Barrier Lake Trail

EASY 47 reviews

Barrier Lake Trail is a 5.3 mile 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.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1227 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Walked around the lake to the campground. Definitely going to spend a night or two there! Tons of wild flowers and great views. Very easy hike I would do again.

5 days ago

It was a good trail.

trail running
11 days ago

My first trail run ever! Super fun, and not too busy on a Saturday! Took just under two hours

12 days ago

I went on my first mountain hike here this past weekend. I loved it! Some hard parts but a gorgeous day trip, would do again.

13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Wasnt as easy as I thought. Fantastic views from the top . Worth every hour of hiking .

fishing
18 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Pretty easy trail but long. It got a tad steeper at the top a few times. Very windy at the beginning by the lake, I'd take a light jacket next time. Climb all the way up if you can. The view is great!) and just beware of wild life. We were warned a bear was seen nearby but we didn't see it ourselves.

hiking
23 days ago

An easy to moderate trail! A lot of switch backs abs shaded areas up the mountain. The views from the top are gorgeous!!! Great for beginners :) completed up and down in about 2 and a half hours.

26 days ago

Great easy hike to start the season. Took about 2.5 hours to complete.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice lake. Be careful we saw Cougar footprints and heard its roaring while hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy hike with not much of an incline until the very end.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view. Short easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

great hike...a little icy.

backpacking
2 months ago

Stunning views. Some snow covered portions but did the hike in runners and had no problem.

hiking
2 months ago