Lake Minnewanka Trail is a 57.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Anthracite, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
57.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,346 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

14 days ago

The view of the lake is spectacular...I was lucky to take some nice photos in a sunny-cloudy day. Make sure to stop after the bridge to view the lake kind of from the top (good for photo shooting). You will feel the spirits of Minnewanka! :)

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24 days ago

Didn't end up doing the entire trail. We only got to the bridge (Steward Canyon). I'd reckon it about a 2 km in (at most) to the wooden bridge and then back. I went with older parents with bad knees and they were able to do it. Pretty easy up to that point. Nice views of the lake. We ran into about 10 people (one couple hiking with 2 young children and 2 mountain bikers) on the trail on a Friday morning around 8 am.

hiking
2 months ago

The beautiful colors of the lake really look gorgeous

mountain biking
4 months ago

Fun trail to bike. Only went 13km total out and back. Amazing views of the lake and mountains

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5 months ago

Beautiful trail
Grizzly warnings and trail restrictions starting July 2018 (4 people per group min and bear spray)
Lovely trail though. Went myself, no issues.

5 months ago

Nice trail. Wonderful sights. The beginning is quite crowded but the crowds disappear further down the road and you can enjoy the views. We had to turn back because we were warned by the growl of a bear (probably a mother with cubs that was spotted earlier). We didn’t see the animal but it was close enough to change our mind. Hike safe and bring bear spray!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it! Definitely would go back and try go further. Make a longer day of it!

trail running
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ran 2 miles out 2 miles back on this trail. Very nice, great views. Would love to do much more.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Did the first half of the trail in April to the base of the Aylmer Pass trail. Loved the scenery - saw lots of deer and goats (and no bears!). Will definitely be coming back to do it again in September!

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A beautiful lake with many activities including a lake cruise and kayaking. A great picnic spot. You can hike around the entire lake, but it would probably take you a long time. There is also a trailhead to Stewart Canyon on the Lake Minnewanka trail.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy to medium hike but had to turn back because of bear tracks on the snow. Not expert to know when the bear past the area. Met only hand full of hikers.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fun ! I did the ICE WALK a few years back! Was so amazing

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