A classic trail that is fairly busy for hikers and bikers alike. There are a couple of ways to access these beautiful lakes. For this post, we were on bikes using trails, 1, 9 and 12 to complete a loop from town.

Anthony riding the steep sections

Anthony riding the steep sections

Foot bridge over streams

Foot bridge over streams

Great vantage point

Great vantage point

Lake 2 of Valley of the Five Lakes

Lake 2 of Valley of the Five Lakes

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Beautiful glacial colors

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Nice rest area along the lake

 

Right from town, we head for Old Fort Point where you can catch Trail 1 and connect with Trail 9 then coming out of the south access trailhead for Valley of the Five Lakes. This parking lot is quite small and often the vehicles are parked along the 93 Icefield Parkway.

The foot bridge access The foot bridge access

Riding a bike gives you many options to divert to other trails. Plus you do not need to find parking or burn any fossil fuel.

Trail 12 along the highwayTrail 12 along the highway

Trail 12 has developed quite well for the folks who don’t want to be too deep into the backcountry and access to their campsites and bungalows.