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Review of Cameron River Falls Trail

Cameron River Falls Trail
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Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife
Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in 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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Toronto, Canada
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

It is a nice hike, but it will take about 2.5-3 hours altogether as it does take a while (45 mins) to drive out there. Once there however it is very beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was a short hike from the parking lot. The trail is marked and worn well enough that you have no trouble finding your way back. The falls are very nice and you might even see some wild life. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Yellowknife.

Visited September 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Beautiful hike, watch out for tour groups”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went on a sunny day in early September and the temperature was comfortable for the hike. A nice trail with areas for breaks and well marked. We suggest driving there yourself and taking the time to hike to the falls and spend some time there for great pictures. Pack a snack and water as there isn't anything in between. Make sure you have good treads on your shoes as some areas were damp and made it slippery.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A delightful hike into an exquisite waterfall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

About a 45-kilometre drive outside Yellowknife lies a sparkling waterfall that's easily accessible along a well-marked trail. Take a picnic lunch and sit beside the pristine waters of the Cameron River before it plunges over the rocky precipice. The 30-minute trail winds through dappled woods and over craggy rocky cliffs. Here the Parks Dept. have built stairs and over the boggy parts, a boardwalk making it more accessible to all. Do note that the sign on the highway says Hidden Lake at the top and in smaller letters underneath, Cameron River Falls so it can be missed!

Visited August 2013
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Ottawa
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“Nice view for a quick hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

For those who are in even reasonable shape, this is a quick hike that rewards you with a nice view. Bugs are bad at the beginning but got better quickly. Clearly marked trail.

Visited July 2013
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