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hiking
snow
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail conditions on December 8. Very easy trail as there wasn’t much elevation for the first few kilometers. We were snowshoeing. Ok views and nothing spectacular. Certainly worth being out and about.

Did this trail Dec 8, 2019. Beautiful winter wonderland, hiking along the creek the entire way and crossing 10 bridges up to Lillian Lake. Periods of incline were brief. Did not need microspikes, snowshoes or poles yesterday. Fresh snow but only ankle deep on path. Definitely doing this one in summer! (2 hours 40 minutes up and 2 hours down).

Good snowshoe trail. Would recommend poles for the way down, there are some parts you could get away with with hiking boots only but would still recommend poles. There is one steep section that would be difficult without spikes or snowshoes. Lovely mountain views at the top, it’s like you’re in a bowl surrounded by mountains. Lots of snow up by the lake. We caught some skiers going down the hill at the top too which was fun to watch.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Great little hike close to the city. Hiked on 20191207. Lots of snow. Snowshoes recommended.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

We tried this trail on December 6 with regular hiking boots, but I definitely think having snow shoes would have made the ascent easier. This is a great short hike if you’re new to hiking!

hiking
snow
4 days ago

Great little hike!

norco bigfoot full studs flat pedals trail pre groomed lots of snow no ice fatbike not needed but helpful probably studded skinny tyre or + size tyre may work still had to stay in the groomed- too much snow

hiking
snow
4 days ago

Good trail run added on for a bit of elevation snow covered trail dome areas snowshoes would help only half Fullerton and added bobcat and strange brew and sugar daddy

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Avalanche territory. Don’t go unless you have proper gear. Amazing hike though. Beautiful.

There was fresh snow today and it was beautiful

snowshoeing
snow
6 days ago

In WINTER conditions (that includes late fall / early spring) this trail is considered BACKCOUNTRY and AVALANCHE HAZARD exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Practice 4. Get the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

IN WINTER conditions (that includes early spring and later in fall) this trail is considered BACKCOUNTRY and AVALANCHE HAZARD exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Practice 4. Get the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

Winter hikers, snowshoers, skiers ... IN WINTER this trail is considered BACKCOUNTRY and AVALANCHE HAZARD exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Practice 4. Get the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

snowshoeing
7 days ago

beautiful winter hike! we went on the Thanksgiving long weekend with our 6 months old puppy. would highly recommend to anyone looking for a moderate hike with amazing scenic views.

hiking
icy
snow
7 days ago

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Went Dec 1st and there was the perfect amount of packed snow and no ice. Yak tracks made for an enjoyable hike. Not challenging - took about 2.5 hours with a lunch at the top.

hiking
snow
9 days ago

A gun day hike. Steep at the beginning, and flat up top. Lots of nice views up there.

Amazing winter hike. Views of the upper lake was stunning at the beginning. Snow is pretty packed down. Don’t really need spikes but they definitely make it easier.

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Great snowshoeing conditions on Dec 1st.

This was our first attempt at snowshoeing. There were a couple of spots where we had to navigate around some fallen trees, but otherwise it was beautiful! Not a lot of snow - probably could have managed without the snowshoes, but it was excellent for getting used to them. We love this area in the summer - just as beautiful on a cold and wintery day.

There was a lot of snow. We were a group of 10+ folks. Microspikes are mandatory and you don’t need snow shoes. Views from the top were incredible with the frozen barrier lake on one side and Prairies on the other. Its a good legs workout :)

icy
snow
12 days ago

bring spikes. good steady incline up till the last lake. didn't summit as it was dumping snow and insanely windy but trekked through waist deep snow to the last lake.

hiking
snow
14 days ago

Decent incline all the way, forested trail, nearby trails marked well along the way so easy to follow. Snow covered, hiked in boots no problem! Wide trail, cool little tin cabin on the way up. Goat trail at the end opens up to great views of mount Kidd, kananaskis valley ! Unexpected views, definitely worthwhile short hike! Be sure to visit the village for hot chocolate afterwards!

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