Bighill Lake Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Bighill Lake Trail is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
91 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful views at numerous points along this hike. Trail is marked quite well with ribbon. There are some mucky spots for sure but they're passable. The lake is gorgeous - so quiet and serene. It's a good hike - definitely budget a few hours. You'll want some good boots too.

hiking
1 month ago

Went on a beautiful day. Because of recent rains the bog areas were flooded and we got very wet feet. Otherwise the terrain was manageable even for the not so young.

hiking
2 months ago

While some of this trail passes through bogs, most crosses and traverses smooth rock domes, exposed to breezes and allowing views of the surrounding countryside. The trail is well-marked with yellow and orange tags. We hiked the trail in early July 2018, after a period of extensive, unexpected rain, and some of the bogs were flooded. In most cases, small logs were laid down so that you could cross the standing water; in other cases, alternative routes were laid out. The views from some of the rocks were very nice, providing an excellent panorama. It was generally fairly easy, with only a few spots where scrambling was necessary, but we would recommend sturdy shoes.

7 months ago

a good half day hike with various trail conditions, good footwear recommended

hiking
2 months ago