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Cameron River Falls Trail

Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park 4 | Ingraham Trail, 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, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the second of two hikes we did the same day. The Cameron Falls Trail is 2 km return, but it's up and down over smooth rocky trails, some on quite an incline. We are young seniors and managed, but if you're not fit...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a jaunt out of Yellowknife, but a couple hours well spent. The hike was good; a bit of up and down - got the blood pumping in sections. The payoff at the end was pretty nice too! Well worth a visit if...More

Thank Disasterpiece2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a short hike to see these falls. They are worth the hike& there are seats along the trail that you can take a rest on. Would of loved to go in the spring as that would give you lots more water rushing through &...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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 20 June 2017 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 18 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 9 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
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Ela J
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
14 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!