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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

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 5 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I hiked this trail twice while staying in a cabin near Prelude Lake. I am fairly fit and was able to complete the round trip in less than 1 hour. On day one, we were the first ones on the trail at 9am and had...More

Thank alb2343
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Easy trail to ramparts. Steep in some spots, but worth it. Had a picnic by the ramparts. There are stairs.

Thank Lauraloo29943
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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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!