Barrier Lake Trail

EASY 70 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

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8 days ago

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8 days ago

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10 days 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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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

great hike....kids loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to start the season but it can be busy. Once you get to the peak, spin around and head up to the fire look out - much quieter.

You can either go back the way you hike up or you can continue on a loop (prairie view down to Jewell Pass and back along Stoney trail). The loop adds a lot of distance

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

To get to the lookout there's a steep bit at the end but an incredible view from the top.

hiking
1 month ago

This was one of the best hikes that i really enjoyed. Enjoyed the lookout on McConnell Ridge

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1 month ago