South Lawson Peak

HARD 2 reviews

South Lawson Peak is a 7.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 km
739 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





2 months ago

Be prepared to hike up the elevation in the first 4km. This is steep! Hands in your pocket hiking, however be sure to bring lots of water and snacks. A solid half day hike (4 hours) which included several breaks. Not a great hike for new hikers, as the steepness may be off-putting. Gorgeous views from the summit (beyond the first false summit) of Kananaskis lakes and the beautiful ranges around the area. Gorgeous trail.

5 months ago

Got in our first hike of the season this May long and tackled South Lawson Peak. It took approximately 3 hours of very steady up, up and more up with some powering through knee to thigh deep snow for us to reach our destination. By the time you reach the top your legs will definitely have a bit of a burn. Our lunch spot was absolutely breathtaking and I could have sat there all afternoon! Unfortunately it was cut short as the ticks decided they too were looking for some lunch! By the time we got off the mountain we had removed about 15+ ticks from our clothing and packs. Despite the ticks; definitely would recommend this hike.