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We got to this trail at about 10.45am. We saw 2 people on the the at up and lost count at 40 on the way down! The trail led us to the lake. The round trip took us 2.5 hours.
We followed the signs for snowshoeing that takes you on a different path to the one above. It is hard work and pretty steep in some areas but well worth the climb.
As the path is popular the trail is well walked so we didn't wear snowshoes.
There is a toilet block at that entrance which is well maintained.
Liz N. on Chester Lake Trail
We hiked up the snowshoe trail with crampons instead of snowshoes The trail was pretty packed down. We were unable to continue on past the lake because we did not have snowshoes.
Highly recommend taking exit 118 to Chester Lake instead of going through Canmore due to the road conditions.
Despite the fact that I am out of shape, I believe this trails is easy and can be done by most people. It may be a bit challenging for young kids.
It is also a very busy trail. I did it on a regular business day and it was still busy. It is most likely very crowded on weekends.
The lakes are STUNNING! So beautiful!
If you can get a day off on week days, it totally worth it!