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Cameron River Falls Trail

Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park 4 | Ingraham Trail (KM 45.8), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Cameron Falls Trail is located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail. It is approximately 47 km east of Yellowknife. There is a small parking lot with pit toilet facilities, at the start of a 20 minute hike along a well marked trail to Cameron Falls. In winter the falls are frozen right over. In spring, melt-waters roar under the ice. Water levels in summer have been known to drop low enough to allow walking across the falls above the overhang. And in the fall the changing colours of the leaves are always a good reason to bring along your camera. Attractions & Points of Interest: It is possible to hike upstream from Cameron Falls to the Cameron River Ramparts Waterfalls, a distance of 8 or 9 km. The trail is not well developed, but the river is relatively easy to follow and the route is obvious. If you choose to follow the north (far) side of the river, there is a foot bridge at Cameron Falls, which also offers access into the rest of Hidden Lake Park. You will have to re-cross the river at the Ingraham Trail bridge at Cameron River Crossing, a short ways upstream from the Ramparts. The park offers access for canoeists to the Lower Cameron River Canoe Route, one of the Ingraham Trail Canoe Routes.
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Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park 4 | Ingraham Trail (KM 45.8), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

About 40 min out the Ingraham Highway. The walk is of intermedient difficulty over the Sheild. Kids can do it

Thank Oakville89
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cameron falls trail, a nice quiet hike! Went there solo with my dog, a westie. It's a challenging hike as the trail is naturally paved. Trail consist of gravel & rocks. Trail is located 50km from Yellowknife on the Ingraham trail Hwy. Washroom facilities located...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I drove out with some friends while visiting Yellowknife. It's an easy drive from the city; we went around 10 pm. It's a bit of a hike in, about half an hour, and I wasn't in the best shape so it was tough, but for...More

1  Thank Kayley N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is an in-and-out trail. We thought it was full-circle, but it is not. While there are bridges, stairs, etc., most of the trail is ungroomed and some areas are a bit challenging if you're not in shape. There was still quite a bit of...More

Thank Peace_Parrot
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike. My 4 year old could manage it but he isn't a complainer. Beware of potential mosquitoes.

Thank Bethanie F
Reviewed 16 February 2017

After driving for miles ,almost a day, through wilderness, we came upon a beautiful city,Yellowknife! People come from all over so are very friendly and are one big happy family! If you love being out in the wild, Cameron Falls is the best place to...More

2  Thank dsnewson
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There are 2 sets of falls in this great northern park. The first(short) hike is by the bridge and is about a 10 - 15 hike in and has a small wooden walkway to get close to the falls to get some great pictures and...More

1  Thank YKHusky
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We did the Cameron Falls Hike end of December. Takes a bit longer as covered in snow. It was beautiful though and looked like you were hiking in a postcard of a Winter Wonderland. There are markers above the snow to help keep you on...More

Thank travelinteacher1282
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Path is marked and easy to navigate. Uneven parts at times. Usually busy on weekends. Great way to get out of the city and get some exercise.

1  Thank KBreeno
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Beginning of the Cameron Rive Trail is located on km 47 of the Ingraham Trail by Hidden lake territorial park. Parking lot is available there. Most of the hike leads over stones and rocks, but it´s not too difficult to get to the waterfalls. Even...More

Thank Miloš R
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Ela J
Is it hard to hike there. Older people can do ? How long More details
17 February 2017|
Response from travelinteacher1282 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ela. I think in summer it's only supposed to take 20-30 minutes each way. I'd estimate it's 3/4 of a mile to a mile tops each way. We hiked it in the middle of winter so the snow made it a bit trickier. Probably took... More
Dóra D
Are dogs allowed off leash on any of the trails?
15 October 2016|
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Response from dsnewson | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't advise taking dogs on these trails, may attract some wildlife!