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One of the best hikes in the Kananaskis region. Steady uphill climb once you take the Rawson lake trail turn, but flattens out nearer to the lake. The lake itself is very beautiful and cozy. We went there early June, and there was still quite a bit of snow at the top. The view was so tranquil that we ended up spending over an hour there just admiring the scene. Definitely recommend this hike to everyone.

Beautiful views once at the top & the glacier is stunning. The hike itself not so much. An easy path through the forest brings you into the uphill challenging section of the trail. Scree, rock and more of the same. Ore than moderate, this is especially challenging on the downhill. Poles are a must.

Awesome hike up to Rawson mostly shaded which is nice when the sun is beating down. We caught lots of cutthroat in the 12-16inch range. I was informed larger ones are present.

Busy therefore not ideal for me. Pretty views but not very interesting to hike. All flat. All hill. All rocks. Then repeat in reverse order.

I've done this trail twice now and love it! It is easy to follow and the view from the old fire watch station is spectacular, I highly recommend this trail.

The trail was not easy to follow. We used the app maps.me and could find it really quick. Beautiful view when you arrive near the glacier. The first part to the waterfall is easy, the second part to the glacier is a good moderate one.

Wow! What a hike. A little Difficult to find the trailhead so look for the turnout in the road. Loved all the rock and waterfalls along the way to the tree line to the top. Gorgeous views and a most excellent adventure! Will be doing this one again.

It was awesome! Had little of everything, wildlife , waterfalls, mountains and a beautiful lake. Had a wonderful 4 hour hike with my wife and daughter.

Great views! Fairly easy hike with a little bit of everything.

The trail was pretty mucky and a little busy but the well worth it. It’s an enjoyable afternoon hike.... the switchbacks are a bit of work but once they are done, it’s smooth sailing to the top and an easy trek down. The lake is stunning and there are plenty of spots to stop for a snack, scramble up the rock face or just enjoy the view. Two grizzlies were pacing in the meadow at the far end during our visit.

Delightful from start to finish.

We did this hike 2 days ago. Creek crossing pretty cold. Trail seems pretty straight forward until you hit the creek where you need to take a left down to cross the river to continue to the falls.
Unfortunately we carried on along the river bed approx 3K to far coming to large rocks and fallen trees with the flood. If you get to this turn back and find that path that follows to the river cross it on the rocks, look for pink ties on the way and the falls are 3K from the crossing.
Amazing when you get there. In total with missing the path it took us 8 hours with quite a few stops and photography. Should take 4-5 hours to the falls and back.

well travelled trail, a little muddy in spots so watch your footing! would suggest going out earlier in the day as the trail gets quite busy. the hike took us about 2 hours round trip with a little stop for a bite at rawson lake. would definitely do again to serrail ridge for a longer hike!

Beautiful trail

Love this hike! Have done it several times in all seasons!

Definitely one to do on a good day. Lots of rock as the trail head is a rock chute and continues up a creek. Had to climb boulders up the creek in some places. Not overly difficult but definitely a task ascending direct up a steep rock creek.

Well marked trail. Very quiet. Almost harder coming down with that long straight descent. Al around great hike. If any fear of heights might not make it to the top

This hike defiantly takes a while at 14km but the pay off is well worth it at the end! Took us 4.5 hours round trip with a little time spent at the falls The trail is not marked at all so once you get to the starting point you head down to the river and cross it, it’s not too deep, and continue up the trail. There are pink ties sporadically on spruce trees to mark the way though I do highly suggest download the map as well.

Beautiful Hike. Our 4 year old was able to complete it. Switchbacks get your heart going.

Moderately uphill climb up to the lake but a relatively short distance. The lake view alone is worth the trip.

This lake has gorgeous views and a variety of terrain. Not too challenging for a beginner.

Steep to start but incredibly worthwhile.

Southern half is prettier, I think, but Northern half has some spectacular views and runs closer to the lake.

This hike was beautiful, featuring some amazing views and some cool white water. The hike itself is fairly flat and easy going with a fair portion of the northern leg of the trail covered in small rocks.

It is a fairly long hike, so be prepared to be on the trail for several hours.

Easy short and view at the end just ok. Heavy traffic

A gorgeous hike about 15km long! The variety of terrain kept things exciting, with lots of great views of the lake. The terrain isn’t too challenging but it is a long hike so that makes it on the more moderate side. We did this hike while camping at Lower Lakes campground, it was just a 5 minute drive away. It took us 5 hours to complete the hike with a few short breaks. The mosquitos are bad so stopping for too long wasn’t comfortable. It also seems like a lovely spot for a picnic and a stroll if you’re looking for something more causal in Kananaskis. This hike is also joined to Rawson Lake hike which is 3km.

So beautiful and so many different terrains to see! It’s a long one but worth it!

Pretty short hike, but a nice one. For the first 4km you will be on a paved trail, after the tree line ends now you will see the water!! So nice. Still quite a bit of snow this June. Knee-high in a few places.

So gorgeous. Couldnt complete the loop today because of time constraints but beauty everywhere...from the colors of the skies,woods and water, to the exquisite shapes and colors of small wild flowers along the trail. Can’t wait to walk the whole loop.

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