Galatea Creek To Lillian Lake

MODERATE 48 reviews

Galatea Creek To Lillian Lake is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15 km
ELEVATION GAIN
921 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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walking

lake

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1 day ago

Went there yesterday only to be greeted by a big sign saying the trail is closed. There was an avalanche on July 27th which took out the trail. It will be close until further notice!

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3 months ago

The trip out was great, snow was packed down nicely. The trip back was much warmer so we sunk down quite often in the snow. Well worth the trip. The waterfall was beautiful. There is a very easy path to follow to Lillian Lake but no trail to get to Galatea Lower Lake.

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3 months ago

Easy to moderate up to Lillian Lake. After that it gets quite steep but the extra effort is well worth it as the views and lakes are stunning.

Picturesque nearly the entire way with at least seven bridges, fantastical forest and rushing water.

Lillian Lake is serene and a nice place for a snack. The campground is located here with many amenities, although you need to book with Parks Alberta first.

Through campsite 11 you will gain access for the final ascent to Upper and Lower Galatea Lake. These are located above the treeline and a slight scramble in some places over rocks and boulders.

Free parking is available. Outhouses in the parking lot. Check the Alberta Parks website to ensure the trail is open.

A lovely winter hike if you're equipped, as well.

Took us about 6 hours return.

I highly recommend - to date, this is my favourite hike.

5 months ago

Great hike, the deep snow and ice made it a bit more challenging than it is in the summer.

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6 months ago

Loved loved loved this one! Quite easy, long and wonderful. We didnt make it all the way up to the lake because it was icy and we were with my mother in law, but i would definitely finish it in the summer and climb all the way up!

8 months ago

really enjoyed this hike

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9 months ago

Great work out! Interesting trail with many bridge crossings, mostly forested and shaded from the sun. Steady ascend with several steep sections. Beautiful view at Lilian Lake.

Also continued hiking up to the first Galatea Lake. It was steep and rocky. We could see the lake behind the trees, the color was amazing. Due to lack of time, we didn't try hard to find a way down to the shore, but returned instead.

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9 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike a couple of years ago, nice hike, good day out.

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9 months ago

Not the best views on the way up and not enough signs. Good way to spend your day though.

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