Rawson Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I loved this hike! It was a nice moderate incline. Beautiful green moss and a nice waterfall to take pictures in the beginning.
The lake was gorgeous and the mountain range was beautiful. I tried to do the scramble but scared myself as I didn't feel comfortable with the shoes I was wearing and it was a tad slick.
Such a beautiful hike, but if you plan on doing the scramble I would definitely bring poles!
Great work out and great views, my kind of hike.
Definitely not an easy hike but well worth it!
one of the most beautiful and rewarding hiking trails
Loved it! Found it challenging but not hard and the view is phenomenal
Very challenging but well worth the view!
First hike of the year - Sunday, August 7 2016.
Bear sightings reported that day, we saw none. We did however, see approx 20 mountain goat on drive out.
We hiked to east side of Rawson Lake to about the start of the Sarrail Ridge assent, but ended our hike there after enjoying lunch. This took us approx 1 hour 30 minutes, it could probably be completed in 1 hour.
The trip down took approx 1 hour, 20 minutes.
There were about 20 other visitors passed on each assent and decent.
I would love to hike again and to attempt Sarrail Ridge.
A good work out for a a relative novice like me. First k was easy. Next 2.7k a bit of a steep climb but worth the views!
Rawson lake is an average hike. The sarrail ridge is hard but definitely worth it to get two different views of the lakes!
Great hike and fishing. The trail was fairly busy.
Great quick hike and incredibly serene at the lake. Will definitely introduce this to some friends that don't regularly hike.
This was tough going when we did it 2 years ago as our kids were just 3&5 then.
Once up it was glorious and I look forward to hiking this one again in the future. Stunning lake!
Good kid friendly outing. The trail starts off rounding the south end of Upper Kananaskis Lake, passing an stunning waterfall along the way. Shortly, you'll be making your way through the trees and making a 300 meter elevation gain towards Rawson. The trail could be muddy is recently rained, evidenced by the makeshift log path constructed on the upper portion of the trail. First glimpses of the lake are stunning, but don't stop there; continue walking around the left side of the lake and you'll reach green space out of the trees, perfect for picnicking. The scenery up top is ideal, but those looking for a challenge should look elsewhere.