Rawson Lake Trail

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Distance:
6.7 km
Difficulty:
Easy
Elev. gain:
280 meters
Time required:
2 - 4 hours
Bikes permitted:
Yes
Dogs permitted:
Yes

Directions to trail head

From the intersection of highway #1 and highway #40 turn left and head south on highway #40. Proceed for 50 kilometers on highway #40 and turn right on Kananaskis Lake Trail. Drive 12 kilometers on Kananaskis Lakes Trail and turn left into the Upper Lake Day Use Area. The trailhead is at the southern most edge of the parking lot.

Hazards on trail

If the Mountains surrounding the lake are covered in snow do not continue to hike around the lake because there is a risk of avalanches. Grizzly sightings can be common around the lake. Check with the park staff for information before hiking.

Hike Description

This hike is very popular both in the summer and as a snowshoe trail. The trail starts on Upper Kananskis Lake Trail and provides a view of Mount Indefatigable (below) which is directly across Upper Kananaskis Lake.


Mount Indefatigable Peter Lougheed Park Alberta


Further down, at the west end of the lake parts of Mount Lyautey (below) are visible.


Mount Lyautey taken from across Upper Kananaskis Lake Alberta


Approximately 1.1 kilometer from the trailhead there is an intersection at which you will turn left and climb 280 meters in less than 2 kilometers. Once you enter the amphitheatre, Lake Rawson which is surrounded by Mount Sarrail will be visible.


Rawson Lake Alberta below Mount Sarrail


The fall photos of Rawson Lake are courtesy of OldDogNewTrick and can be viewed via flickr.



Hike Photos

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