Chester Lake Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Great short trail, beautiful lake surrounding by mountains. Perfect for lunch.
Don't forget to go a little further to see the elephant rocks.
Chester Lake hike is a lovely hike. We were in no hurry so it took us 2 hours to arrive at the lake and just over 1 hour to hike back down.
Bonus, there is an outhouse at the top near the lake.
The hike is not bad and the end is really gorgeous! Also came across a grizzly... busy digging and did not care about the 30 or so people watching it from afar. Most of the elevation gain at the beginning. Started really early (early as in we were the first car in the lot) and then came back with the lot overflowing. Really popular trail!
This is a beautiful trail! I went when the larches were all changing colours for fall and it was stunning. It's a short easy trek up to the lake and then the elephant rocks are just a few 100m away. You can keep going past the rocks to the 3 lakes which gets a little more challenging but is very worth it. Round trip to the first lake was about 4hr with stopping to climb the rocks and eat lunch. I would rate this as an easy-moderate hike definitely good for kids and dogs.
Great easy/moderate hike! Beautiful hiking through the wooded forest. Keep going to Elephant Rocks - awesome! Then keep going to next lake. Beautiful larch trees in the fall.
Great hike for families.
So amazing I would definitely do this hike again! The trail levels out a lot so it's really not too hard.
Great trail. First part is uphill but not too bad and then you reach beautiful alpine meadows all the way to the lake. Bring bug spray in summer. Lots of flies and mosquitos. Gorgeous emerald lake. Took us 4 hours in total with lunch and break at the lake. Beautiful views and hike. Recommend it. More info on Hike Alberta on Facebook
We hiked this in September to see the larches and the trail was packed. Kids were 4&6 and were ok doing it. Even better than the lake was hiking a further 1km after the lake to the giant rocks to climb on. Kids loved them, best part of the hike for them.
Great hike! Worth the trip up. The elevation is a good climb. Spotted a grizzly at the top. Keep your dogs on a leash.. Lots of them off leash yesterday.
TRAIL IS CLOSED MAY 1 TO JUNE 29
Beautiful valley. Do the extra to Elephant rocks. Trail was well packed down.
Super steeps parts but the views are worth it!