Prairie View Trail to Jewell Pass is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
great scenery at the top overall good hike
Challenging for a Novice Hiker but well worth the effort. Beat the crowds by leaving early and if you're lucky you'll see a deer or two.
A decent hike that can get crowded so arrive early. Heavily treed for the first couple of km but stick with it as the views are awesome as you climb higher.
Great 3-4 hour round trip hike that delivers some spectacular views. Trail is very popular and parking is limited on weekends.
Nice hike. Steep for the first 3.5km, but you are rewarded with epic views. Heavily treed but the forest is quite pretty.
A good moderate hike.
Great view of Barrier Lake and the prairies! Popular trail and therefore best to do it early before more humans arrive...
Great trail beautiful views
Nice hike, good workout as it was a steady incline - views are beautiful - prairies meet the mountains! Jewell Pass was nice and it had to be done and seen although I probably wouldn't do it again. Took us almost 6 hours to do the whole loop which includes visiting the Fire Lookout. Up and back the same way would be fine next time. We were there on a weekday and there were a few hikers on the trail - leave very early if you're thinking of going out on the weekend - it will be a zoo :(
Great views , nice payoff
This is a must-do hike in the Kananaskis. Took about 4 hours total to complete, including a stop at the Lookout for lunch. First part of the trail is quite boring until you reach the openings with the views. Trail was still pretty mucky and slick, especially near the top and during the descent into Jewell Pass. I would highly recommend either waiting until the trail dries out, or being sure you are wearing appropriate footwear.
The barrier dam parking lot had filled up pretty quickly in the morning, I'd recommend trying to get out there and get started before 9am to snag a decent spot and enjoy the trail when it is a little quieter.
Went to the fire Lookout today and met a super nice lady that lives up there all fire season. Very welcoming and amazing views from her spot. Easy hike, this is a must do if you just go to barrier Lookout and turn around
I'd do it again as a run. Great spot for a trail run or a mountain bike ride! A little busy but we came to late to the party -
11:00am-ish. Took us 1:20 to get up, and about 2:05 to get down. Beautiful view from the top. The climb is steady the whole way up, but it only lasts about 5km and the rest is gravy. Enjoyed it! Will be back!