Kinglet Lake Trail

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11.6 km
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787 m
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Kinglet Lake Trail

Kinglet Lake is a beautiful destination in the heart of David Thompson Country. It’s an intermediate hike that requires some route-finding and ends with a steep section. This is an excellent hike for anglers looking to fish in the lake and also makes a great overnight trip. The trail has fantastic views of the North Saskatchewan River and sees moderate amounts of traffic.

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Route Description for Kinglet Lake Trail

Kinglet Lake is a stunning destination equipped with a primitive campsite for those interested in an overnight adventure. From the pullout on the road, you’ll see a wooden sign for Kinglet Lake. Begin your hike on an old road, hiking north from Abraham Lake. There will be some small trails leading off on the right side that you should ignore. Keep hiking up the ridge until you see some markers for both Kinglet Lake and Tuff Puff Ridge. There should be markers spelled out in rocks on the ground; however, this can change with heavy traffic. The Kinglet Lake trail takes a left towards a creek and suddenly becomes extremely steep for about 2.0 km. You will reach the lake after a forested section. The lake is crystal clear and a great spot for fishing cutthroat and brook trout.

Getting to the Kinglet Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to the Kinglet Lake trailhead, join Highway 11 eastbound from Saskatchewan River Crossing. Travel 24.4 km to a pullout on the highway and park there.

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  • Backcountry Campsites

    Kinglet Lake

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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