Rawson Lake Trail

MODERATE 171 reviews

Rawson Lake Trail is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back 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 April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.8 km
921 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips









wild flowers


bridge out




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Great views at top

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6 days ago

Absolutely loved it. It's steep but very doable and what a beautiful hike all the way up. Once you get to the lake, it is stunning. Make sure to walk all the up to the end of the lake. So pretty and you can enjoy a little picnic there. The next trail is Sarrail trail which is extremely steep. I haven't done it as I have only 6-7 hike under my belt but it's on my futur list.

7 days ago

I loved this hike, getting to the lake was a really great easy climb. The lake was so crystal clear, and no breeze it was just a stunning view to see. We then went up to the ridge, and it was definitely challenging because it is so dusty, so you are slipping and sliding and everyone is going up and down on the same path. Its to bad it was so smoking when we were there, however the views we still incredible. Worth going all the way to the top, just be careful on your way down :)

8 days ago

Great hike, great views! The first part is quite easy, as is once you get to the top by the lake. The middle section is quite challenging as it's uphill switch backs. Hence why it's considered a moderate hike. Take your time in this section. We like to start our hikes early between 8-9am. A lot less people on the trails that way. It took us about 1.5 hours to get from parking lot to the lake.

9 days ago

Great hike for some exercise and fishing

Gorgeous lake once you reach the top. Be prepared to hike up, up and up! Majority is an incline. Worth the beauty at the top!

10 days ago

A nice, moderate hike up to the beautiful lake. If you are continuing on to the ridge, good boots and poles are a MUST! The scramble is steep and hard but the view is so worth it! It was very smokey at the time but still beautiful!

10 days ago

Beautiful there and back but a significant incline to start the trail. After that it's smooth sailing! So much to see and the lake at the end was just so serene. We went up early in the morning and there weren't too many other people on the trail. On the way back was when the hordes started to come in. Great way to spend a Saturday with the wife and pup!

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14 days ago

Amazing hike with a beautiful cold lake at the top!