Distance

30 Miles

Elevation Gain

3500 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Joseph Gulizia

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Stunning views, glacial lakes, icebergs, waterfalls, and seclusion.

Deep in the Canadian Rockies you will find the Berg Lake Trail. This strenuous trail takes you 30 miles out and back, while going up 3500 feet. It offers epic views of Mt. Robson and it’s glacier. The glacier empties into Berg Lake, named for it’s many floating icebergs. At all times of the day you will hear the creaking and groaning of the ice, as it is constantly shifting. There are many campsites surrounding the lake, and it is recommended that you reserve a spot in the summer. There are 2 warming huts at the lake, which provide you a nice spot to cook your food, and store it away from the bears. 

The hike starts off gradual, passing a glacial blue lake, and a waterfall. As you get further up the valley you will approach some steep climbs that plateau off on 3 separate occasions. Don’t forget to look back as every upward step allows for a more beautiful view of the valley below. Before the final approach you will find yourself below a massive waterfall. It makes for a perfect spot to take a decent break for lunch. There are plenty of day hikes around the lake, so if you are not on a tight schedule I recommend camping more than one night. 

Enjoy the hike, and as always please pack out your trash.  

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

30 Miles

Elevation Gain

3500 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Joseph Gulizia

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