Tryst Lake Trail is a 7.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.2 km Elevation Gain: 397 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

skiing

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

In winter, this trail is considered backcountry and an avalanche hazard exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf See the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

snowshoeing
snow
5 months ago

In WINTER conditions (that includes late fall / early spring) this trail is considered BACKCOUNTRY and AVALANCHE HAZARD exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Practice 4. Get the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

hiking
8 months ago

good

hiking
8 months ago

great easy hike with a great view of the lake. larches are beautifully golden! go early so you get a parking spot and can enjoy the calm lake before the crowds come. However, the trail was a little hard to find About 1.5 km in, there is flagging tape on some trees by 3 large logs on the right side.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible hike. A friend and I choose this hike over Chester Lake Trail due to how busy it was, and we’re glad we did. The hike itself was more moderate than hard and relatively easy terrain. The first half of the hike is flat, and then the second half is a pretty steady incline the rest of the way through the forest but it’s quite nice. The view at the top is stunning and well worth it.

snowshoeing
Mon Nov 19 2018

Lots of snow. We were the first ones on the trail in the woods after the snowfall a couple of days ago. We have found the trail head only due to the map in this app (if you come to the creek you have passed the trail head). Luckily,we met 2 backcountry skiers who were skiing down approximately half way up. We used their tracks to snowshoe up. That help a lot otherwise there were spots where we were waist deep in snow. Took us 3 hours overall (we got to the lake and did not walk around it). Definitely doable in a shorter time on a packed snow and marked trail. I would definitely do it again.

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

Hike to the lake (more of a pond) is fairly easy to follow and overall of moderate difficulty. The trail is mostly through trees and shrubs, follows the creek. We walked to the end of the lake and had lunch looking up towards Tent Ridge and The Fist. We tried - but failed - to find the trail joining up to Tent Ridge... We bashed around in the trees and rocky slope for a while, and it looked from the map here like we were right on the trail but we couldn’t find anything. Nice hike. Busy parking lot but only a couple of other people on the trail (a Saturday in early September).

Wed Jul 18 2018

Great hike, the lake was a little disappointing (seems much more beautiful during winter/spring). We didn't go all the way to the peak though, just till the lake. The trail is through the forest and sometimes difficult to see, but somewhat follows a small stream, so isn't very difficult to find. The detour for the tryst lake path is marked my few small ribbons tied near a large uprooted tree on the right side of the initial flat wide trail. The trail is very very lightly trafficked, so I would recommend going in a group for safety.

hiking
Wed Sep 27 2017

Steep but very do-able trail about a.5 hours up , less time down, starting from gravel road that passes Mount Engadine Lodge, Turn left about a half mile or short km past the Lodge into left-hand smaller public parking lot ( no WC there!) The Lodge on way back home is another plus but must arrive before 5 p.m unless overnight guest - for tea and coffee and great cheesecake at the rustic log-house inn with reasonable off-season overnight rates that include meals!, No I am not paid to advertise it ! Right off the gravel Spray Lakes Road at km. 27 from south end Highway 40 at Kananaskis Lakes turnoff south of the famous Centex last-gas station for miles! This is a beautiful medium-sized lake - we were hot and swam in late August, but if you can scramble up the wooded hill framing the south side of the lake. the ridge walk is soft and welcoming- one could even tent there overnight. Views from the ridge are stunning! - enjoy ! 0 Ana de Madrid

hiking
Tue Jul 12 2016

Very steep trail. Lots of wildflowers. Nice little lake with some larch trees. Go past the lake to the snow field.

snowshoeing
18 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

recorded Tent Ridge Horseshoe

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sun Oct 01 2017

Mon Sep 11 2017

hiking
Sat Jul 25 2015

skiing
Sat Mar 30 2013