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Wall Lake

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This trail is an excellent trail to get someone hooked on Mountain bikking. It starts out with a 1.5km climb which gets the blood flowing. Once you reach the top you will cross over into BC. You find yourself with a short downhill until you reach a creek where the trail branches. This is where you go left and the fun begins. The trail is hardpacked, fast, rolls and turns constantly. The harder you peddle, the more fun that you have. The scenery is breathtaking once you reach the lake. Not very technical but alot of good fun. Oh yea, watch for the screaming hikers that you will run off the trail!!!
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Latitude
49.032353456693954
Longitude
-114.04340744018554
Trail Directions
Follow the road up towards Cameron Lake. Just before the lake you will see a sign that says Akamina Pass. This is the start of the trailhead. From there just follow all of the signs, they are pretty well marked
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Waterton
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Driver , from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Summary:
The Akamina Pass trail is pretty wide because it used to be a road. Unfortunately it is a low mountain pass and there are no great panoramic views unless you are into looking at trees from ground level. Still, it's a good climb that's hard enough to be a workout but easy enough to be fun. Once over the ridge into BC the trail starts levelling out a bit and there are some fun rollers. After the trail branches off to Wall Lake, the riding is fantastic. Twisty, smooth, and fast through the trees. The faster you go the more fun you'll have, but watch out for hikers. Wall Lake is really pretty too and the fishing there is fantastic. Get back to your car the same way you came up, and have fun bombing the trail all the way down. Some of the corners have bridges and loose rock on them that can be sketchy at times. Really, my only complaint about this trail is that it's not long enough.

Recommended Route:
Start at the Akamina Pass trailhead on the Cameron Valley Parkway. The trail to Wall Lake branches off to the left about 2 Km in, after you cross over into BC and right after you cross the first major creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Crandell Lake, Snowshoe trail



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Review Date
June 26, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rand , from calgary

Summary:
this trail was supposed to be cool, but, its not cool when you go there and after the first 1.5km, its covered by two to three feet of snow; and that was june 19th. but the downhill after being forced to turn around was fun.

Recommended Route:
i recommend not riding this trail until mid july or august.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
we took the one that kinda follows the road back down. it was really good. fast, technical and altogether enjoyable, except that it was short. oh yeah and it's hell on bikes, especially konas cause the frames have a tendency to break.hahaha - 3 flamin moes cause i see potential here, but ask around to see if the trail is clear or not.



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Review Date
June 14, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Canuck , from Edmonton

Summary:
My girlfriend & I rode this trail last summer, and brought overnight gear to stay the weekend. It was an extra special trip, because we were the last campers to stay overnight in Wall Lake. It's now closed for camping due to high bear activity. So, there we were, the only people for miles and miles. We saw no bears, but ate lunch with a family of deers, and ran into many elk. Wall Lake is breathtaking, and even though you can't stay overnight anymore, go for the day, and enjoy the amazing silence, the animals, the beautiful backdrop!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
hey, take the Crypt Lake trail while in Waterton. It's rated the third best hike in Canada. You won't believe it!



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