The distance to Wall Lake is a moderately easy 12 km with an elevation gain of 165 metres (512 feet). The trailhead is in Waterton National Park in Alberta, although Wall Lake itself is in the Akamina-Kashinena Provincial Park in B.C.
The trailhead is one kilometre past the sign for Cameron Lake where there is a parking area.
Following an old logging road the first kilometre is a steady climb then levels off.
[2 -Trail Sign Junction]
Just before the Wall Lake junction at the 2nd km mark where the trail turns off the road, there will be a sign for Forum Falls, Forum Lake and Akamina Ridge. A short diversion of 5 or so minutes for 200 metres will take you to Forum Falls.
[3- Forum Falls]
The trail to Wall Lake from the junction is another 3 km of gently rolling forest.
The trail crosses Wall Lake Creek twice and narrows just before reaching the lake.
[6- Wall Lake Creek]
Care is necessary here as this is an avalanche hazard area.
Just before reaching the lake is a trail sign indicating a trail fork for hikers and horseback riders.
Wall Lake sits at the bottom of a huge wall of rock, along the top of which runs Akamina Ridge. Taking the trail around the lake to your right, there are several nice spots to have your lunch.
Photo Credits: -Rick McCharles CC=flickr; -Dave Kuehn CC=flickr.