12 miles
Distance
533 ft
Climb
-457 ft
Descent
1,877 ft
High Point

In 1936, a few hundred people trekked through the Prince Albert wilderness to meet conservationist Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, a one-time British trapper better known by his chosen name, Grey Owl. Today, the route to Grey Owl’s cabin – accessible on foot and by canoe – is among the park’s most popular excursions.

The 20-kilometre (one-way) hiking trail begins at the Kingsmere day use area. The trail follows the eastern shore of Kingsmere lake through forest, bogs and meadows, passing through three backcountry campgrounds, before culminating at weathered but well-preserved Beaver Lodge, as Grey Owl dubbed his cabin.

source: Parks Canada
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Grey Owl Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,748 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,772 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,848 ft
  • Grade
    0.121%
  • Grade max
    -9.761%
  • Grade min
    11.372%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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