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Hargreaves Lake Route

Intermediate

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,001' 305 m
Descent: -219' -67 m
High: 6,404' 1,952 m
Low: 5,445' 1,660 m

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Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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This is a trail that climbs to great views of Berg Lake, glaciers, and the surrounding mountains.

Joan Pendleton

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

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Hargreaves Lake Route is great for day trips if you are staying at one of the trail camps in the Berg Lake area. It can be combined with Mumm Basin Route to make a wonderful loop from the Berg Lake Trail. The Hargreaves Lake Route trailhead is on the Berg Lake Trail close to the Marmot Trail Camp. This is marked by a sign.

The Hargreaves Lake Route starts off in a fir forest as it immediately begins climbing. Very shortly, after about a quarter mile, it emerges from the trees, onto a rocky hillside, as it continues to climb. The views are great, and get more and more expansive as the trail climbs. Mt. Robson, with its Berg Glacier and Mist Glacier flowing into beautiful, turquoise Berg Lake, take center stage.

About 0.8 miles from its trailhead, Hargreaves Lake Route reaches a turnoff to Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint Spur. This short 0.1 mile spur is well worth taking. It switchbacks up over rock and gravel to a ridge top where Hargreaves Lake and Hargreaves Glacier can be seen.

After passing Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint Spur, Hargreaves Lake Route heads northeast, as it continues to climb over rock for about another 0.2 miles, to where it reaches its high point. From here, the trail descends very gradually. As it descends, it enters sparsely forested terrain. Looking past the trees, the views are still very good.

Hargreaves Lake Route reaches a trail junction about 1.8 miles from its trailhead. Here, Hargreaves Lake Route ends, as it meets Mumm Basin Route and Toboggan Falls Route.

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Rainbow over the valley of Berg Lake Trail. Berg Lake (front left), shoulder of Rearguard Mountain (left), and Tatei Ridge in the distance (center). Looking east from the Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint.
Oct 7, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Berg Glacier (left) and Mist Glacier (right) flow down Mt. Robson into Berg Lake. Looking down from high on Hargreaves Lake Route
Oct 11, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Rearguard Mountain (left) and Berg Glacier (right) tower above Berg Lake. Seen looking east-southeast from near Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint
Oct 7, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Berg Lake, Mist Glacier, and the base of Mt. Robson appear through the trees and clouds, on Hargreaves Lake Route
Oct 11, 2017 near Valemount, BC

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