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Emerald Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A flat trail that encircles Emerald Lake offering excellent views the whole way.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

99%

Runnable

4,326' 1,319 m

High

4,269' 1,301 m

Low

110' 34 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Trails can be closed due to bear activity so check if the trail is open and have a back-up plan.

Runner Notes

Met a few runners early in the morning before the crowds arrived. This trail would make a pretty great, quick loop run.

Description

This trail starts at the Emerald Lake parking area and goes around the lake in either direction. If you start near the boat house and bathrooms, the trail is paved and great for families or those with limited mobility.

There are a number of benches along the western edge while it is paved as well. The southern and eastern side of the trail is still in excellent condition and great for the family, but is singletrack and dirt. The northern edge is wide and gravel.

The lake is visible from almost the entire trail. Emerald Lake is really beautiful and a deeper green than some of the other milky-blue lakes in the region. When it is smooth, the lake offers wonderful reflections of the stunning mountains around it.

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Shared By:

Karl W

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

Emerald Lake with Mount Field in the background.
Oct 24, 2018 near Golden, BC
Emerald Lake and Emerald Lake Lodge in late November 2015
Dec 10, 2019 near Golden, BC
Mount King stands prominently behind Emerald Lake.
Feb 4, 2017 near Golden, BC
The early morning reflections in Emerald Lake are worth the earlier alarm.
Feb 4, 2017 near Golden, BC

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