hiked back the following day via Robson Pass, so 21km day 1, then 29km day 2. Can't recommend highly enough.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Amazing biological and geological diversity, stunning lakes, and several incredible waterfalls. I've hiked in Switzerland and New Zealand, but this one beats any other hike I've done.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Amazing.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

This trail was amazing ! Did it from may 27-30 and we had warm hot weather and clear skies. 10/10 would do it again. We were lucky and we're 1 day before registration so also did not have to pay for overnight camping. We stayed at whitehorn , berg lake , and Kinney lake on the way back

Monday, May 22, 2017

This whole hike is incredible. It is ever changing and beautiful at every turn. If there is ever a hard section it comes with a huge reward. Likely to meet fantastic people along the way too. This is a hike everyone should experience once in thier lives. Don't let the difficulty rating deter you, people of all ages on this trail.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Amazing scenery!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great backpacking trail. Did a girls trip the first weekend of October! Can't wait to go back again.

backpacking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lots of great amenities for the first time multi-day hiker. A rugged but well maintained trail that makes this a good choice for anyone just starting to get serious about spending a few nights in the outdoors. The scenery is non-stop breathtaking.

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Berg Lake camp is the place to stay. Awesome and challenging trail. Never ending beautiful scenery.

backpacking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful backpacking trail with lakes, valleys, streams and water falls and glaciers.

camping
Monday, May 23, 2016

It was beautiful and clear on the 2 day hike to Burg Lake. Rainy, on the way back on the third day, but lovely again as we walked out on day 4.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Amazing! The switch backs are a challenge but the whole thing is so worth it! If you do it in one day it will take you around 12 hours or so!

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Amazing! One of my favourite places of all time. Such beautiful glaciers, waterfalls, snow capped peaks, crystal clear lakes etc.

Monday, November 02, 2015

glorious

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