Islet Lake and Lost Lake Trail
The Islet Lake and Lost Lake route follows a figure eight shape starting at Islet Lake. Many visitors stop at Islet Lake and take in the scenery without continuing on. The trail is largely forested between the lakes and features some lookout shelters, signage, and opportunities for wildlife sightings.
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Route Description for Islet Lake and Lost Lake Trail
The Islet Lake and Lost Lake Trail is a 17.1 km figure eight circuit with rolling elevation. The trail begins at the Islet Lake parking lot and features various covered shelters, benches, and excellent signage. It is popular for bird and wildlife watching. The signage on the trail is easy to follow and you will begin your route passing by the shores of incredible Islet Lake. Continue on, crossing a junction that will create a figure eight loop to Lost Lake, returning back to Islet Lake making a full circuit.
Getting to the Islet Lake and Lost Lake Trail Trailhead
From Elk Island National Park, travel southbound to get to Islet Lake and Lost Lake trail. The trail is located within Cooking Lake Blackfoot Grazing Reserve. Head west on AB-16 and turn left onto Range Road 210, then turn left again onto Wye Road/AB-630 E. Continue onto Islet Lake Drive on the left and stay on this road until you reach the Islet Lake staging area.
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