Rawson Lake Trail

HARD 49 reviews

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.

6.1 miles 2901 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

hiking
19 days ago

I would say this hike would be considered hard, just for the first half because there is a pretty decent incline but towards the middle it is much more level with an occasional climb. Right now a good portion of the hike trail is covered in very slippery ice, so I would recommend ice cleats or hiking poles. Altogether the top makes it worth it with a very peaceful frozen lake!

hiking
24 days ago

Absolutely stunning views! There were a surprising number of people on the trail for shoulder season. Lots of beautiful snow. I disagree with the rating of "hard". I found this to be a quick and easy hike. Park in upper kananaskis lake lot and walk around lake trail until you reach signs for Rawson Lake trail. Enjoy!

1 month ago

I've done this twice and both time I've enjoyed it. first time I've done it with a friend and the other time did it with my son and the same friend.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Such a beautiful hike, but if you plan on doing the scramble I would definitely bring poles!

2 months ago

Great work out and great views, my kind of hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely not an easy hike but well worth it!

3 months ago

one of the most beautiful and rewarding hiking trails

3 months ago

Loved it! Found it challenging but not hard and the view is phenomenal

3 months ago

Very challenging but well worth the view!

hiking
3 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

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!

4 months ago

Rawson lake is an average hike. The sarrail ridge is hard but definitely worth it to get two different views of the lakes!

fly fishing
4 months ago

Great hike and fishing. The trail was fairly busy.

4 months ago

4 months ago