Headwall Lakes Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Headwall Lakes Trail is a 16.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
654 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! The initial approach along the Sawmill snowshoe trail is a bit boring, but once you start the ascent through the forest, and then out into the "whale back" limestone, it never stops being stunning.

It gets steep in a few places, which is the only reason I'd call it moderate. Otherwise it's pretty easy.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome Hike yesterday! The trail was practically deserted, only saw one couple at the top. First time here, would absolutely go again.

4 months ago

The lakes are absolutely beautiful and worth the relatively boring beginning which follows an old road through the forest. Once you turn off the road and onto the trail the scenery really starts to get interesting. Lots of fossils in the rocks heading up to the lakes if you look closely. Near the lakes the trail is essentially absent and we picked our way across talus slopes, so it was slower going but definitely worth the views. We had the whole trail to ourselves today.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Great alternative to Chester lake with almost no people. Great diversity of landscapes. Headwalls, scree slopes (with pika), stream, and mountain lakes.

hiking
Monday, September 21, 2015