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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.

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.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery

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

5 days ago

trail running
6 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

10 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.

11 days ago

Definitely worth the hike! Pretty steep start but it levels out eventually. Very icey at parts so grips for your shoes is a good idea!

It’s ok, good for families

11 days ago

Great hike today at Chester Lake. Snow on the ground but we got away with just hiking boots (had crampons in our pack). There were a couple slippery spots but not really a big deal. Made it to the lake and took a trail on the left side of the lake that continued ascending. We hiked for an extra 20 min or so, past pride rock, climbed a bit, and had lunch with an incredible view @ 7490 ft according to my app.