Headwall Lakes Trail is a 15.9 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
15.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
652 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 month ago

really awesome hike. did this with two small dogs (mini dachshund and a havanese) and they had no problems on the trail. the trail starts as a snowshoe trail (which I will be back to try when the snow falls) and eventually leads into the trees when you see a wildlife counter attached to a tree on the right. once your in the trees, follow the path and helpful rock towers to the lakes. you can make this a loop but it was getting pretty frigid when we were at the lakes so we did the out and back instead. great variety in scenery and not touristy at all despite being a stones throw from Chester Lake and Burstall pass. ill definitely be back to summit fortress then finish the loop. 2 hours in, 1.5 hours out.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

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.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.

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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.

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