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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 weeks ago via mobile

If here for a short or long visit make time for this spot. It’s more than an average hiking ability however. With steep slopes that can be very slippery if wet and steep stairs. The views and hike are terrific.

Thank Markirvine
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Gorgeous waterfalls at almost any time of year (although during parts of the winter you might be looking at just snow); beginner/easy walk/hike.

Thank Rhiana B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The most amazing views and the place is a great walk. The waterfalls are just so beautiful. I do recommend to go

Thank MoNo V
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a fabulous guide! Rosie picked us up at our hotel, then entertained us with all kinds of local lore, history and her phenomenal background before getting to the parking lot leading to the spectacular Cameron Falls. She was sure to remind us of appropriate...More

Thank andreelamarche
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was a great way to spend a few hours, from the drive out and the trail in. There are a few ups and downs and the rocks could possibly be slippery at times but it was definitely time well spent. The place is beautiful...More

Thank BRDman7
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Took a tour, visited the falls and the ramparts. Good to be able to get so close to nature. Bridges very well done and kept up.walkways boardwalk in some areas, rocks to climb in others, Wear good shoes

Thank kmom9663
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of joining Rosie for a 5 hour Cameron Falls experience. She's a great guide and made the hike come alive. I learned a ton from her and her bag of tricks she carries to provide great value and context. Leave town...More

Thank theoldgunner
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

I'm happy to hear that you had an excellent Cameron Falls Experience. Cameron Falls is truly a lovely spot. This time of year, the fall colours on the leaves is truly magnificent!

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The views of the fall absolutely blew us away! It far exceeded our expectations! Wish we packed a picnic lunch and stayed for longer! The walk is not too bad! Easy 20min if you're in good shape! We had someone very out of shape in...More

1  Thank Ingri-ingri
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Trail is accessible with a few spots that need extra care if person has sore knees. Nice views of the falls.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A short drive on the Ingraham Trail takes you to the trail to Cameron River Falls. It takes about 20-25 minutes to hike to the falls over a well marked trail. There is some steep climbing over large rocks but most fit people should be...More

Thank Patty6-13
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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
15 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!