Fish Lake Details
The Fish Lake trail is in William A. Switzer Provincial Park north of Hinton. The trail can be ridden as an extension to the Kettle Loop trail or started on it's own at the Blue Lake Lodge on Highway 40.
From the Blue Lake Lodge highway turnoff, park in the the lot to the right of the chained gate. There is a map kiosk here. You can explore the different trails around the abandoned facilities or hop onto the single track right away.
From the kiosk, begin riding the wide trail and stay make a left on uphill corner, keep riding until you see a large shed on your left. Sneak past the propane tanks and continue through the wood shed. Continue past a couple bridges over streams and look for the Fish Lake trail single track to your left.
The trail can be deep treaded (pedal catching) or off camber (no bench cuts) in some places. Overgrown vegetation can be difficult as well. It's really a hiking trail overall with lots of short ups and downs, no sustained climbs or downhilling. There is a rough bridge over the creek that you'll have to carry your bike.
At 3.6 km you'll pop out on the road that leads to the graveyard campground. Continue to the Kettle Trail Loop. This will also take you to the Gregg Lake Campground. Pretty nice trail system overall that navigates North South through the Park. You will likely have the trail to yourself.
Follow Provincial Park rules. Trails maintained by Alberta Parks
More Stats for Fish Lake mountain bike trail
Altitude change-12 ft
Altitude min3,809 ft
Altitude start3,832 ft
Altitude end3,820 ft
Distance climb4,340 ft
Distance down5,029 ft
Distance flat2,694 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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