Prairie View Trail to Jewell Pass

MODERATE 28 reviews

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.

9.1 miles 3222 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

views

wild flowers

scramble

hiking
2 months ago

great scenery at the top overall good hike

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Great 3-4 hour round trip hike that delivers some spectacular views. Trail is very popular and parking is limited on weekends.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Steep for the first 3.5km, but you are rewarded with epic views. Heavily treed but the forest is quite pretty.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

A good moderate hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Great view of Barrier Lake and the prairies! Popular trail and therefore best to do it early before more humans arrive...

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Great trail beautiful views

hiking
6 months ago

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 :(

6 months ago

6 months ago

Great views , nice payoff

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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!

7 months ago