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“Beautiful Falls at the end of the Trail”

Cameron River Falls Trail
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Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife
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Owner description: 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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Yellowknife, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful Falls at the end of the Trail”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is another must for visitors to Yellowknife. The best that YK has to offer is its untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The trail which is about 35km outside of town might as well be in another world as there is no development around it at all. The waters coming off the falls are beyond clean and fun to swim in. The trail is an easy walk, but bring your bug spray as they can be terrible if the wind in down.

Visited July 2011
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Great afternoon hike - but be cautious on the drive out.”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

The area, the trail and the atmosphere is gorgeous. This is a fairly easy trail, but younger children or older adults may find it a slight challenge. You are able to go at your own pace and there is plenty of places to just stop and enjoy the area.

The drive out is sadly scattered with ignorant people that are more concerned about speeding down unsafe grave roads than the safety of others, We had two occasions where people nearly hit us and oncoming traffic by passing us when it was unsafe, even though we were doing the posted speed limits. There is no bylaw or rcmp monitoring out there, so they are free to do as they wish with no repercussions, short of injury and death.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love the trail”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

It is a good walk, beautiful and excellent for families!

Visited August 2011
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Yellowknife, NWT
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“Great hike”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

The closest Yellowknife comes to a "made for visitors attraction". The views when you get there are spectacular. Beware that the path could be wet, or icy in the spring!

Visited July 2011
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Great trail”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a great trail that takes you about 45 minutes to an hour to get to the Falls. They aren't the most spectacular falls in the NWT but it is worth the trip. BRING LOTS OF MOSQUITO REPELLANT. They will eat you alive. The trail can get a little confusing at times but as long as you can find the trail you're fine. Before you go check with teh GNWT Wildlife Department in case there are bears in the area. There is another trail system further up on the Ingraham trail that takes you to a set of smaller falls as well. This trail is well marked and takes about 15 minutes. Well worth the visit.

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