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Cameron River Falls Trail

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Address: Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park 4 | Ingraham Trail (KM 45.8), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Cameron Falls Trail is located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the...

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.

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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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stunning unspoiled falls

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... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 an average person in shape it shouldn't be too difficult. The falls were beautiful and... More 

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Saskatoon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 snow in the sheltered parts of the trail, which caused issues with footing. Wear appropriate... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike. My 4 year old could manage it but he isn't a complainer. Beware of potential mosquitoes.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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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 visit Well marked trails and if you stop & listen to the forest sounds, you... More 

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Gananoque, Ontario
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Reviewed 10 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 memories. There is an outhouse by the entrance. Depending on when you go it is... More 

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Oxnard, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We did the Cameron Falls Hike end of December. Takes a bit longer as covered in snow. It was beautiful though and looked like you were hiking in a postcard of a Winter Wonderland. There are markers above the snow to help keep you on the trail. A few spots where need to kinda grab some trees as there are... More 

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Path is marked and easy to navigate. Uneven parts at times. Usually busy on weekends. Great way to get out of the city and get some exercise.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Beginning of the Cameron Rive Trail is located on km 47 of the Ingraham Trail by Hidden lake territorial park. Parking lot is available there. Most of the hike leads over stones and rocks, but it´s not too difficult to get to the waterfalls. Even so, I’d recommend to wear some other shoes than sandals. The view of waterfalls from... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park located about 3/4's of the way down the Ingraham Trail. Ample parking with outhouse (bring paper in case it is empty). Starting portion of trail very easy but becomes more difficult with incline over rock and terrain. We attempted to go before with parents but trail proved to challenging due to their age. Small children also will have... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I am not sure why you need a tour to this place if you have a rental car. We drove to the trail head and hiked up to the waterfall. It is a busy trail through boreal forest and granite hills. Wildlife tends to stay way (though not always). The waterfalls at the end are a nice reward. That said,... More 

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