Barrier Lake Trail

EASY 60 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.

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

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

6 days 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.

10 days ago

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16 days ago

great hike....kids loved it!

hiking
16 days 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
17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

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

hiking
19 days ago

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

hiking
19 days ago

26 days ago

The hike is really great no cliffs or narrow spots. It does feel like it's all uphill with no breaks but the incline isn't too steep. Beautiful at the top!

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

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.

1 month ago

It was a good trail.

trail running
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

fishing
1 month ago