Chester Lake Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Chester Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1794 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

NOTE: TRAIL IS CLOSED MAY 1 TO JUNE 29

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25 days ago

I would recommend going a little further to the Elephant Rocks as well. On the right side of the lake is a little trail that will lead you to them. It's only about another 10-15 minute climb to them.

hiking
27 days ago

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walking
1 month ago

We got to this trail at about 10.45am. We saw 2 people on the the at up and lost count at 40 on the way down! The trail led us to the lake. The round trip took us 2.5 hours.

We followed the signs for snowshoeing that takes you on a different path to the one above. It is hard work and pretty steep in some areas but well worth the climb.

As the path is popular the trail is well walked so we didn't wear snowshoes.

There is a toilet block at that entrance which is well maintained.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked up the snowshoe trail with crampons instead of snowshoes The trail was pretty packed down. We were unable to continue on past the lake because we did not have snowshoes.

Highly recommend taking exit 118 to Chester Lake instead of going through Canmore due to the road conditions.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great snowshoe trail with the dogs! Quite the leg workout on the way up but well worth the views!

3 months ago

A understandably very popular snowshoe hike. The kids (8 & 10) did well. Great views before you get to the lake.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

First time snowshoeing, such a great hike!! Felt the burn quickly! Can't wait to go back in spring!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Such a great hike. The two times I did it were in the early spring with lots of snow. Second time, we descended on crazy carpets. Such a hoot!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

Awesome. Went up on Dec 30, 2016. Lots of snow but trails had been packed down with previous traffic, so I didn't need snow shoes. Very nice scenery. Will come back in the summer!

4 months ago

AWESOME, fairly easy hike. Grizzlies included!