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wandern
19 hours ago

Beautiful clear day today. Trail was nicely packed down, no need for snowshoes. Quite a bit of people on the trail enjoying the weather. Small part of the stream from the lake is open for access to water. On the way down I came behind a group of 30 so I put on my snowshoes and followed a ski track that weaved through the Bush to reach the trailhead and bypass everyone.

wandern
1 day ago

Perfect hike! Well tracked out right now so we didn’t use snowshoes and the views at the lake are incredible! Took us 2hr 45 moving time but that was mostly due to the return trip being a quick one. Parking area right off Shark Rd on the Smith Dorrien and the trail is easy to find and follow. Highly recommend

schnee
7 days ago

Hiked the snowshoe trail on January 18. Just to note: there are 2 separate trails in winter. X ski to the right and snowshoe to the left. We did the little hike up to Elephant rocks too. That only took about 30 minutes to go up and then back down. 11.3 K in total. Great snowshoe trail, marked clearly.

wandern
8 days ago

Beautiful hike. Would do this again in the summer. The snow is packed so I don’t think snowshoes are necessary unless you plan on going off trail.

Steady incline in the beginning, then it it evens out. Trail is well protected by trees until you reach the lake. Did not do the loop around the lake because of fear of avalanche. Not very busy until our way back: several skiers and snowboarders. Lots of fresh snow on the trails. Very nice trail.

Steady incline in the beginning, then it it evens out. Trail is well protected by trees until you reach the lake. Did not do the loop because of fear of avalanche. Not very busy until our way back: several skiers and snowboarders. Lots of fresh snow on the trails. Very nice trail.

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
15 days ago

Went up January 5th, mostly sunny day with light snow. Trail is narrow and well packed so could be done in microspikes, but snowshoes give you more freedom to go off trail. First half or so offers nice views, second half is completely in the trees until you hit the lake. At the lake, plenty of space to rest, eat, hike further, or wander onto the lake if you are feeling adventurous. Not an easy trip, but not overly difficult.

good snow shoeing today

A beautiful, short trek. We didn’t use snowshoes as it was well packed if you stick to the trail but for an exploration they would be necessary.

wandern
22 days ago

Idyllic snowshoeing trail. Lots of people on the paths, both snowshoers and XC skiers. Some people managed in just shoes and cleats but there’s a few deep spots you can fall. Dog friendly too. The road going out is usually not great so take it slow.

wandern
schnee
23 days ago

Nice loop around in 2 hours. We didn't need any crampons as there was barely any ice. A couple of nice view point on the way up.

wandern
25 days ago

Fun hike in winter and summer. Beautiful views along the way!

wandern
schnee
26 days ago

hiked december 31. trail well packed no snowshoes needed but did wear spikes. limited views, mostly through forest but the trees were covered in snow and it was very beautiful

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
27 days ago

wandern
schnee
27 days ago

schneeschuhwandern
29 days ago

Hiked December 28th in -2’C so it was quite a nice day in the sun. Only fatbike tracks and old xcski tracks on the far end of the loop. I was a bit worried that starting after noon would have me back to the parking lot after dark with the sign saying it would take 4-5 hrs and was rated a difficult trail. Was able to complete in 3.5 hrs without stopping and it was not hard, only long.

wandern
1 month ago

Compacted snow on snowshoe trail—enough to hike comfortably.

Great easy snowshoe trail. Fairly short and easy to follow along a defined trail. Lots of snow on the ground right now, so snowshoes we’re definitely nice to have.

12/23 As of today, bring snowshoes. With a record amount of snowfall lately, you will need them unless you enjoy pain and suffering. The hike itself is very simple and short but the beauty is quite remarkable. A trail has not been blazed ( in snow ) around the lake so if you feel adventurous with a ton of energy go for it ! Enjoy !

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
1 month ago

Dec 23/2019 - Snowshoeing, trail was in great condition. There was a fresh dump of snow from the day before, if anything it was the unplowed roads that were the trickier part of this day! For snowshoeing, this trail is only 3.5km one way, and is an out and back. Follow Leighton Atema’s recording for an example: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/chester-lake-trail--1309 I suppose it could be done following the hiking trail, but we followed the snowshoe trail signs and map provided by Alberta Parks. Roughly a 3 hour round trip, but that’s including a few stops and lunch, so it could definitely be done quicker. The views were decent, the first 80% or so is uphill and in the trees, expect some better views once it flattens out and you reach the lake, as you’ll feel like you’re surrounded by mountain peaks. Fun one for sure!

wandern
schnee
1 month ago

wandern
schnee
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous day on the trail today. Trail is in great shape.

schneeschuhwandern
1 month ago

Bright blue skies. Sun. Fresh snow. Perfect day in the mountains. We had a blast snowshoeing here a week ago. Pretty popular spot, so we didn't have to break any trail. Went up to see the elephant rocks and then had lunch, lakeside in the sunshine. Great spot!

wandern
1 month ago

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.

wandern
schnee
1 month 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!

wandern
schnee
1 month ago

Great little hike!

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
1 month 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

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