7 miles
Distance
542 ft
Climb
-370 ft
Descent
1,880 ft
High Point

Elk Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Prince Albert National Park
    Waskesiu, Saskatchewan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

Side by side on a trail that’s wide.
Meander through this open aspen forest with glimpses of Sandy Lake. Two kilometres from here is a branch to the right; turn left and later cross McKenzie Creek before skirting Sandy Lake. A few kilometres beyond is Kapesiwin Creek and then backcountry campsites at Fish Lake or Camp Lake. Gently rolling, Elk Trail may have fallen trees and wet spots.

In 1941 conscientious objectors to the war were put to work clearing trails. Using simple tools they carved out the Elk Trail.

Length:

To Fish Lake campground – 13km One way
To Camp Lake campground – 15km One way
Time:

4 hours to Fish Lake Campground (one way).
4.5 hours to Camp Lake (one way).
Level of Difficulty: Level of Difficulty: Moderate Moderate, some steep sections.

Significant Features: The old freight trail travels through a mixed aspen and white spruce forest leading to a natural fresh water spring.

Overnight backcountry camping at the Fish Lake, Camp Lake and Hunters Lake campgrounds. Campers must register at the Visitor Centre prior to departure.

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Access Info

Trailhead: 40 km from the Visitor Centre on highway 263.

More Stats for Elk Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    172 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,691 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,691 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,864 ft
  • Grade
    0.448%
  • Grade max
    -9.97%
  • Grade min
    16.176%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,518 ft
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