Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet Hike

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6.4 km
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282 m
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Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet Hike

The trail from the Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet is a fairly easy and beautifully scenic hike that will reveal some panoramic views of the surrounding forests, mountains, and lakes of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. While out on the trail, you will hike past several lakes and traverse some tranquil woodland terrain before experiencing unforgettable views of Mount Assiniboine from the Niblet. This is a fantastic hike requiring very little effort for a great payoff.

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Route Description for Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet Hike

While the hike from Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet does feature a small amount of elevation gain, the level of required effort is minimal compared to the breathtaking views that you will receive. In terms of bang for your buck hikes within Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, this route will certainly be near the top of the list.

Setting out from the Lake Magog Campground, follow the trail as it leads you through the peaceful forests to the northwest, eventually taking you along the charming shores of both the Sunburst and Cerulean lakes. From here, you will begin to climb up the hillside and cross over a small creek before the trail bends to the east towards the Niblet. Upon exiting the tree cover and arriving at the exposed summit, you will receive some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks, including Sunburst Peak and the majestic Mount Assiniboine to the south. After revelling in the views, retrace your steps along the trail to relive the natural beauty of the trail on the return to the campground.

Getting to the Lake Magog Campground to the Niblet Hike Trailhead

As a remote park with no access roads, the only way into Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park is through backpacking or a helicopter ride. If you are choosing the former option, you can utilize the Mount Shark and Sunshine Village trailheads.

Route Information

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  • Backcountry Campsites

    Lake Magog Campground

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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