Chester Lake Trail

EASY 186 reviews

Chester Lake Trail is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
411 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: TRAIL IS CLOSED MAY 1 TO JUNE 29

3 days ago

The hills at the beginning of the hike are hard work, but if you push past them it'll be worth it for the amazing mountain views that follow :)

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Good hike up, some steep parts for my beginner legs. Way down was quick.

snowshoeing
21 days ago

Lots of new snow when we went up on 12/30/17. Great hike - first third very steep, but straightforward after. Several open meadows with great views of surrounding peaks.

29 days ago

Great packed trail for snowshoeing. First few kilometers are uphill but flattens out after that. Easy to follow and well marked.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We rented snow shoes and poles from the U of C outdoor centre. Worked out to about $13 a person! Great little hike, fresh air, nice steady incline at the beginning. A couple feet of snow out there. The paths are good but there is room to venture in to some fresh powder :)

snowshoeing
1 month ago

One of my favourite snowshoes... especially on a weekday when there's not many people on the trail.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

This is a fun snowshoe trail. the only downside is that there are alot of people.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Amazing trail! Pretty good incline in the beginning but well worth it! Lots of snow as well and it was snowing while we were there, which added to the beauty!

2 months ago

I went around a month ago and it was honestly such a good time! A little slippery because of the snow but it wasn’t hard to hike. Stunning views! Definitely worth it.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

We went out early to beat the crowd, and we did. Coming back to the car, the snowshoe trail was quite busy. Easy trail to follow. Steady climbs with a couple of nice valleys to rest the legs before the next climb.

2 months ago

Icy in parts great view at the lake and in the valley. Very quiet, only saw a few people.

2 months ago

great hike and tons of fish

2 months ago

Beautiful hike.. in October snow on path. Lake is frozen, very few places on path is little icy.

3 months ago

Nice hike even with snow and limited visibility.

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery

3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

Path is well used up to the Lake. I tried to continue through to Mount Galatea but the snow gets deep and there are no trail markings to follow. Chose to turn around because the temperature got really cold up above 2700m.

hiking
3 months ago

A great hike up to the lake. Fairly low elevation gain required. This hike could be done fairly quickly.

5 stars, as the views here are great all year round, and it often isnt too busy.

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