This trail quickly leads up the mountain due to the already high elevation of Fish Lake. You will soon be above the treeline enjoying a terrific view of the Bonneville Lakes area.
Follow the trail as it winds up the east side of a hill overlooking the lake. The trail braids in many sections due to horse use but the trails all reconnect. Try to stay on the most established trail to prevent erosion. Within about 45 minutes the trail takes you above the treeline and onto a flat topped ridge.
Once on the ridge the trail continues to the left or down the other side towards Bonneville Lakes. Turn left and ascend a gentle slope to the summit. From the ridge you can take a small trail down to Bonneville Lakes. Once in the valley hikers can follow a trail along the left shore of Bonneville Lakes.
Drive 2km NW along the Alaska Hwy from the top of Two Mile Hill. Turn left onto Fish Lake Rd. After about 4km the road turn to gravel and will pass some ranches. Roughly 15km from the Alaska Hwy the road descends towards the lake. Once at the lake park at the boat launch or turn right and drive along a dirt road along the north shore of the lake. After a few hundred meters the road turns sharply to the left. Do not go left. The trail head is the horse trail straight ahead from the road just traveled. Park here.
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For more information and additional trails please see the excellent guidebook: "Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes" (the definitive guide to hiking and biking in the Whitehorse area) published by Harbour Publishing, on sale by the Yukon Conservation Society, supporting conservation efforts in the Yukon.
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Posted By: lindsaycaskey
- Sun Jun 04 08:36:59 UTC 2017
UpsideThis is such a great hike to do for a wee adventure (couple hours) or spend several hours exploring. I have dropped down to the lakes from the Fish Lake Ridge and back up getting very close to Ibex Mountain. Any time of the year this is a gem. I bring all visitors of mine to do this hike in one form or another!