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Taking kids on Berg Lake Trail
posted by: kmlarson   email this member
Posted Tuesday, Mar 31 at 3:46 PM
Tue, Mar 31 at 03:46 PM
Regarding trail Berg Lake Trail near Valemount, BC

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I am wondering if people have experience taking kids on the Berg Lake trail. We have a 5 year old who regularly hikes with us, and we have an amazing stroller (Chariot Cougar). Is the trail general wide and level enough to push a good off-road stroller? We don't mind carrying it over a few hairy areas, but really have no idea what the general condition of the trail is. Thanks in advance for any info.


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trails page for HokeyRe: Taking kids on Berg Lake Trail
Hokey ( Larry McMillan )  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Mar 31 at 6:41 PM
Tue, Mar 31 at 06:41 PM
Regarding trail Berg Lake Trail near Valemount, BC

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< BR>From the trailhead to Kinney Lake should be fine. Above there to Whitehorn it is still okay but there will be places where the stroller will be a problem. Like crossing the suspension bridge just before Whitehorn campsite. From Whitehorn to the top of Emporer Falls is a steady grind, 5 year old might tire on this section. From there to Berg Lake should be okay. Hope this is useful. Have a good hike. I would love to get back there this summer.


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kmlarson  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Mar 31 at 7:39 PM
Tue, Mar 31 at 07:39 PM
Regarding trail Berg Lake Trail near Valemount, BC

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< BR>Thanks! Great information!


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klshep  email this member
Posted Friday, Apr 3 at 12:48 AM
Fri, Apr 3 at 12:48 AM
Regarding trail Berg Lake Trail near Valemount, BC

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< BR>We had a chariot as well. I would only take it up to Kinney Lake. After that it would be pretty tough


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KaNaDiaN  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Apr 4 at 4:45 PM
Wed, Apr 4 at 04:45 PM
Regarding trail Berg Lake Trail near Valemount, BC

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< BR>The trail past the 5km mark is narrow enough that 2 people cannot walk side by side and there are some single 4x6 crossings of streams/rivers that would be impossible for the stroller to get across.
After the Kinney Campground there are a number of river crossings that are 1 person wide and not suitable for a stroller at all.
We took our 6 and 7 year old last year as far as Whitehorn but we stopped at every camp along the way so that they could rest and play making it a fun adventure for them.
If you do take your kids make sure to train them well, long walks several times a week up and down hills. If properly trained a 6-7 year old can clear 15-20km's a day easy.



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