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Shirley Lake Trail

Shirley Lake Trail

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Shirley Lake is named after the daughter of Dr. Love, an early park superintendent. Numerous shallow lakes and ponds along the trail make it ideal for observing nesting waterfowl. The trail also passes through meadows where the elusive elk can occasionally be spotted, particularly at dawn and dusk.

Length: 12.5 km
Time: 3 – 4 hours

Level of Difficulty: Moderate terrain Moderate

Significant Features: Aspen forest and meadows. Good for viewing plains bison, moose and elk.

Trailhead: Accessible from Elk Island Parkway.

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat.: 53.618888 Long.: -112.872613

Map – Shirley Lake Trail
Map – Shirley Lake Trail
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