Rawson Lake Trail

MODERATE 230 reviews

Rawson Lake Trail is a 10.9 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.

DISTANCE
10.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

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4 hours ago

Very satisfying hike. A steep grunt for the first half but great view once at the lake. Dog friendly and easily accessible. Would be a good challenge for a beginner hiker but is more on the easy side for an experienced hiker.

For sure going back and tackling Sarrail Ridge, but will make sure I have poles and proper shoes, as my ankles were wobbly on the way down from Rawson Lake in just runners.

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4 days ago

Short and sweet hike up to the stunning Rawson Lake. Those up for a challenge should continue on up to Sarrail Ridge, a fantastic lookout point on the saddle that let's you soak up the views of Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes (as well as Hidden Lake). Highly recommend boots and poles for Sarrail Ridge - steep grade and particularly challenging when conditions are tinder dry.

Apparently, the trail to Rawson Lake is also great for snowshoeing!

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7 days ago

The hike to Rawson Lake is short and relatively easy. Beautiful Lake. The hike/scramble up to the ridge requires a little more work, and i cannot stress good boots and poles enough. The reward at the top is remarkable

8 days ago

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8 days ago

Awesome hike, all kinds of people out, nice views along the way, but the top is worth the trek!

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9 days ago

Such an awesome place!

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11 days ago

Did this hike solo, pretty popular so there was no issues. A little tough in the beginning, will definitely get your heart going and then eventually eases up. Amazing lake, a little smokey today. Would like to do it again on a clear day.