2 miles
Distance
256 ft
Climb
-268 ft
Descent
3,914 ft
High Point

Fish Lake Details

  • Riding area
    Hinton
    Hinton, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No

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.

Disclaimer

Follow Provincial Park rules. Trails maintained by Alberta Parks

More Stats for Fish Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,809 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,832 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,820 ft
  • Grade
    -0.102%
  • Grade max
    -12.03%
  • Grade min
    16.914%
  • Distance climb
    4,340 ft
  • Distance down
    5,029 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,694 ft
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