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Elk Pass and Lower Elk Lake Trail is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.8 mi Elevation gain 3,654 ft Route type Out & Back

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Arthur Gist
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Aleasha C
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Trail is in good condition! a few spots of mudd along the All Trails route but all the snow has melted. If you decide to go past Fox lake on the way there are still small patches of snow but nothing you need gear to deal with. Frozen Lake is still frozen... yes there is a lot of snow enroute and good shoes and hiking poles were very helpful.

Deb. l.g
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Wait a few weeks if you’re wanting to do this hike. Brutal conditions. First and last KM to campsite dry, middle 8km’s mud, water, fallen trees and snow. Took us 3 hours and 40 minutes to hike through knee deep snow and trying to navigate finding the trail. Only saving grace was that this was our second time hiking elk pass trail. Campsite though was bare and beautiful.

Peter Neary
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HikingSnow

Great hike to the cabin! Stayed overnight. Snowed 2" in the evening. Would have been slippery walking out on the hiking trail without boot traction/crampons. 2 1/2 hours in and just over 2 hours out (lighter packs and better traction).

Deb. l.g
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Hiking

Fun hike! Trail is well kept. 2 hours in, stayed at the cabin then 2 hours out the next day. Will definitely do again next summer!!!

Kyla S
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Hiking

Great dayhike! Created a circuit looping this trail with Interlakes Trail to Upper Elk Lakes Trail passing by Fox Lake, and connected back to original trail Elk Lakes Pass back to the parking lot. Great views, good trails, well marked. Backcountry campground looks great too! Mosquitos are out! 19.3 km

A B.
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Hiking

Great backpacking hike. Took our group of 6 about 4 hours each way from Kananaskis. Get there early for campsites since they are first come first serve! They were building 6 more the day we were there but very popular spot from the B.C. side so early is better!

Gillian Graham
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Emilie Fortin
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Randy Fehr
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Evan Robertson
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Mick Carroll
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Samantha Kimball
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Sarah Marten
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Samantha Kimball
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Mick Carroll
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Aaron Vander Leek
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Aaron Vander Leek
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Gary Groeneveld
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Tessla Cummins
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Brian Fleming
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Jenny Audrey
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Matthew Schneider LC
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Alexis Colpron
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Elizabeth Ziegler
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Stephen K
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Kyle Keyowski
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