Barrier Lake Trail

EASY 77 reviews

Barrier Lake Trail is a 8.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
374 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

walking
18 days ago

A nice and easy nature walk.. Going during the fall is lovely because you can really appreciate the contrast colours between the lake and trees.

1 month ago

Beautiful view of lake on top. Easy and enjoyable hike.

hiking
1 month ago

In the trees for most of the hike, except the very beginning, but well worth the wait for wonderful views at the top. Pretty easy, steady incline with lots of flat spots. Mostly gravel, well groomed trail - good for all ages.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Aside from the lake being pretty, the hike was quite disappointing. We hiked 4km and then turned back, so we did not make it to the end.
The trail was all gravel, mainly flat, and majority of it was out in the open, so not much shelter from the sun. Quite boring.
I think this trail would be better suited for biking or horse back riding, not hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

easy hike, nice view of the lake, recommended for beginners! trail well defined

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

A very short hike so I don't think we were at the correct trail head and it is no way near the distance this ap says.

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3 months ago

Hiked to the summit and then opted to follow the route straight down rather than the longer prairie view route. I wouldn't recommend it unless you like bushwacking down a very steep grade for a couple hours. best to take prairie view to Jewel pass back down to the main trail.

3 months ago

3 months ago