Mount Haig Lake Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Mount Haig Lake Trail is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hillcrest Mines, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
453 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

17 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail! I would suggest going up via the South Mount Haig Lake trail. It’s a much more gradual climb. We then looped around and came back via North Mount Haig Lake trail, which is along the cinch traverse ski run. Also suggest climbing the small, rocky hill behind the lake. Makes for some great views looking down at the lake. Would definitely do this hike again!

22 days ago

beautiful lake and scenery once you get through the first bit. had a difficult time finding the trailhead at 1st.. this map shows the trail starting and heading straight up a ski run, but it is best to take the road that switchbacks up near the top of the chairlift and thats where the actual trail starts (south haig lake trail....theres also a north haig lake trail). climbing up the road wasnt fun as it was hot and dusty and steep but once past that it was much more enjoyable! but was worth it as the destination was beautiful! dogs loved it too!

1 month ago

Steep and tiring to start while hiking under the lift. Tough to find the trail head as well, BUT once you get through the first push, the top is stunning and the lake at the top is AMAZING! Love it!

hiking
1 month ago

We are regulars to castle mountain resort in all seasons and absolutely love this hike! The first half or so you are mounting the bottom quarter of the ski hill and so it is quite steep and exposed. Gorgeous lake at the end as well as stunning views out into the mountains across. Would highly recommend; let's get more summer traffic out at castle! :)

1 month ago

Me and group of 8 really wanted to try our hand at night hiking and this trail was perfect for our first time. The trail is easy to navigate so it wasn’t difficult in the dark. The destination is worth the quick hike.

11 months ago

Horrible hike, beautiful destination.
You basically hike up the ski hill, ugly, not covered, steep but once you start into the bush then it starts being beautiful and the lake itself is amazing. When I went they really didn't have the turn off well marked so we missed it on the way up and down.