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Nice hike even with snow and limited visibility.

Awesome! Pretty great sights, a decent amount of traffic, the larches in autumn are magnificent.

lots of snow today but it was a beautiful day. The temperature was just perfect, soft fresh snow and no one on the trail but us at 9am. By the time 11am rolled around, that was when the crowd started.

4 days 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.

This was a great hike and the views from the ridge were 110% worth every step! It does get steep going up from Rawson Lake to Sarrail Ridge and the trail got muddy and slippery on the way down, but between the parking lot and Rawson Lake was fine.

Did this hike on Sunday Oct. 15th 2017 and it was amazing! A few minor patches of snow on the trail, more snow along the ridge. It was fairly straight forward on which trail to stay on, just keep an eye out for rock cairns or lines of small rocks that block off a splitting path. The trail is pretty steep until you reach the ridge, highly reccomend poles - especially for the way down as the trail got muddy.

5 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery

6 days ago

We didnt get to do the entire loop because it was getting too windy and the snow was knee deep, but it was still amazing! we will definitely be doing this again! Cleats would be helpful. It was getting a little too slippery in the forest area.

Did this one Oct 15, 2017. Well established trail, first part along Upper Kananaskis Lake is a gradual incline. Then gets more steep as you go away from Upper Kananaskis Lake towards Rawson Lake. Used crampons on the steeper part and they were so helpful. Highly recommended. A little snow and ice which gradually got deeper towards Rawson Lake. I would rate the trail from the parking lot to Rawson as easy but I would rate the trail from Rawson Lake to Sarrail Ridge as hard. It's very steep. I wouldn't attempt it without crampons but there were lots of younger people doing it in runners. To me that's too dangerous. The snow at the top was about knee deep but the views of both Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes was gorgeous.
Btw there is a potty at Rawson Lake but make sure to bring your own toilet paper.

Great hike! Missed the peak of the golden larches but so beautiful anyway. Almost missed the trail head ( you turn left off the ptarmigan cirque/Highwood meadows trail at the sign which says "Fragile Area, stay on designated trails". Lots of snow on trail at this time of year , mental note to bring trax or crampons next time :).

Gorgeous views but one of the hardest hikes I have done so far.

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

Amazing views!