Hiking - Backcountry Trails
Rainbow Lakes6 km Moderate
This trail follows a cutline to Rainbow Lake, a deep, clear sinkhole lake. Access to Rainbow Lakes is from Pine Lake Road. A primitive lakeshore campsite is available for backcountry camping.
- bison wallows, tree rubbings and trails
- primitive lakeshore campsite at Rainbow Lake
Sweetgrass Station14 km Challenging
© Parks Canada / N.Humenuk-Bourke
This remote backcountry trail used to be an old road leading from Sweetgrass Landing on the south bank of the Peace River to Sweetgrass Station, a bison management station that operated in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the trail is a rough bison path leading to the vast meadows surrounding Sweetgrass Station , in the heart of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Most of the buildings are gone, and only the remnants of the old corrals remain. The waters of Lake Claire shimmer in the distance. Backcountry tenting is available in the meadows.
The trailhead at Sweetgrass Landing may be accessed:
- by canoe from Peace Point (please refer to Guide to Waterways In and Around Wood Buffalo National Park for canoeing information)
- by licensed park guide
- bison and wolves frequent the deltaic sedge meadows of the area
- nearby marshes are home to many species of birds and waterfowl