There are multiple trails in this Provincial Park, and the portion 5km portion we did initially took us West, South/East then North.
The Park has 117 camp sites, a number reserved for campers and tents.
Trails are wide enough to pass oncoming walkers without stepping aside, and have rest benches at various points. The trails allow for both open sky and ample shade from evergreen and coniferous trees. There are some steeper hills, but not many and most of the trail is easy walking on a hard pack.
For those interested in Geocaching, there are several throughout the park, all placed with permission of the Park authorities and within several meters of the trails.
These trails intersect dirt access roads to camp areas and an upper boat launching area where we began our route.
We decided to leave the main trail and use one of the access roads to return to the starting point to keep this leg of out journey at the 5km mark.
When entering the park, there are Bear awareness signs posted, as with most camping in wooded areas.
Once through the main entrance to the Cold lake Provincial park, keep on the main access route until you reach the the first of a double parking lot near the boat launch approximately 50 meters away.
If you pass the parking, no worries, there is a loop at the boat launch (the end of the road), and you can simply follow it around and return to the parking within a minute.
The parking area furthest the boat launch is just across the road from the Trail Start point that we selected for this trail.
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