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WHAT TO DO: TRAILS

Explore the countryside on one of the many trails within the Lac La Biche region. Trails of various surfaces take you around the hamlet of Lac La Biche, within our Provincial Parks, and into the beautiful back country wilderness areas. Some are all-season, multi-use trails, while others are clearly marked and user specific. Most have been used for generations, following historic routes our forefathers created. For designated trails, maps have been created for several of the trails and are available for viewing online. For trails that are not designated, we highly recommend using GPS-devices to help track where you have gone. In addition, when partaking in any backcountry adventure we recommend that you complete the Voluntary Backcountry Travel Notification and if you will be outside of Lakeland Provincial Park ensuring you keep in contact daily with a friend or family member to ensure that your backcountry adventure is safely traveled.

Air Weapons Range

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 12.3 km

Trail Head: Heart Lake Forestry Tower (9.75 km northeast of Touchwood Lake campground)

Description: From Heart Lake Tower, this trail goes to the north shore of Spencer Lake to a small random campsite, then around a bay on the northwest end of Spencer Lake and south to the north shore of Seibert Lake.

Amisk

Location:Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance:Moderate / 4.0 km

Trail Head:East shore of Black Duck Lake

Description:This trail goes from Jackson Lake staging area to Mosquito Lake Trail at the Jackson Lake Isthmus.

Black Duck / Dabbs Lake

Location:Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance:Moderate / 5.2 km

Trail Head:East shore of Black Duck Lake

Description:This canoe portage goes from the east shore of Black Duck Lake to the east shore of Dabbs Lake.

Blackett Lake

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 11.9 km +

Trail Head: 3.3 km west of Pinehurts Lake campground on Pinehurst Lake Road

Description: Access to Kinnaird Lake.

Boardwalk Trail

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Difficulty/Distance: Easy / 1.2 km

Trail Head: Trail parking lot

Description: This trail goes through 300-year-old boreal forest which, due to its unique location, has been untouched by forest fires in the 20th century; learn how an island isolated from the mainland by a body of water influences the park’s plant & animal life.

Dabbs / Kinnaird Portage

Hiking, Portage

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 1.4 km

Trail Head: East shore of Kinnaird Lake

Description: Portage from east side of Kinnaird Lake to west side of Dabbs Lake.

Dabbs Lake East Trail

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 5.7km +

Trail Head: Touchwood Lake Road .6 km west of Touchwood Lake campground

Description: Provides access to main Dabbs Lake Trail.

Dabbs Lake Trail

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 21.4 km

Trail Head: Dabbs Lake East & West & West Wishbone trail

Description: The complete journey from the staging point of Dabbs Lake Trail to the south end where it meets up with the Wishbone Trail is 21.4 km in length.

Dabbs Lake West Trail

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 4.0 km

Trail Head: 3.9 km west of Touchwood Lake campground on Touchwood Lake Road

Description: This trail was originally intended as the main winter access to Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area for commercial oil & gas service vehicles; it is used during summer months to access the main Dabbs Lake Trail

East Wishbone Trail

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 16.5 km

Trail Head: Snug Cove Road (6.6 km west of Seibert Lake Road)

Description: Wishbone trail is broken into an east and west portion. Starting from the East Trailhead to Dore Bridge is 16.5 km.

Esker Trail

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 2.2 km

Trail Head: Southeast corner of Touchwood Lake

Description: This canoe portage trail joins the southeast shore of Touchwood Lake with the northwest shore of Seibert

Helena Lake / Blackett Lake

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 2.3 km

Trail Head: Northeast shore Helena Lake/southwest shore Blackett

Description: Provides winter truck access between Helena and Blackett lakes.

Interior Trails

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Difficulty/Distance: Easy / 6.0 km

Trail Head: Various access points along main park road

Description: Interior trails follow the utility corridors that radiate from the centre of island to various locations along the main park access road; cross-country skiing is on ungroomed surface.

Jackson Lake

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 3.0 km

Trail Head: Parking lot at Mile 12 on Touchwood Lake Road

Description: This trail through mature boreal forest is the main canoe portage to Jackson Lake; good wildlife viewing opportunities.

Kinnaird / Blackett Portage

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 0.6 km

Trail Head: Northeast shore Blackett Lake/southwest shore Kinnaird

Description: Canoe portage from northeast corner of Blackett Lake to southwest corner of Kinnaird.

Long Point Trail

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Difficulty/Distance: Easy / 2.1 km

Trail Head: Trail parking lot

Description: This trail goes through mature mixed-wood forest; tall old fir trees, views of Lac La Biche, and the songs of numerous species of birds are the highlights of this trail.

Mile 10

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 5.3km

Trail Head: Parking area at Mile 10 on Touchwood Lake Road (SH 663)

Description: This trail through mature mixed-wood forest is the main quad/boating access to Jackson Lake; it is designed primarily for car-top boat access via quad.

Mosquito Lake / Kinnaird Lake

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 11.5 km

Trail Head: Shaw Lake day use area

Description: This trail connects Mosquito Lake Trail to the west shore of Kinnaird Lake

Paved Trails

Location: Lac La Biche County

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 16.0 km

Trail Head: Sir Winston Churchill Park, or various areas in Lac La Biche

Description: The Lac La Biche Walking & Biking Trail offers spectacular views along the shoreline of Lac la Biche, Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club, David Thompson Monument, Lac La Biche Airport, McArthur Park as well as Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. If you enjoy cycling, the Lac La Biche County Walking & Biking Trail is a great way to take in the local sights. This trail may get some snow cover during winter months.

Pinehurst Lake West

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 2.0km +

Trail Head: 1.8 km west of Pinehurst Lake campground on Pinehurst Lake Road

Description: This trail goes north from Pinehurst Lake Road staging point and connects to the West Wishbone Trail.

Pinehurst South

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 4.0 km+

Trail Head: Pinehurst Lake campground

Description: Trail goes south from Pinehurst Lake and connects to the TransCanada Pipeline Trail.

Shaw Lake

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 3.3 km

Trail Head: Across lake from Touchwood Lake campground

Description: This trail takes you from the east shore of Touchwood Lake to the west shore of Seibert.

Tchir Road (Logging Road Trail)

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 11.7 km

Trail Head: Seibert Lake Road 1.5 km south of Seibert Lake campground

Description: Trail to the northeast shore of Seibert Lake.

West Wishbone

Location: Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area

Difficulty/Distance: Moderate / 9.5 km+

Trail Head: Pinehurst Lake Road 4.2 km west of Pinehurst Lake campground

Description: This trail ends up at Dore Bridge connecting to the East Wishbone Trail.