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Easy trail even in bad weather. Beautiful lake. We took the lower trail back which is a bit more challenging. Must do hike if staying in Canmore. 1 1/2 hours tops including time to sit and enjoy the views.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail for a fall hike. A skiff of snow at the base of the trail, turning into about 10 cm up at the lake. Made it up to the lake in mostly sunshine, then a small squall blew in from the West bringing light snow and blustery winds. Nice hike; a great way to close off the hiking season.

This was a great hike and the views from the ridge were 110% worth every step! It does get steep going up from Rawson Lake to Sarrail Ridge and the trail got muddy and slippery on the way down, but between the parking lot and Rawson Lake was fine.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery

Did this one Oct 15, 2017. Well established trail, first part along Upper Kananaskis Lake is a gradual incline. Then gets more steep as you go away from Upper Kananaskis Lake towards Rawson Lake. Used crampons on the steeper part and they were so helpful. Highly recommended. A little snow and ice which gradually got deeper towards Rawson Lake. I would rate the trail from the parking lot to Rawson as easy but I would rate the trail from Rawson Lake to Sarrail Ridge as hard. It's very steep. I wouldn't attempt it without crampons but there were lots of younger people doing it in runners. To me that's too dangerous. The snow at the top was about knee deep but the views of both Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes was gorgeous.
Btw there is a potty at Rawson Lake but make sure to bring your own toilet paper.

Plus 5c today, snowy but trail is hard packed. Awesome day

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

Path is well used up to the Lake. I tried to continue through to Mount Galatea but the snow gets deep and there are no trail markings to follow. Chose to turn around because the temperature got really cold up above 2700m.

great place

hiking
9 days ago

A great hike up to the lake. Fairly low elevation gain required. This hike could be done fairly quickly.

5 stars, as the views here are great all year round, and it often isnt too busy.