Mount Indefatigable Trail
Directions to trail head
Hazards on trail
This mountain is named after a famous World War I battleship. The trail follows the gravel road depicted in the photo below to Mount Indefatigable which is also shown.
From the parking lot, after following the gravel road for about 250 meters you will reach the dam "cage" which you cross on a catwalk. About 50 meters down (waypoint #02) the Upper Kananaskis Lake trail the Mount Indefatigable trail is on the right side of the trail and heads up the mountain. It is not marked. If you walk more than 100 meters from the dam cage parallel to the lake you have gone to far. Except for the lack of sign the trail is well worn.
The trail then continues through the forest and then along the obvious ridge that runs up the mountain at about a 30 degree angle. Most people stop and return where the trail separates and wraps around the mountain at waypoint #03. If you are not a confident hiker turn around at this point. Even at waypoint #03 (4.8 kilometers) the views of Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes and the surrounding mountains are fantastic. I would guess that to the southeast you can look down the Valley for a couple of hundred kilometers. The pictures do not do the views justice.
The GPS track for this hike can be downloaded via the file attached to this post. Go to the "About" page for directions prior to download or use of this data or any information in relation to this hike. Please submit your feedback and let me know your thoughts on the hike. If you have the the GPS data for other hikes in Alberta please send it along with a couple pictures to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com.