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Berg Lake Trail

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This is an awesome trail to Mt. Robson with fir forests, rivers, mountains, cliffs, lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers.

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Point to Point

5,487' 1,672 m


2,745' 837 m


3,189' 972 m


447' 136 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Leashed dogs are allowed on day hikes, not overnight backpacking trips.

Backcountry campsites must be reserved through BC Parks: secure.camis.com/Discoverca…


Kinney Lake (0 - 5.5 miles, flat with some very gradual uphill)
Berg Lake Trail starts by crossing the swift flowing Robson River, and then following it upstream to Kinney Lake. Here the trail is in fir forest. Robson River can be seen to the right. Occasionally, through breaks in the trees, Mt. Robson can be seen ahead. About 2.6 miles from the trailhead, at the Kinney Lake outlet, the trail crosses Robson River on a sturdy bridge. Kinney Lake, a beautiful turquoise lake, then comes into view. From here, the trail follows the Kinney Lake shore around the south end of the lake, and up its northeast shoreline. At mile 4.4, at the end of the lake, the trail reaches Kinney Flats. Kinney Flats is an open area of mud flats crisscrossed by inlet streams to Kinney Lake. The trail goes along the side of Kinney Flats and then crosses them. Make sure to stay on the trail here and take the bridges across the streams and wettest areas.

Robson River (5.5 miles- 7.1 miles, short climb and then flat)
At 5.5 miles from its trailhead, Berg Lake Trail leaves Kinney Lake/Flats behind and re-enters the fir forest. The trail climbs for about 0.5 miles, and then levels off, as it returns to following Robson River upstream. The river is below the trail on the right. To the left, the forested hillsides rise steeply. At mile 6.5, the trail emerges from the forest to cross Robson River on a suspension bridge. The trail then veers left along the banks of Robson River. This trail section is wide open with steep cliffs laced with waterfalls, across Robson River.

Valley of a Thousand Falls (7.1 miles - 9.2 miles, CLIMB)
At about mile 7.1, Berg Lake Trail turns a bend to the right, enters Valley of a Thousand Falls, and begins to climb. Robson River is crossed again, and is now to the right. So are the waterfalls, all 1,000 or so of them. The trail climbs, and Climbs, and CLIMBS, as Robson River cascades down White Falls, Falls of the Pool, Emperor Falls, and more falls.

Berg Lake Valley (9.2 miles - 13.8 miles, flat)
At mile 9.2, Berg Lake Trail emerges from the forest to go along a large meadow to the right, that is crisscrossed with Berg Lake outlet streams. To the left is a scree hillside. Berg Lake is reached at mile 10.9, its turquoise waters to the right of the trail. To the left is forest. Across Berg Lake is Mt. Robson with its glaciers flowing into Berg Lake. The trail reaches the north end of Berg Lake at mile 12.1, and continues across beautiful land to reach Alberta at mile 13.8 where it becomes Moose River Route.


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Joan Pendleton

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Mt. Robson reflecting into Berg Lake on a clear, still morning
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Mt. Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972, with Berg Glacier (left), Mist Glacier (right), and Berg Lake
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Looking down the Robson River Valley from near the bottom of the Valley of a Thousand Falls.
Oct 10, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Mt. Robson (12,972 ft., highest in Canadian Rockies) across Berg Lake, with Berg Glacier (left) and Mist Glacier (right), from the Berg lake Trail
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Early morning alpenglow on Mt. Robson, on a rare, perfectly clear morning.
Oct 4, 2017 near Valemount, BC
Crossing the swift flowing Robson River on a suspension bridge near the Whitehorn trail camp
Oct 8, 2017 near Valemount, BC


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Jun 29, 2019
Carol Boyd
Canada Long Wknd hike: Berg Lake Trail (44 km retn) with short side trip to Adolfus (6km) & highlight day hike to Snowbird Pass on Opening Day (22 km) 42mi
May 18, 2018
Derek Fisher
Dawson and I day hiked in..met a ranger at Emperor Falls dropped off via heli to ski out. Told him trail completely snow free..!!
Sep 10, 2017
Joan Pendleton
Jun 1, 2016
Derek Fisher
Kathleen Jess and I on a 2 night bike/hike into Berg..
Aug 1, 2014
Will Jackson