Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge Hike

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Hard
Duration
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2.5-3.5h
Distance
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9.0 km
Elevation
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372 m
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Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge Hike

The trail leading from the Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge is a fantastic day-hike in the area that will expose you to some beautiful scenery without wearing you down too much. While out on the trail, you will make several small ascents and descents along the rugged terrain, all while experiencing some gorgeous views of several lakes and the majestic Mount Assiniboine to the south. Don’t forget to bring your camera for this amazingly scenic hike!

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Route Description for Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge Hike

Although there is a small amount of elevation gain along the trail from the Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge, the route isn’t overly hard or technical, making it a fantastic day-hike in the area. Setting out from the shores of Lake Magog, follow the trail to the northwest as it skirts along the edge of the Sunburst and Cerulean Lakes under the shadow of Sunburst Peak. Here, the trail will branch off to the right and begin to climb uphill, traversing the rugged terrain of the Nublet and Niblet while exposing you to some magical views of the surrounding mountains. At this point, you will follow the trail to the southeast to descend the hillside and make your way through the serene atmosphere of the forest, eventually arriving at the Assiniboine Lodge. Keep right along the path, following it as it bends to the west to take you along the shores of Lake Magog for the return leg of the hike.

Getting to the Lake Magog Campground to Cerulean Lake & Assiniboine Lodge Hike Trailhead

A mountainous region without any access roads, Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park can only be accessed by hired helicopter or by backpacking into the main camping areas via the Sunshine Village and Mount Shark trailheads.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Lake Magog Campground

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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