Elk Island National Park - Beaver Lodge Trail

Elk Island National Park - Beaver Lodge Trail near Edmonton, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
4 kms
1 hour
easy
Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Edmonton, AB
User Slannesh
A short, easy trail located in Elk Island National park. Moose, Elk and Plains Bison can be frequently seen as well as the Beaver Lodge the trail is named for. In the winter the trail is not groomed so it would be best to give it a few days after a snowfall to let the skiiers pack it down a bit if you don't want to slog through the snow.

Directions:

Trail Head is approximately 16 km north of the park entrance off of the Yellowhead highway 44km East of Edmonton

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By domobirdPosted By: domobird  - Wed Jul 13 18:29:30 UTC 2011 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside A nice short hike, especially if you're camping at Elk Island. I've done this trial twice. It's nice and simple, with some lake views. The beaver lodge isn't particularly big or amazing, but its a well-groomed trail. Downside Not extremely exciting. Not very well marked, as the fork in the loop looks like it might be another trail and you don't find out till you finish the loop that you were indeed on the right trail. Comment Went camping with friends at Elk Island, and wandered off to hike this trail on a really hot day. It offered us some shade and a good leisurely hike.


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