Prairie View Trail to Jewell Pass

MODERATE 79 reviews

Prairie View Trail to Jewell Pass is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a lake 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
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3234 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent hike! Breathtaking views.

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4 days ago

Just did this loop today on my bike the first KM of jewel pass still has a lot of slush but over all great trail

5 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Moderate hike and beautiful view at the top. Took us under an hour at a good pace

hiking
11 days ago

Super great and easy trail to run up and down a dozen times in a day! Getting to be warm up the front, warm and wet down the back.

hiking
11 days ago

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18 days ago

Great early season hike. A little bit of ice near the top. If you're going down past the lookout to complete the loop lots of packed snow and ice near the top. Cleans up as you get further down.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

We hiked from the Barrier Lake parking lot up to the lookout and back down without doing the loop in 3.5hrs. The trail is extremely icy for the last 1km so I highly recommend cleats and hiking poles. There is a second lookout you can climb to but due to wind and the amount of ice was not accessible for us. Overall this is a great hike and I highly recommend for a quick short day trip. It gives you incredible views at the top that do not disappoint! I would rate it on the easy side of moderate and would say it's one of my favourites for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is covered in ice so wear appropriate footwear! The views at the top are amazing. We didn't do the entire loop due to time but will for sure be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Super windy at the bottom and top, and pure ice all the way up... but absolutely breathtaking views once you get up there!! Will definitely do this one again in the summer!

2 months ago

Always love this hike in the winter as it is a pretty simple hike but the snow adds a challenge. If you are going in the winter Id say cleats are not needed at all unless you plan to go to the peak of Yates mountain instead of just the reflector point before the switchback to jewel pass. We decided to go the extra mile to Yates Mountain without cleats which took up a ton of time that could've been better used but the view from the helicopter pad will never dissapoint.

3 months ago

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